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Steven Mcgrahan
Steven Mcgrahan
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Member Since
June 8, 2013
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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


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Bridge Accomplishments
Top 2015 Online pts U1000 for ACBL Unit 166
Favorite Tournaments
Hamilton Sectional
Favorite Conventions
fourth suit forcing
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ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Laura & Steve
Standard American
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Stayman over 2NT?
Agree game doesn't look great. But how does vulnerability affect decision at MP?
Your preferred inverted raise style opposite an unbalanced 1!D opening
Even playing an unbalanced 1 you still can have major suit fit. I don't know your whole system but usually it is easier to gf in later than find a major fit and GF in if major wasn't shown on first round. In any case this ...
Solid Suit Design in Strong !C Systems
Yes, but unless you specify a bid like a jump or some other way shows a sold suit. You can never be sure responder's suit is solid. That's the whole reason people use specific bids, so you can tell the difference between a solid and great suits.
Solid Suit Design in Strong !C Systems
How can you spot a solid suit? Even 2 opening often doesn't have top honour in all suits.
What is the best use for this bid?
Yes, wouldn't it be silly to bid 4 without minor controls. What kind of hand will partner possibly have slam where all they need is 5 solid hearts and 3 and have bid this way.
Platinum Point and Membership Stats - ACBL?!
Yes, but Gib isn't breaking up the squeeze. Gib is merely making the obvious lead. Gib leading methods could theoretically find a lead which breaks up a squeeze but your different bidding could cause it to fail. Your bidding will often work to your advantage but here it didn ...
Yes, slam bidding at times is impossible with Gib. You both sign off with you giving preference and Gib takes this as big fit big hand and drives to slam, for example. But I don't see point of the post. Hand played from different side and got a different ...
Good play for 6 even on lead.
Who would be to blame if partner doesn't have a magic hand? And go down doubled for more than opponents game.

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