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Michael Hargreaves
Michael Hargreaves
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Member Since
Sept. 5, 2013
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14 hours ago
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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.

Country
Canada

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The first time we won the Canadian team trials...as 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)
none
Favorite Tournaments
used to be the CNTC event.
Favorite Conventions
2/1 with relay, but nobody plays it:)
BBO Username
mikeh
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Do you play your 2!D opening as a weak 2?
I play a weak 2 diamonds. There are a lot of hands on which one really can't bid 3D and yet passing seems wrong. I've played a couple of forms of multi, with ok results, and maybe I'd play more of it if it were more accepted ...
The Curious Case of Schneider-Reithoffer v Mollo
I am not commenting on the underlying accusations. However, lawsuits settle for many, many reasons. It is imo foolhardy to read anything sinister into how that lawsuit ended, especially when, reading between the lines of what the plaintiff’s lawyer apparently said, no damages were paid, only part of the ...
Apportion the blame - no play slam
It seems clear that E-W lacked adequate agreements: I like East's action over 3S to be all about spades: 4H shows a horrible hand, embarrassed to open, new suit promises length and values, extras and a spade control. Pass denies a spade control, and promises more than a 4H ...
ATP- Match Points
Maybe they felt disoriented, what with South being to East's right, and to West's left? I doubt either had been in that position before.
Ok. A stupid question on a Wednesday evening.
You hold approx AKxxx 10xx Jxx Ax. Rho opens a big club and the auction procceeds (1C). 1S. (P) 3S (4D) p (5C) p (5D) p (6C) p p p Senior world championship,,round robin. Your lead. A world class player led.....the club x. Dummy was xx xxx void ...
Bidding philosophy
Hmmm...if I bid 2S and then it goes P P x P P P, I am pretty sure that this is not going to end well. They have the balance of hcp but no fit, else they'd usually be finding it, and I have good defensive cards, that ...
And the 1!C - 2!D Jump Shift
How about 1 2 as a transfer to hearts, either weak or very strong, and use 2 as 11-12 balanced? I like 2H as 11-12 better than 2S (as per CC) because it allows opener to bid 2S as a puppet to 2N, to allow responder to ...
ATB
Asking ATB is resulting. Why anyone thinks that it is ‘right’ to bid bad games, simply because they make, always puzzles me. That doesn’t make me a fan of 1S, but so what?
Grand slam call after partners huddle.
I don't have much experience with strong jump shifts, never having played them in serious bridge, so I may be missing something, but there is no way in the world I would bid 6S over 6H unless I was 100% sure that partner could never talk himself into thinking ...
(3m) - X - (p) - 4NT ?
Well, I assume that you have some idea of what a minimum takeout double looks like, and a quantitative 4N suggests partner pass with that, and bid on with, say, the equivalent of a king more than that.
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