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Mike Summers-Smith
Mike Summers-Smith
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 20, 2015
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

English county-class bridgeplayer; or, rather, I was, when playing often enough to stay sharp. Favourite methods (1) a home-grown strong Diamond, and (2) Acol. I firmly believe that strong NT and (especially) 2/1 are inventions of the Devil.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Discovering, in real-life play, a one-loser smother play which seems never to have been written up. Least favorite bridge memory: going for 800 in 2Sx on that hand, rather than 1100.
Bridge Accomplishments
Knocked the holders out of the Gold Cup 40 years ago, and.lost in the next round. Finished in the top five a time or two in the EBU Summer Congress Swiss Pairs.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Coventry and North Warwickshire
Favorite Tournaments
EBU Summer Congress Swiss Pairs
Favorite Conventions
Strong Diamond
ACBL Ranking
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BridgeWinners Golden Raspberry Awards 2019
On the same deal, the pair that bid 7 off both red bullets may have had some explaining to do.
Alerts when gray: a specific siutational poll
Many years ago, I turned up at the club without a partner just to check some scores; but was offered a game with a strong player. We had never played together before. Immediately as we sat down to discuss methods, the director came over to say that there were 18 ...
BridgeWinners Golden Raspberry Awards 2019
I suggest also an award for Conversion of the Year. Unlike in rugby, where a conversion adds 2 points to your team's score, in bridge a conversion is the single bid or play which turns a complete top into a complete bottom. It's less well defined at IMPs ...
What does (1!C) 1!D (1!H) x show?
I have some values, with length in the unbid suit and a smidgen of support for yours. Please compete as you see fit. (1)-2-(2)-x and all auctions in between: same meaning.
There's a beer in your future
Would you like clamato with that?
Migrating to 1NT semi forcing
Semi-forcing is like semi-fatal or semi-pregnant.
Roger Bryant's bidding problem: T9 KJ953 KJ AJ98
If N has your hand, E is unlikely to have a lot of losers. He can count about 7 tricks, against opponents who haven't got into the bidding yet and who won't be able to double and to sit for penalties.
Roger Bryant's bidding problem: T9 KJ953 KJ AJ98
I assumed there had been no UI; I only mentioned it for completeness' sake. Not least, because I recall a late-night phonecall or two where I gave alternative answers to a bidding problem, and then asked if there had been any BiTs. 4= would have won 1 IMP against ...
How do you plan to bid this hand?
Or even 3=3=1=6; I like it! As a bonus, I get to declare the hand.
How do you plan to bid this hand?
This is, of course, The Bridge World Death Hand. It doesn't really matter how you bid it on any given deal, because whatever you do will be [i]wrong[/i] on that deal.

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