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Liam Milne
Liam Milne
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 2, 2013
Last Seen
32 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Bridge professional and Australian open-level international.

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

Country
Australia

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
winning NZ Pairs by one matchpoint (2012)
Bridge Accomplishments
Australian Open Trials 2015, (9th) World Pairs 2014, Australian National Open Teams 2014, Gold Coast Open Teams 2012
Regular Bridge Partners
Nye Griffiths
Favorite Conventions
mini 1NT, woodie
BBO Username
lmilne
ACBL Ranking
None
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WBF accepted proposal for proving honesty of organization
Hans - Phil Markey isn't being serious with his comments above :) Normal Australian banter
Assign the blame - 3NT failing while slam makes
OK Michael, fair point. It would be better to say either "the hand record reveals that 6 could make double-dummy" or "looking at the North-South reveals that 6 had play". I won't dig my hole deeper by committing to either of those though! I think we can ...
Interview with WBF President Rona
You're right Peter - it is a great photo! Thanks for letting me know about your ownership of the photo, I wasn't sure who to credit it to. I have sent you a private message.
A very basic auction?
Not the wrong question for me, Eric. I think getting the 2 bid in is more important than worrying about the problems later. But I do still have to deal with the problems later; hence, the poll!
Liam Milne's bidding problem: Q92 AQ954 J43 Q4
No. But how would you bid it playing XYZ?
Liam Milne's bidding problem: KT65 T72 AJ972 T
Hi David, what's pfa?
Liam Milne's bidding problem: KT65 T72 AJ972 T
I agree that the conditions are not optimal. Sometimes that's the cards you get dealt. You can fairly safely assume that 4 doesn't mean anything and that it covers partner's entire range.
Liam Milne's bidding problem: AQJ9 AJ 952 AQ62
Patrick, the minimum for an opening bid in our system is 11 points and the maximum is about 21 points
Rule this Claim!
Kit - I don't know how I would rule, likely allowing the claim. I think the difference in the two suit combinations is that Qx opposite AKJxxx is a common "play high from the short hand to unblock" holding, while Kxx opposite AJx is a common "free finesse" holding. I ...
Ambitious
Results: As commented above, I played 10, spade to J (all follow), AK, third heart. East discarded a diamond as I ruffed low. I made an error by not changing tack and considering the higher likelihood of both the failure of the dummy reversal and the squeeze chances. Luckily for ...
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