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Steve Eginton
Steve Eginton
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Member Since
March 27, 2014
Last Seen
June 12, 2019
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Duplicate and Rubber bridge player over 45 years.  Former England selector.

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Asking Albert Benjamin (94) in an individual if he wanted to play Benjaminised Acol and being told not to be ridiculous as he'd never played it in his life (He did invent it though).:Monte Carlo Philip Morris final (mid 70s) when Omar had to restrain Belladonna after John Crawford inferrred that Garozzo had some illegal knowledge when he found an (absolutely obvious) opening lead from Kx. Crawford had to apologise before the start of the 2nd half. :) "American Cowboy" was the expression that Giorgio used, as I recall
Bridge Accomplishments
European Silver, Camrose, sundry national events, captaining English Juniors
Member of Bridge Club(s)
TGR, Young Chelsea, Amersham, South Bucks
Favorite Tournaments
The old easter Guardian, the old format European Pairs, Brighton, Charbonnieres les Bains, Juan les Pins
Favorite Conventions
Roman Club - shame it's almost impossible to play it now!
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Playing with Michael Rosenberg against WalterAvarelli and the BlueTeam
I am trying to keep an open mind. From those of my acquaintance who knew or played against them, there are some in both camps. It is probably impossible to prove, particularly as we go back to the days of 'Rama. Even with bridgebase and computers, operators make mistake. Hand ...
Avon Wilsmore and Eugenio Chiaradia
The last hand is in the Blue Team Book (P103 of the 1983 version). Forquet states that it was from the EuropeanTeams Championship. In the other room declarer went off playing a reasonably classy but inferior line, isolating the menace in spades but missing that the guard squeeze caters for ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I agree shireen. At this time there were bookmakers who were members of the eccentric, stefans, and the acol to my knowledge. As there appears to be no bookie's name or corroboration, my guess is that someone asked "what are the odds on Italy in the Bermuda bowl, Barry ...
World Bridge Series Team Winners
Yes. A brilliant performance by the members of England's "second best" women's team! Great effort by Alexander, Andrew, Tom and "Ken" to take bronze in the open too. Keep working at it lads; if you can afford the entry you'll probably be considered for a trial.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I cannot comment on hand 2 in the t/o doubles as I don't know much of Siniscalco, except that Forquet in the Blue Team book has a higher opinion of him than Avon. Hand 1 (in Fox's book on systems as a good hand for Neapolitan as ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Irrespective of anything else, the idea that five Italian systems were created to create a smoke screen really is laughable which doesn't add to the case. Apart from Precision, all were canape, very common in France and Italy then. Neapolitan Blue and Precision also incorporated a strong club. More ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
You may well be right. It wasn't a recommendation, really. However an example that there are other factors, particularly with top players, apart from playing with the odds. And they have raised suspicions, probably since whist never mind bridge, was invented
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
This is a good point indeed. A corollary is that many top players (e.g. Zia) have a very good feel for their opponents state of mind. This is, of course, absolutely fair and legitimate. Screens, in order to reduce the unlawful assessment of partner, also reduce the legitimate feel ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
moved to above
I think the Greeks and Romans would have referred to what we call democracies as elective aristocracies. Only in city states were there democracies, and these not by modern terms as slaves and, usually women, were excluded. This meant that all decisions were voted on by everyone. In some cities ...

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