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Steven Mcgrahan
Steven Mcgrahan
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 8, 2013
Last Seen
Oct. 19
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Learned weak NT to start then Acol, then SA, then Precision and then 2/1 (the easiest to learn as more of a treatment). Now try for 2/1 and Precision but often get stuck with SAYC. Recently learned Mosca club with canape and Polish club.

Book i learned bidding most from Precision Bidding in Acol by Eric Crowhurst

Redoubled with overtricks:

2D+2, 3N+2, 4S+2, 2S+3, 1N+3, 1S+3, 2H+4, 4S+1, 4N+2


Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Top 2015 Online pts U1000 for ACBL Unit 166
Favorite Tournaments
Hamilton Sectional
Favorite Conventions
fourth suit forcing
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Laura & Steve
2/1 GF
Copy to my cards View/Print
Meck-Lite T-Precision
T-Precision 3.0
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Would you rebid 1NT?
Aaah open a 10-12 1N you are almost a max.
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
Incorrect. Namyats still Basic+ with similar but not exact restrictions "12. A 3NT opening bid showing a known or unknown solid suit. 13. A 3NT opening bid showing a known or unknown long minor suit. 14. A 4-level opening bid showing at least 6 cards in a different known suit."
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
For Basic+ having your 1 or 1 be "all-purpose" as in GCC is out. Must be 3+ or quasi-natural ie NT shaped basic+ not = GCC
Would you rebid 1NT?
Why is there an option for red ten's? I want T!?
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
3. *** “Quasi-Natural”: ... b. Any opening bid at the two-level or higher showing 4 or more cards in the suit bid.
New ACBL Convention Charts - general club impact
For basic+ 2 has to be very strong to be artificial under GCC it only had to be strong 15+. Your allowed strong 3-suiters for other reasons. But strong artificial bids that don't meet very strong are out. "Any 2-level or higher opening bid that is Very Strong ...
Director question
How long would it have taken declarer to play A if nothing happens play K. This sort pf sloppy claim saves no time and causes delays and hard feelings.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Corey-using a phone online or heck just set up 2 accounts and play both hands, the odd results can be detected by the web-site. Obviously, every instance can't be detected but is someone is doing serious cheating online the web-site has tools to detect possible bad users for monitoring ...
Your UI ruling?
The ones you hear about show extras. When they don't have extras opps are happy with result and you never see the hand again.

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