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Kevin Strangway
Kevin Strangway
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 8, 2017
Last Seen
April 22
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
In a losing team match transferring my partner into spades on my 4234 hand, having him super-accept, and somehow making it FTW!
Bridge Accomplishments
Most proud of winning the X-Flight swiss in Penticton one year.
Regular Bridge Partners
Bob Pratt, Gus Axen, Dwight Crouse, George Ding
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Grande Prairie Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Penticton regional
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Gus Axen and Kevin Strangway
2/1 with Semi-Forcing 1nt
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How New Convention Charts Apply to Existing Mid-Chart Conventions
I agree the bread and butter is 1h 1s 1nt p. I'm reading articles that suggests it integrates well with Gazzilli. I hardly ever run into Gazzilli which is weird because it's fairly straightforward and seems very useful.
How New Convention Charts Apply to Existing Mid-Chart Conventions
I'm already studying how to best integrate Kaplan into 2/1 with my regular partner. Can't wait for this to go live!
Is "could be short" a conventional call?
Thanks for the info. That article refers to a convention called holo-bolo but the link is broken. I wonder if anyone might have a link to the details of that convention?
Is "could be short" a conventional call?
I was also wondering about precision 1d. Some play 2, some play less. I would think 0-1 would definitely be conventional at least.
Kaplan Interchange/Inversion Relay
Come November you will be good to go as long as you aren't playing in novice events!
Is unspecified smolen a thing?
This is muppet, a system I had not been aware of until some feedback from this thread. It seems better than puppet in almost every way so I'm not sure why I have not run into it before. The one drawback is that it does not pattern out 4-4 ...
Is unspecified smolen a thing?
I love all these interesting comments! I wonder if this could work for me after 2NT 3c: 3d (1 or both 4 majors), 3h (either 5-major), 3s (3 spades), 3nt (only 2 spades so almost always 2344 but rarely 2254/2245). This would cover off responders' smolen hands yet still ...
Is unspecified smolen a thing?
It occurred to me last night that if agreed not to open 2nt with 5-card majors, one could use puppet stayman but instead of a 5-card major show 3 (so precisely a 2344 pattern) or bid 3nt with 2254 or 2245 patterns.
Is unspecified smolen a thing?
Well most people transfer and then bid the 4-carder with 64 probably. Or with 64 Mm stayman then bid the 6-card minor.
Official Version of New Convention Charts
I enjoy playing teams; however, until brackets are created using ratings instead of masterpoints I am very happy that they are dying out.

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