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Tony McNiff
Tony McNiff
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 27, 2015
Last Seen
Nov. 27, 2015
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am now 64 years old with 3 grown up children and 2 amazing grandchildren all of which have shown absolutely no desire to play bridge. I suppose there is time for 9 month old Jesse. My life partner Sue is also a fanatical and pretty good bridge player and I enjoy playing with her. Love this game that I have played for 30+ years and seem to be still learning stuff about bridge. Long may it carry on!


United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making 7H when it looked impossible with a compound squeeze and knowing what I was doing
Bridge Accomplishments
National Pairs Champion x2/ National Swiss Teams Champion x2/Losing in many National Finals, 3 times loser in Hubert Phillips Final, 3 times Loser in National Inter-Club Knockout, lost to my favourite opponent Tony Forrester in the Gold Cup Final, Semi-Finalist in Spring Fours
Regular Bridge Partners
Bill Townsend / Sue Logan / Dave Robinson
Favorite Tournaments
Gold Cup / Spring Fours
Favorite Conventions
RKCB and Stayman
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Natural with an aggressive overcall style
Copy to my cards View/Print
Tony McNiff's bidding problem: --- AKQ2 AKQ875432 ---
If you open this hand below 6 I imagine you will be defending 7x. Do not lead the Ace as that will result in 7 making. At my table I opened 7(well you dont get many opportunities in your life to open at the ...
Bidding Box Jury: Grumpy Extended McKendrick (GEM)
Ian: To be more persuasive you might have constructed a hand that would have difficulties with other standard methods. Something like your hand but modified to Opener: AQx/xx/KQxx/AJxx opposite Responder: KJxx/x/AJxx/KQxx. Now a system that gets you to 6 of either minor is worth ...
Richard Bley's bidding problem: 3 7542 T8 AQJ874
Abstain: Need to know what 3 would have been to answer the question accurately.
Bidding Box Jury: Grumpy Extended McKendrick (GEM)
Ian: You would have missed a grand opposite a slight change to the openers hand: Axxxx/Kx/KQx/Axx
Bob Okker's bidding problem: 9 JT743 2 KQ7653
3 seems a bit wishy washy and 5 a bit too much. A Goldilocks 4 seems just right.
Barry Buehler's bidding problem: 32 KQ753 AKT5 T8
Couldn't pass in tempo so 2NT. Don't fancy they will play in 1 x anyhow and even if they do we may not get enough. Aim for a normal result and hope to get the extra match points in the play.
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: AQT8432 A8 T543 ---
I made a forcing pass to start with until I realised that there wouldnt be any further bidding. Changed to 6 but pards pass is puzzling. Is he void in s or does he have a singleton with compensation such as AK to invite me to bid 6 ...
Chuck Messinger's bidding problem: KQ832 KQ2 5 8542
Pass would not be forcing for me at this vulnerability. Partner has not shown a "good" raise to 4.
Srini Iyengar's bidding problem: Q9 5 AQJ9743 AT8
Agree with you regarding fitting partner's suit Kieran. However there is also the counter argument when you have the hand that has fit you provide more room for the opener to use the higher cue as a game try/control/extras. Swings and roundabouts.
Tom Allan's bidding problem: J832 QT8 KQJ9 J3
Why do I have a problem if they bid 2 passed round. Partner now hasn't got support so he must have 4+s.3 looks fine opposite partners likely 3-2-5-3 (11-14)hand.

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