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Mike Bell
Mike Bell
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 21, 2011
Last Seen
12 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

England Open Team for 2020 Euros in Madeira, partnering Ben Norton. I had some success in the US in 2017 partnering David Gold on Richie Schwartz's team.

I live in London with my wife, Sarah - also an NABC+ winner, also playing in Madeira (on the England women's team).

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Psyching a world-class pair into their 5-0 fit at the five-level in the semi-final of a major KO. Zia was in my seat at the other table and didn't find the psyche!
Bridge Accomplishments
US (all 2017): Mitchell BAM winner, Spingold semi-finalist and "won" a session of the Reisinger final. Non-US: Winner of Yeh Bros Pairs, Spring Foursomes (3 times), Chairman's Cup, Gold Cup, English Premier League (4 times).
Regular Bridge Partners
Ben Norton, Tony Forrester, Sarah Bell
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Young Chelsea
Favorite Tournaments
Spring Foursomes, held in Stratford-upon-Avon
Favorite Conventions
In response to 1C - 1D = 4+hearts, 1S = 5+spades, 1H = neither of the above
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Undo or No undo ?
To those who think "no undo, you've seen the dummy" is an appropriate response, I put it to you that - a) It's likely that the player already knew what they were trying to lead and will just lead the same card. b) If you don't agree with ...
Undo or No undo ?
Yes, I take issue with the 2nd poll answer. "Rules are rules" = grant the undo.
World championships individual
Unless BBO has greatly improved their movements since the last time I played an online indy - admittedly many years ago - you'll have a devil of a time making sure everyone partners everyone else.
Rearranged match in a local league
Thanks all. My opinion is in line with the (vast) majority here.
Tax Day K.O. Has Started
Thanks Tom. One single-elimination per month sounds good. The double-elimination will take much longer. I suggest you want to be down to the last 8 or so teams before starting another one.
Tax Day K.O. Has Started
Is there a way to add rosters?
Rearranged match in a local league
Yes, amazing how much this has dated in the past month or so.
Rearranged match in a local league
Hi Brian, please assume that there was no discussion between the teams regarding the need to inform the club. Thanks.
1C (1H) X = 4+spades
Bill - Yes, 1 (or 1) showing 4+cards is pretty bad, but "everyone" plays it so we just accept the shortcomings, whereas the losses are much more obvious when the rest of the field is distinguishing four-card suits from five. However, the flaws of the uncontested auction are ...
Gold v Gold
With scoring errors addressed and an appeal heard, Phoenix won by 2 IMPs.

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