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Paul Gipson
Paul Gipson
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 29, 2010
Last Seen
8 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing the Nickell team in the Spingold in Zia's first and last years in the team.
Bridge Accomplishments
Improving from the #106 seed in the Spingold to the #56 seed in the Vanderbilt over the past few years.
Regular Bridge Partners
Alex Gipson, Helen Gipson
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Berwick Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
EBU Spring Foursomes, any ACBL National that I can get to
Favorite Conventions
Transfer responses to one club, transfers in competition (not for the faint-hearted)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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You be the commentator
The full hand is board 10 in this BBO archive - The interesting point of the hand for the commentators, of which David Burn was the only one (at least to say anything), is that you can quickly see that the hand probably does not make but ...
You be the commentator
I was at the venue and decided it was time to feed the BBO operators with their tea/coffee and chocolate-chip cookies, after spending five minutes looking at it. No-one sent us cake :(
Gerben Dirksen's bidding problem: 7 K6432 2 KJT864
As a passed hand I prefer to show both suits with a Leaping Michaels style of response, 4 showing clubs and a major.
Multi 2!d Continuations
It is worth reading Kit Woolsey's article ( and the comments where Kit describes his methods.
How New Convention Charts Apply to Existing Mid-Chart Conventions
A pre-empt that shows 4+ cards in the suit bid is quasi-natural, not artificial, so rule 7 does not apply to these. However two no trump is not a suit bid, so they needed this exemption to allow two no trump opening showing both minors, as many strong club pairs ...
Has anything changed since the elimination of the Stop card?
The use of Stop card remains compulsory in the UK.
Has anything changed since the elimination of the Stop card?
I must say that the elimination of the Stop card is a complete disaster. Having been converted by playing in Philadelphia, my last two nights at the local club have been full of people telling me that I've forgotten to use the Stop card.
ACBL proposed convention charts
Personally I don't think a mistake in an example has the same force as a mistake in the chart. I also suspect that after Jeff or Danny have read this thread, you will find that the published charts for the Fall NABC have corrected any typos. Of course the ...
ACBL proposed convention charts
[i]I think this is wrong about 2C because it is an artificial opening pre-empt so disallowed at Open under #7.[/i] I think you are correct. [i]While example #6 at open+ may be wrongly worded and should say Rule of 19 as the rule stands it is perfectly ...
ACBL proposed convention charts
This is my opinion but I think it is a useful exercise to go through such a list of openings since few are really familiar with the new charts. I may have made a number of errors :) 2C weak in D or very strong Open: this must be forcing otherwise ...

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