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Liam Milne
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2013
Last Seen
Aug. 16
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Bridge professional and Australian open-level international.

Nothing is better than winning in the big game with friends.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
winning NZ Pairs by one matchpoint (2012)
Bridge Accomplishments
Australian Grand National Teams 2017/2016, Gold Coast Open Teams 2017/2012, Australian Open Trials 2015, (9th) World Pairs 2014, Australian National Open Teams 2014
Regular Bridge Partners
Nye Griffiths
Favorite Conventions
mini 1NT, woodie
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Club UI problem
The reason I didn't poll players on Bridge Winners is because a) the average membership of BW is likely not in the peer group of the player in question; b) the poll results wouldn't arrive in time (the ruling needed to be made within the hour)
Club UI problem
Apologies, edited to reflect the (agreed) hesitation
An awkward 2NT opener auction
The difference for me was that 4 might be useful as natural in our current auction. Not many are suggesting that though.
An awkward 2NT opener auction
Sorry Ed I don't understand your comment - what part of our agreements (aside from the question) aren't defined
An awkward 2NT opener auction
I should have been more specific in my question. Clearly there is no objective/standard meaning to the bids in the auction above. I am more interested in what bids should mean in a regular expert partnership. I would be interested in the 'specific agreements that are all artificial' mentioned ...
John Newman's bidding problem: K763 A954 A763 J
Yes, I would double 3. Partner's double just showed values, I assume. I don't think partner would risk bidding 4 now with a slam try - it's probably not 100% forcing, although unlikely to end the auction. I don't think a third double (of 4 ...
Awkward fourth suit forcing auction
How do you resolve the huge difference between 1 and 2 after bidding 3 with both?
Awkward fourth suit forcing auction
Ben - how can opener have spades when they raise 2 to 3 in this auction? Wouldn't opener have already rebid 1? Edit: just read your comment above. So with KQx x AKxxx Qxxx you would raise to 3 rather than bid 2NT?
Long and winding road
I played an embarrassingly bad line at the table so you really don't want to! I'm convinced by winning in hand and playing a club, which one seems a little complicated but small to the 10 likely best.
Extract the maximum
No, I don't think so. Maybe if they thought that game was not on even opposite 22-23 balanced? Haven't really thought much about it.

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