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Peter Fordham
Peter Fordham
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Member Since
Sept. 23, 2015
Last Seen
Feb. 13
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
Australia

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing in final of NZ open teams C'ship 2000, screen mate for 64 boards, RHO, Geir Helgemo, on defence, I knew I had to switch to card from K10x with AJx in dummy to have chance to defeat contract. I selected K which proved to be good enough. Geir, graciously, privately said, "Well defended Peter. If you examine the possible spot layouts closely, you'll see that the 10 is slightly better." Geir, champion, gentleman, scholar.
Bridge Accomplishments
Int'l: Played one Bermuda Bowl[2001], two Far East/Asia Pacific C'ships [1985, 2001], several Zone 7 C'ships [winning 2001]. Nat'nl: Won most open teams c'ships in Australasia including both Aust. and NZ Open Teams and Aust. Seniors teams.. Represented Qld, ACT and NSW at Aust Nat'nl C'ships[Open]. ACBL: Won Montreal Regional KO teams 1986?
Regular Bridge Partners
Not currently playing regularly
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Bridge Today
Favorite Tournaments
Australian Summer Festival of Bridge [includes National Open Teams and National Seniors Teams]
Favorite Conventions
The only good conventions are those that partner and I both understand thoroughly and use wisely.
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Steven Mcgrahan's bidding problem: --- JT976 AKQT65 K8
7NT, but if you foist the 1 on me, after partner's splinter I need good trumps for slam. so a bit of a stab in the dark of 5 might get a good outcome. It depends a bit what partner would think is a good trump holding.
David Parsons's bidding problem: AQJ8 Q5 J9875 Q7
@David P You sought views. I provided mine. I did not seek yours. You posted the problem. +200 wasn't the table score after an opening Pass by any chance was it?
Sebastian Kristensen's bidding problem: J985 QJ8 J875 AJ
5 I do not expect that it will make, although it might, but partner, having Passed originally has bid like there is no tomorrow. I'm thinking pre-empt withheld because of traditional concepts concerning side major suit. To all the Passers, good luck to you with your -990 ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: AQJ8 Q5 J9875 Q7
1 Always strike first if possible. This isn't close.
David Libchaber's bidding problem: Q9832 AJ64 Q2 K8
4 I'm not letting us get to any less than 4, so I tell partner I have a good hand too. So I Q raise.
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
Getting up from the table and refusing to play is an excellent thing to do, provided that enough players do it. This is a big proviso. The ACBL might behave aggressively towards an isolated pair, but IMHO, would back down very quickly if pair after pair did just that, particular ...
Majors - Minors - 2NT
@Rosalin H On my reading of WBF rules, the WBF permits Brown Sticker Conventions in Category 1 (BB/VC) and Category 2 (Knock Out Rounds - World Mind Games). Category (Wheresoever Designated), Brown Sticker not permitted. IMHO, a measure of the progressive nature of NCBO's is the degree they permit ...
Jonathan Campbell's bidding problem: AQJ32 Q KQT86 Q9
@Soren J I think you have wrong hand. I understand this hand overcalled 1
Mike Gill's bidding problem: A2 Q AK75 AT9875
I thought likely so, but I wasn't sure. couldn't find your vote. Didn't want a less experienced player to get wrong idea. Cheers
Mike Gill's bidding problem: A2 Q AK75 AT9875
Bidding 2NT on these cards makes sense, if, and only if there isn't a juicy penalty when partner has been sitting patiently waiting for your re-opening Double. I would think that bidding 2NT for minors here, if that is the meaning your partnership wants to ascribe to it, ought ...
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