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Richard Granville
Richard Granville
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 23, 2013
Last Seen
19 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Writer
about me

Until 8 years ago I was a software engineer and safety consultant, but now I'm a part-time bridge writer.  I provide much of the material for the nofearbridge websites, notably the "hand of the day" feature for which I've supplied more than 2000 declarer and defence problems.

Although based in the UK I've never really enjoyed playing Acol.  I'm a firm believer in strong NT with 5 card majors and play Two over One with many of my partners.  With my most regular partners I play a home-grown system known as MOSSO, about which a two-volume book has recently been published.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Graham Sadie, David Burn.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Walton+Hersham (Surrey), Young Chelsea (London)
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Is There Any Special Name for This?
Perhaps West held both club honours.
Bob Okker's bidding problem: J9762 AQ5 K96 T3
Overcalling 1 is probably the only way to induce partner to lead from his Kx.
Bob Okker's bidding problem: J9762 AQ5 K96 T3
Thanks - now added.
Bob Okker's bidding problem: J9762 AQ5 K96 T3
Weak suit, balanced, near minimum, unfavourable vulnerability. All this easily overrides the benefit of reducing the opponents' bidding space.
What is the proper announcement?
Given the answer to my query at the top, this has to be right.
What is the proper announcement?
Would they downgrade the hand with at least two of 6, 3 and 5 replaced by their respective tens?
Never a Senior
The English Bridge Union website contains the following statement (within its "senior internationals" page): In 2017 the World Bridge Federation's Executive Council began to raise the age requirement for Senior players to 65 over an 8 year period in accordance with the following schedule: - Born in 1957 or earlier ...
A Better Structure for Transfers over Opponents' One-Level Take-out Doubles
Why do you need to show any NT hand after 1M (dbl)? Just redouble with a good hand and pass with a weaker one. Then 1N just shows clubs and 1 (dbl) 1 is natural. I've never had a problem with this approach.
S. J. Simon and economics
He also wrote the "comic classic" book "No Bed for Bacon" in conjunction with Caryl Brahms in 1941. I read it some time ago but found it only mildly amusing.
Rasim Sari's bidding problem: K876 AQT K87 752
In my book the 1 rebid shows an unbalanced hand. The auction 1 - 1 - 1NT - 2 (dbl) 2 - 2 - 3 is a much better basis for investigating slam.

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