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Amy Mitura
Amy Mitura
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Member Since
May 23, 2014
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

About me and cards: I used to play pokeno with my grandparents before I started kindergarten. Not much later, during a rainy, summer vacation in New Hampshire, I read a book of solitaire games while my mother complained about the hotel, my father complained he couldn't play golf, and my sister just complained. As a teenager, I discovered Rummy 500, then spades, then poker. During undergrad, I serendipitously met a junior bridge player who had traveled to Poland, South Africa, and Cuba who was patient enough to teach me how to bid a bridge hand and even more patient to watch me declare one (it didn't hurt that I consider folding clothes, mine, his, yours, theraputic!). Still, I was over thirty before I learned to read a hand record...




About me, generally (besides my love of laundry): Vegetarian since age nine. Wanted to be a writer since age nine. Have had gray hair since sixteen. Often unsure as to whether people are asking me if I am too young to 1) have gray hair, 2) play bridge. Live in New York. Love old game shows and pizza, UCONN basketball (more before the demise of the Big East), the Constitution, El Greco more than Velasquez, and Shakespeare (who did write his own plays for...sake). Currently, an attorney, writing as much as possible, playing bridge less than desired amount. Hope to qualify for the second day of the Blue Ribbons always, to qualify for the third day soon, and embarrass myself a little less often while playing the event sometime within the next decade!

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Bridge Accomplishments
The day Steve Weinstein followed me on BW? Or making it to the second day of my first Blue Ribbon Pairs (with less than 100 Masterpoints) for free lessons from Zia and Steve (how world class players become world class players by holding AK of dummy opener's first bid suit versus slam and, after a well bid sac, what it means to get oneself dummy-locked in front of no less than ten kibitzers, respectively), thanks guys!
Regular Bridge Partners
Ron Haack
Favorite Tournaments
Fall Nationals
Favorite Conventions
Any artificial club bid? (I almost understand the difference between a system and a convention).
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ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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How would you rule?
Ed, it probably would be best if that was the complete law on the subject. And you know what else? People who do that might even improve their memory of what's been played!
Announcement Required?
The thing is I am operating without knowledge that it is an Equal level conversion double. It would be nice if the opponents let me know it was one and what an Equal Conversion X was, i.e., what his partner's bids meant before I led. I am not ...
How would you rule?
I never really thought about how frequently "play" is used in this context, but Paul's right. And now I'm thinking about how it could lead to chaos like the situation presented in the OP, or to confusion if you happen to be playing against Richard. I hope this ...
How would you rule?
I think it's reasonable for RHO to wait until the card is physically designated as the card played, not just follow to the sound.
Off the rails again
Phillip, I know from personal experience your theory does not work against superstars. Zia will be on lead with the AK of that suit, leading the K for count. Your comment on cue bids makes sense though :)
How would you rule?
"I feel mildly sorry for LHO for having to sit down with the other three." :)
Caplan upsets Strul - a tale from an underdog.
I'm sure you're right, Jim. But maybe if I tell you I already don't have an approach or understanding when playing against precision or transfer responses you will understand why Multi and Flannery weren't high on my list of bridge things to learn :)
How would you rule?
Personally, I'd probably just let RHO put the queen back in hand and play the ace if he/she said anything. When I misplay because I wasn't paying attention or get ahead of myself, I just make a mental note to self to start paying attention or slow ...
Caplan upsets Strul - a tale from an underdog.
I think the opponents would have to call the director about the modified Multi. Were Erika and Emanuel going to agree not to play it without a ruling? It doesn't appear that way. She may be right about the defense, but if Multi with modifications is not permitted, then ...
Announcement Required?
It's both. If you need to win by withholding information you probably don't have that much skill. I wasn't really comparing the X's, only addressing the strength of the hand comment Ed Judy made.

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