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Mike Bennett
Mike Bennett
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Member Since
Oct. 5, 2015
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Married to Joan since 1964 and played Bridge (but not as we now know it) since 1960 when we met at Imperial College. We love playing teams of eight. 

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Joan, Luiza, Dominic, Clive
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Wallingford, Hambleden,
Favorite Tournaments
Wessex League
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IMP Pairs?
Most club players do not understand the different tactics required hence they tend to be against IMP pairs. At clubs with a strong tradition of playing teams you will find IMP pairs are popular. Our club field four teams of eight in the Oxfordshire leagues and has a monthly teams ...
Best bridge advice ever:
The Bridge Player's Bedside companion which included an account of the hand and trial was a Christmas present from my future mother-in-law in 1961.
Best bridge advice ever:
If you go ahead and marry the woman take a lesson from history and buy a bullet proof vest.
Congratulations to Monaco! Now named official 'winners' of the 2014 European Championships
Now thats irony.
1m - 2M your choice.
Weak 4-6hcp with 6 card suit.
Lebensohl after opps show both majors
Double shows both minors equal length. 2H shows both minors longer clubs. 2S shows both minors longer diamonds. 3C/3D natural.
What should the selectors do?
With doubts (at least in my mind) about the trial process for open and ladies teams the selectors should start afresh. For example the open trial did not include David Gold certainly one of our best players. One needs young players with stamina in the KO stages so the selection ...
The arrow switch doesn't work
The average club with 15+ tables will not have seen either DB or GR. It will be an afternoon club and the session will have an NGS rating of considerably less than 50% if it has one. It is likely to be not affiliated or considering leaving the EBU umbrella ...
Erroneous Claim
You challenged the call, did not say 'Play it out', the director gets to play the hand _ not stupidly but carelessly. Declarer gets his tricks. Both sides admonished for arguing once the TD is called.
Is it better to double or bid 1H?
Whatever you choose you can expect a forcing defence and personally I prefer to have 5+ trumps in the hand that has to deal with it. That plus the odds of the fit favouring 1H make that a clear cut choice for me.
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