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Steven Allen
Steven Allen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 11, 2012
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I play many mind sports games in my time including:- Chess, Othello, Go and virtually any other good card game before settling on Bridge. I play in the UK and use a highly modified Benji ACOL system, some what different from most on this site.

Started play aged 15 or so, some 35 years ago and play when I can around a busy work and family life.  

United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing at junior national trials. I cashed some side suit winners and exited looking at a likely trump trick with QTxx with AKJ9x over me and only one entry to dummy (so declarer needed a deep finesse first round of trumps). He led a trump from dummy, turned to me and said " you've got QTxx haven't you", I gave him my "what you talking about Im rubbish at this game" look and he bought it - 1 off. Priceless
Bridge Accomplishments
No major event wins, but quite a few close shaves. It's overdue now.
Regular Bridge Partners
David Eddleston also known as Francis Eddleston
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Burnham Bridge club, WGC bridge club
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Play Problem
The other is a general forum in an online bridge club. This is the place to come for some serious bridge discussion, no question about that
Can systems be too well defined?
Its most important to know what your playing than have a gadget for all hands, but my experience from way back was to keep the basics simple and not have overly complicated relay systems......this came from a long spell of playing Blue Club.....and all we ever seemed to ...
Play Problem
Hi David....yes sorry about that, Im used to posting more on another site where suit symbols are a real pain to enter, but here it is much easier.
Play Problem
If we assume the diamond lead is a singleton Kit....then surely West does not have a void spade....but I must admit I've seen some odd plays in my time
Play Problem
I assume you mean East has 3 trumps as if West had 3 then RHO has opened 1NT with a singleton spade
Play Problem
This though does appear to kill dummies entries, so how do you now pick up the presumed QD onside and the club suit for 1 loser?
Play Problem
Sorry - I have appeared to have made this multiple votes....please only select one option :)
Noble Shore's lead problem: QT7 KJ K753 A862
What am I leading against and how did they get there
Should you duck Kx?
Your continuing from a position you would be in having thought about what declarer has......but this declarer played three rounds of spades ending in dummy already so the above is not possible
Should you duck Kx?
Ok we could have started with KT only, but that's a much lower frequecy lie than Txx opposite Kx. Of course I'm assuming a declarer missing KT9xx needing to play for no losers would have started with AC

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