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Alex Kolesnik
Alex Kolesnik
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Member Since
Sept. 15, 2010
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June 17
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Diamond Life Master
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Craig Ganzer's bidding problem: 983 Q5 T6 AKQ972
A question might be what this sequence shows. Initially 4N is asking you to pick between 5C and 5D. Now that you picked 5C, partner bids 5D. What does that show? By the way, I was the one that held this hand at the table.
Open 2015 European Championships Thread
The travel costs were not that bad. We flew on Air Norwegian, a low cost but nice airline. We paid a little over $1000 per person to fly roundtrip from Los Angeles to Oslo (this included about $100 per person extra to get 2 meals, reserved seats, and be able ...
Open 2015 European Championships Thread
The boards are pre-duplicated, just like in the US. There is no such thing as a passout in Europe, as people open everything! We ran into quite a few pairs playing 8-12 notrumps, and a number of multi-meaning preeempts (some with strong options).
Open 2015 European Championships Thread
The devices were very similar to the bridgemates used in ACBL. The main difference is if you play 3D making 5, in the US you put in "5," while in Europe you put "+2." The main advantages: 1) 10 board sessions with everyone playing the same 10 hands (so at ...
Why aren't you playing in the USBC?
In response to Brian, we do have to play the round-robin, just like the Robinson team. We have a higher seed than Robinson this year, due to IPPs earned by reaching the final of the Reisinger, and later stages of the Spingold and Vanderbilt. We did not earn enough PPs ...
Why aren't you playing in the Grand National Teams?
The new ACBL seeding formula no longer gives points for the GNT. The points for the Vanderbilt/Spingold/Reisinger are now to the hundredth place and decay. For 9th-16th place last year, I received 1.2; for 17th-32nd in 2003 I have a whopping 0.05.
7C Play Problem
Without the bad trump break, I could play for 5 heart tricks, or for 4 heart tricks and 3 diamond tricks, with extra squeeze chances. Now my options are limited. 1) Play for 5 heart tricks with hearts 3-3 or 4-2 with JT tight. I have the extra chance of ...

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