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Paul Lamford
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Member Since
June 17, 2015
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Other interests backgammon, poker and chess, but rarely play the latter two. My life and bridge partner Stefanie Rohan is from the USA and has also played for England internationally.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Author of Starting Out in Bridge and 50 Bridge Puzzles. Represented England internationally, winning Chairman's Cup in Orebro in 2014.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Young Chelsea, Woodberry, BTONS (all London).
Favorite Tournaments
Pula Bridge Festival
Favorite Conventions
5NT opener showing a one-loser hand with a void in both majors. Sadly it has only occurred twice!
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Sherlock's SB story
Indeed many of SB's former partners refuse to play with him; I cannot imagine why as he is a strong player. I can only remember Vera the Vixen appearing once in a Mollo story, and here her excellent hearing was the talent required. This one also needed two players ...
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
duplicate sorry
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
I recall playing with someone who interchanged 1H-X-2NT and 1H-x-3H, so that the latter was a good raise and the former, which was alertable either way, was a weak raise. He claimed quite a few goals when people "assumed". I stopped playing with him.
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
David Carlisle mentions (off-topic) the comparable call Law, which is indeed fairly complicated, and sometimes nonsensical. But that is not the fault of the EBU or L&E at all. It is the fault (if there is any) of the World Bridge Federation Laws Committee. It's laudable aim, especially ...
Sherlock's SB story
The key question for the TD would be whether there was a "wire". There are two possible interpretations from the relevant Law: A. Players’ Use of Information 1. A player may use information in the auction or play if: (a) it derives from the legal calls and plays of the ...
Sherlock's SB story
The Menagerie club usually had a North-South Rover, as does the North London Club at which SB plays.
Sherlock's SB story
Sherlock would not have known whether 2NT was alerted as he was not there, but SB would not have played that 2NT was natural, so we can assume it was alerted, showing both minors. Out of interest, on your hand, 7S cannot be beaten even on a trump lead and ...
Sherlock's SB story
Very good Craig. That was the layout, but slightly better is to test that it is possible by ruffing a diamond and then a club first. When East follows to both with the king (or ace), you then must run the 9 of hearts, and then run the ten of ...
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
No, my main objection is to ANY rule whatsoever which makes it harder for club directors, let alone county and national directors, to make decisions. And certainly to any rule which benefits Secretary Birds with their encyclopedic knowledge of the Laws as such rulings drive players away from competitive bridge ...
A "strong" 2C ruling in SB's favour
CURRENT chairman, please.

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