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Adam Kaplan
Adam Kaplan
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 12, 2010
Last Seen
June 22
Member Type
Bridge Writer
about me

I'm a 17 year-old bridge professional from New Port Richey, Florida. I currently am playing full-time, but plan to go to college in the Fall of 2014. I have won a Bronze Medal in the U26 BAM in Istanbul (2009), a Silver Medal in the U21 pairs in Croatia (2011), and a Silver Medal in the U21 Swiss/KO in Shanghai (2012). I write and do video commentaries occasionally for Bridge Winners.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
My first triple-squeeze, and the look on my opponent's face. I was 8.
Bridge Accomplishments
Bronze Medal U26 BAM (2009), Silver Medal U21 Pairs (2011), Silver Medal U21 Teams (2012), Youngest LM for a few years (10 years, 46 days)
Regular Bridge Partners
Adam Grossack, Peggy Kaplan, Andrew Gumperz, Dana Berkowitz, Zach Brescoll, Owen Lien and others...
Member of Bridge Club(s)
N/A - Don't get to local clubs too often.
Favorite Tournaments
Bermuda Regional
Favorite Conventions
2H Ekrens and Gazzilli
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
AiB Standard Bidding Box 2/1
2/1 GF, 2M rebid promises only 5 [All Finesses always lose]
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Adam - Marty
2/1 GF (2NT Waiting, 2M 6+)
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Adam - Roger 2/1
2/1 GF
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Adam-Billy USBF2015
2/1 GF (Rebid does not show 6, 2!C could be 2)
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Improving the ACBL Collegiate Bridge Bowl
For anyone suggesting that proctors should be reasonable for this current event format... With the current structure of the event, getting proctors would be impossible. For my proposed revision (qualifier held over a weekend, similar to the Junior trial qualifiers and many other events), it would be very possible. Given ...
Improving the ACBL Collegiate Bridge Bowl
The first weekend in January is still difficult since it's often still part of students' winter break period -- that's likely to be more difficult, but could work... Late January would still work to allow qualification for a mid-March event, and it would make the process much less drawn ...
Improving the ACBL Collegiate Bridge Bowl
See my comment below re: monitoring. It is an absolute impossibility to find monitors for four team members twice a month over an extended period of time. Either the matches need to be clustered or there can be no monitoring.
Improving the ACBL Collegiate Bridge Bowl
As both a student and participant in this event last year and this year, I feel strongly about several of these points. All of these points will lead to a summary of my ideal structure for the event. To quote Frank Costanza, "I've got a lot of problems with ...
A Proposal from World Bridge Productions
Cornelia, no unicorns have been seen on planes either. Perhaps we should force people to shave their heads before flying so that they can adequately prove they are not unicorns.
Conspiracy Theorists Unite
That's what they want you to think.
Conspiracy Theorists Unite
Sure, but it would be too obvious if you were merely helping someone in the same hemisphere!
Conspiracy Theorists Unite
I am convinced this is an elaborate ploy by the Antarctic Bridge Federation who are paying Boye extraordinary amounts of money so that their team can medal.
A Proposal from World Bridge Productions
Certainly if I couldn't have seen my non-screenmate at all (or if he had even just leaned back) I wouldn't have felt confident in making the play. I believe it was the manner in which he played the card that made me feel confident in playing him not ...
A Proposal from World Bridge Productions
And table feel from my other opponent on the other side of the screen? I may not be able to get much from them, but they are still there! In Croatia, I made a 4S contract by taking a strongly anti-percentage play (playing low to the 9 in a suit ...

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