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Steven Allen
Steven Allen
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Member Since
Sept. 11, 2012
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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.  

Country
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
SteveAllen
ACBL Ranking
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Mark Benson's bidding problem: 9842 J83 KT63 95
Very tough call playing MPS. IMPS then 5S is much easier assuming our P bid 4S with good expectations of making. Here the opp appear to be sacking (might make but refused the raise without the push), but will the likely +100/300 score well at MPS? It may do ...
ATB Common Game hand
You mean 5143 I assume. I'm not keen even in MPS to offer 4S with 32. Jx at a push. Qx and above without much quarm.
Rate North's bidding
The actual hand is posted below. A 5332 5 count
ATB Common Game hand
I agree with Richard. Playing MPS North will bid hearts or NT after 2D with any hand suitable for 3NT. The 3C bid therefore virtually denies any values in hearts and South is misguided to even try with stiff KH. 4C is clearly the better bid and its smooth running ...
Did The Blue Team Cheat?
I'm not happy with the phrasing. If you want me to commit to a side, I would rather the choice was from:- based on the pre-read which option do you think is most likely to be right on the balance of probablity....that there was cheating...or not. I ...
Rate North's bidding
it was 5 actually
Style Poll
You can use virtually any other bid than 3S to invite, ergo 3S is bidding inline with the LTT and preventing opp having room to communicate easily
Rate North's bidding
Only just seen this.....clearly they are very aware of their tendencies and should be drawing your attention to it!
Rate North's bidding
But not played by all 2/1 players I believe
Rate North's bidding
This hand is worth far more than 11 HCP. The intermediates are excellent and the AQx of spades are clearly well placed making them look better too. I be valuing this closer to a 13 count than 11 personally.
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