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Bridge Winners Profile for Andrew Gumperz

Andrew Gumperz
Andrew Gumperz
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Member Since
Sept. 18, 2010
Last Seen
Feb. 7
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

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Gumperz and Brenner
2 over 1
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Gumperz CC
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Gumperz and Wagner
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Joshua Donn's bidding problem: xxx Kxx AKTx KJx
I am a passer too, but I think the enemy are quite likely to make 5. There is an excellent chance one of them is void in diamonds, the heart ace is probably over the king and partner is probably short in hearts. That leaves only the club suit ...
Chuck Messinger's bidding problem: Q3 Q8 AJ5 AKT432
Good problem. You want to compete in multiple strains, so I think you must risk a pass which may not go well to make the most flexible call.
Jameson Cole's bidding problem: T Q6 AK9732 A975
So your theory is partner can't evaluate his hand and might bid RKC inappropriately? With some partners that could be true, but would you want your partner making his decisions on that basis? That being said, just asking for KC is very reasonable.
Jameson Cole's bidding problem: T Q6 AK9732 A975
Partner is supposed to have a top heart honor to splinter, but there is no harm in bidding a quiet 4 now and allowing partner to cue 4 before we bid RKC.
Ben Kristensen's bidding problem: x Ax Qxxx Axxxxx
Pass seems clear for several reasons: 1. We have decent defense. If pard has a stiff club (likely) we may beat 4. 2. We have moderate offense at best. If pard has only 6 hearts, we may go for 500 even in 4. But let's say you ...
IJO's are a tool for IMPs when vulnerable so that PJOs become too dangerous. If you still want to use, them, you have to jump a level higher to preempt. 1 -- 2 = intermediate, but 1 -- 3 = preemptive. You may have to overbid with some hands ...
Floyd McWilliams's bidding problem: KQJ J KQ985 KQ98
This hand is why responsive double should promise exactly 4 spades in this sequence (and second suit). Reserving if for minors is the wrong priority. The spade game versus alternative game decision occurs far more often.
Prakash "Panja" Paranjape's bidding problem: A8543 T4 AT72 T5
Sitting for 2X facing a likely singleton would be unwise--of course you remove. But personally, I bid 4 at my first chance.
Giovanni Bobbio's bidding problem: 64 AJ8763 AK94 A
Partner might be disappointed if 1 had been passed out.
Ben Kristensen's bidding problem: x Ax Qxxx Axxxxx
Ben: you could use an idle bid as a "good" raise to 4 inviting pard to sacrifice. XX and 3NT are both available for that purpose. But even if your PJO style is sound, there are many normal 7-card PJO's which won't be cheap in 5 ...

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