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Andrew Gumperz
Andrew Gumperz
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 18, 2010
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
Andrew Gumperz is a part-time bridge professional based in the SF bay area. He has numerous regional victories, but his proudest bridge accomplishment was upsetting the CAYNE team at the 2009 Spingold in Washington DC. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys musical theater, especially when his daughter is performing.
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Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Adam Kaplan, Michael Crawford
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gumperz and Brenner
2 over 1
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Gumperz CC
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Gumperz and Wagner
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What are 3-2-1 points?
For the mathematically inclined, the best writer on hand evaluation is Thomas Andrews. 3-2-1 points were originally proposed by the Four Aces in the mid 1930's. Subsequent research confirms that when evaluating a hand for the purpose of suit play, that 3-2-1 is ...
1959 rerun continued:
I agree that T-Walsh is a good system and is unambiguously better than regular 2/1. Also, it is not too hard to learn. Conceptually similar to ordinary 2/1, consistent, logical and using continuations that 2/1 players mostly already know (like XYZ). Josh Sher on Bridge Winners has ...
Ernesto d´Orsi R.I.P.
My deepest sympathies to his family. RIP Ernesto.
2-way minor forcing after 1m-1M-1NT
The basic notion is to distinguish slam tries into two groups: 1. Those where trumps are not a problem. 2. Those where trumps might be a problem. Auction 1. AJTxx, Kx, x, AQJxx 1 -- 1 1NT -- 3 Responder shows 5-5+ in the blacks. Opener may cooperate holding ...
2-way minor forcing after 1m-1M-1NT
Yes, all three level jumps show distributional and slammish hands. For example: AKxxx, x, AQJxx, xx 1 -- 1 1NT -- 3 AKxxxxx, x, Ax, Qxx 1 -- 1 1NT -- 3
2-way minor forcing after 1m-1M-1NT
Alvin, In the original TWCB method, 1X -- 1Y -- 1NT -- 2NT showed a Notrumpy invite with a 4 card suit (Y) 1X -- 1Y -- 1NT -- 2C -- 2D -- 2NT showed a Notrumpy invite with a 5 card suit (Y) I just didn't see this adding a lot of value. by using 2NT ...
2-way minor forcing after 1m-1M-1NT
Hi Mike, You may also like this 3-article series I wrote on my blog 2011.
Rainer Herrmann's bidding problem: A753 2 J64 AJ863
I prefer to get in now. We are at the right colors to compete either the game or partscore, and if partner doubles something, i have my expected two defensive tricks.
Harald Berre Skjæran's bidding problem: KQT952 Q6 A73 AK
i want to offer pard a choice of games, so I need a forcing call. If you play 2 is natural, then 3 should be artificial and forcing. If you like to overcall 1 on a hand like: KQTx, x, Kxxxx, Axx, then 2 should be ...
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: A984 83 Q975432 ---
Frances, 7-card support, a side ace and void does not constitute a strong hand? Granted it is the wrong void, but even so being laydown for 7 diamonds would not be a complete shock..

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