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Michael Hargreaves
Michael Hargreaves
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 5, 2013
Last Seen
July 19
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Canadian player living in Victoria, B.C. Back playing after 4+ years not playing. 3 time Canadian Open Team champion.


As declarer, have gone down 12 undoubled tricks in a slam, and 10 undoubled at the 4-level: clearly i could have either bid or played the hands differently.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The first time we won the Canadian team a 4 player team....profoundly tired....and then the feeling that spread thru my body after we finished comparing scores on the last segment.
Bridge Accomplishments
3 canadian team championship titles
Regular Bridge Partners
michael roche
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
used to be the CNTC event.
Favorite Conventions
2/1 with relay, but nobody plays it:)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Defensive Problem
yes:( me bad...never try answering these problems while working:)
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
Howard: I was on a (Canadian) team with Fred in the BB in 2000, and he kindly gave me a floppy disc! That and a bag with a merchant bank logo were the extent of the booty. The bag didn't last long and was nowhere near as useful. He ...
Defensive Problem
Partner made a somewhat aggressive lead, suggesting that a diamond lead was very unattractive, which in turn suggests (to me, anyway) that declarer has something like AQx/AJ10 or KQ10. If he has Ax xx KQ10 AKQxxx, I need to cash the heart and then play a spade. If he ...
Plan the play at IMP
If it is South who has the 3 hearts, on the 3-0 break, you've just gone down in a contract that was basically cold on a winning club finesse. Plus, as Marty noted above, this line, to get an endplay, requires North to hold Kx of hearts and the ...
Well, once the opps open and raise, and have at least a 5-3 fit, finding a good 3N contract on a combined 25 count becomes less probable than had we had the combined 25 count with silent opps. Meanwhile, given the actions of the opps, finding a playable 3 level ...
I find your analysis very strange. In the second auction, I want partner to double, as 4th hand, on almost all hands with which he would double in direct seat: maybe remove the extreme lower end, but still. The opponents have bid and raised, and in all likelihood 2nd seat ...
It is useful to distinguish between (1S) x (2S) ?, and (1S) P (2S) x (P) ? In the first sequence, advancer can always pass with nothing to say, whereas in the second sequence he is compelled to bid even with an ugly hand, unless he has a spade stack. My preference ...
What would you do?
Announcing 'transfer' was an error, but well-intentioned, and ought not to have created any problem, at least at that stage. However, the OP certainly implies that he was aware of body language indications that partner was surprised by the announcement. I suspect, and infer, that his partner would have reacted ...
Mechanics of Counting Goren Points in Hand
I guess I do what Kit does: it takes a tiny amount of time. As for sorting, I sort by suits, but random order within the suits, and alternating red/black in no particular order. AJ42K is 8 points and is as automatic as AKJ42, but takes less time to ...
BW Censorship
I'm not at all surprised that Nicholas got legal advice to remove the names of those found, by his analysis, to almost surely be cheating. Nobody but the lawyers ever really win defamation cases, and the notion of 'proving' cheating before a judge/jury who likely know nothing about ...
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