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Amy Mitura
Amy Mitura
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Member Since
May 23, 2014
Last Seen
April 17
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge--During undergrad, I 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 saintly enough to watch me declare one. Still, I was over thirty before I learned to read a hand record and finally got to that Cuban vacation this year.

Non-bridge--Vegetarian 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). 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
The day Steve Weinstein followed me on BW or managing to operate a screen properly at least one time. Tough call.
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).
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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In the Well: Jose Damiani
Thank you for your insights. I wasn't referring to Zia and Barry though. That was the Platinum Pairs. It is the use of polls to determine "logical alternatives" that is concerning to me.
1D or 1NT? My marriage is on the line...!
Nedju, Thanks for addressing my uncertainties. Maybe I should be opening some 14 counts. But I'm not convinced this is the one. It matters who says stuff. I heard the late Edgar Kaplan used to say that he'd sell his rights to opening 1N with a six card ...
In the Well: Jose Damiani
Mr. Damiani, I honestly have little idea about the politics of bridge and your role I am writing today because I am extremely concerned about the redefinition regarding the word "logic" in the laws of bridge. In particular, I refer you to the Blue Ribbon Pairs and other polls. Also ...
1D or 1NT? My marriage is on the line...!
Would you feel the same if it was matchpoints? I rarely play IMPS, so maybe I wasn't considering that enough, particularly with respect to the rebid.
Unusual NT or Not
Despite the fact that I abhor this blatant display of self-promotion, I decided to vote in your poll in case the result helps someone else :)
Unusual NT or Not
LH: I'm just waiting for fights over the most abused convention to begin. As I don't use a lot of conventions, I'm not sure who the top contenders are. I do play Unusual 2NT, but wouldn't use it on any of these hands. Years ago, I ...
Unusual NT or Not
That sounds like a fun poll :)
1D or 1NT? My marriage is on the line...!
Sounds like a comment from someone who has been married once, twice, a thousand times :)
No Boys Allowed: A Glimpse of the Women's Festival
I think it is always interesting to look what people look at as a class--who benefits from X--before making decisions. Acknowledging as many views as possible before making decisions is important to me. From my limited knowledge on this issue, I suppose if the ACBL wanted to correct a discrimination ...
1D or 1NT? My marriage is on the line...!
Is it easy vulnerable and holding minimum point count? I would have thought that bid would show top of range...

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