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Steven Allen
Steven Allen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 11, 2012
Last Seen
11 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
Qualifying in first place from our local Bridge club for the National Pairs Finals, on our second ever club night (after reading a book about ACOL) aged 15. The club membership had been telling us not to get our hopes up for a least a few years on winning a club night as new members :)
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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ATB: -500 instead of +1010
I'm sorry, but I cannot get passed North rebidding 2S and not hearts....sure Souths actions are poor but Norths cannot be looking at his hand
Ok. A stupid question on a Wednesday evening.
On the hand it occured, the answer was no. But thr point is you need to run the suit to make and winning the king on the second round will NEVER make that possible, its a nullo play while running the ten or jack at least has a chance.
Ok. A stupid question on a Wednesday evening.
Not that simple though as give your P the TD when the jack is led covering is wrong. You have to trust your p to ditch the TD under the ace. Its a very interesting position........but winning the king here was a nullo play.
Ok. A stupid question on a Wednesday evening.
Running the jack is your only hope. If the queen drops, you’ve blocked the suit!
Ok. A stupid question on a Wednesday evening.
I lead and we clear spade vs 3nt, where declarer has a entryless dummy apart from the suit he must run to make the contract, this being diamonds Dummy.........Kxxxxx Dec...........AJT Declarer takes the AD and then overtakes the Jack with the King in dummy to give them 0 ...
Follow-up after a reopening
I cannot answer this in the current format, its not clear on the difference between bidding a new minor and a cue bid of the openers. Also there is an assumption that the passed hand is always weak, when it could easily be a strongish hand with the openers suit ...
David Eddleston's bidding problem: AJT76 A43 AKQ8 J
In the methods given Dave that hand would rebid a GF 2nt and not 3D.
David Eddleston's bidding problem: AJT76 A43 AKQ8 J
Certainly a reasonable view, but in the case where P has enough values to bid 2H but then is not interested in showing any spade support before bidding 3NT (Hx or similar would be normal) - I think the odds of a hand being opposite with bad hearts is very low.
David Eddleston's bidding problem: AJT76 A43 AKQ8 J
This is definitely not a 2/1 auction so 3H is not GF and not a bid I would ever risk. I agree 3D takes a lot of room & makes life hard if P bids 3NT, but my approach is not to take 3NT out to 4H but 5H. Not ...
Your next card?
Clearly misread the op!

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