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Tom Townsend
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Dec. 9, 2010
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Bridge columnist, London Daily and Sunday Telegraph.

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United Kingdom

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Young Chelsea, TGR
Favorite Conventions
Gerber, Flannery, Fruit Machine Swiss
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mug
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Eric Leong's bidding problem: QT43 3 AJT7 8432
Consider this: partner's likely to hold five hearts, and may lead one if you pass.
Shiang Chen's bidding problem: QJ832 7 AQ9 K653
He shouldn't have doubled with only three trumps.
Dick Vatter's bidding problem: KQT J73 43 AKT84
3 paints the picture. If he bids 4 now I pass.
Howard Cohen R.I.P.
That was a lovely club, but Howard's heart was never really in the bread-and-butter duplicate stuff. A potential duplicate player (PDP) rang Howie to enquire as to the table money. It was £5. "£5? I'm used to paying £2.50 at the Four of Diamonds." "But at Howie ...
The bridge genius John Collings (1933-2005)
I once asked John his opinion on the Buenos Aires affair. He said "Yes, they were at it, but so were they all in those days. Times have changed."
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: T865 Q86 QT9 AT9
Guessing pass. Could easily be wrong. Second choice 2NT. Don't see where the 2 and 2 bidders are coming from.
The bridge genius John Collings (1933-2005)
Thanks Shireen. A really good read. My first Camrose cap was down to John (and Martin) at the other table in the trials. They were great teammates.
Howard Cohen R.I.P.
Not much good news lately. We lost Bernard, for a time Howard's co-proprietor of TGR's, just a few weeks ago. RIP both and condolences to their families.
Chess Candidates Tournament Postponed
Never challenge your idols to a social rubber.
Chess Candidates Tournament Postponed
That does sound like BS. None of my contacts at the DT play bridge, and they're fine just changing a comma here and there. I have my own proof-readers who check for bridge errors.
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