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Michael Roche
Michael Roche
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 30, 2011
Last Seen
33 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

2 NABC wins in Mixed BAM. Happy to add LM pairs in Atlanta

5 Canadian Team Championships wins



Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Mike Hargreaves John Rayner Daniel Lyder Karen Cumpstone. I guess I have to add John Carruthers now was well :)
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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How penalty-oriented is this double?
So with 4351 distribution and extra values after 1D (P) 1N (2C) your X is penalty? So you have to pass, and partner doesn't know if you have a balanced minimum or the hand with extra values and shortness? Maybe I'm not reading this correctly
Playing for an overtrick at imps (part 1)
I’m laughing at your revealed answer in Part 2. I’ve played with that guy from Newfoundland.
Playing for an overtrick at imps (part 1)
Elderly husband and wife. Lawyerly leading the in down the garden path.
Third hand high or low?
Smiling on the inside. I play with Mike H.
MULTI 2D Responses
After 2D 2S Pass or correct; Use 3C to show Hearts. This allows a Pass to play 3C. Also allows 3D as a Heart game try.
you preempt then double
Lightner X. The X of 6H doesn’t promise you will beat 6S with a non-heart lead. The X of 7S suggests you will beat 7S with the right lead - most likely a ruff.
you preempt then double
Many have agreements that X says I welcome a different lead than our suit
You call the Director. You get a ruling
Poll fail. What I really wanted was an answer to a simple question. The director rules against you. Do you accept the ruling? Do you appeal absent any new information?
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
I've been following through the various arguments and counter-arguments. I may have missed something but what exactly was the basis of the appeal of the initial director's ruling? Surely all the allegations and facts/statements were heard by the at-the-table director. The director did his consultation (or whatever ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
I feel it’s high time to move entirely away from Appeals. Think soccer or “football” if you must. Yellow cards, red cards. No appeal or overturned decisions. In US football a penalty for pass interference. The play is over the decision made. Now to apply this to bridge? Call ...
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