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Andrew Gumperz
Andrew Gumperz
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Member Since
Sept. 18, 2010
Last Seen
3 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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Max Aeschbacher's bidding problem: K8 8432 A62 KJ65
This is the very rare hand where I'd like to be playing Puppet Stayman over 2NT. If partner has a 5th heart, then i am happy to be playing slam in hearts, but as you point out if he only holds 4, then a grand slam is likely to ...
"Maximal" or penalty double by takeout doubler
How do you handle a good hand with 3 hearts, perhaps: xx, KQx, Axxx, AKQx?
Better Notrump Leads
i do not have any such lead convention. But in practice i find that accidents occur much less often than leads from broken suits surrender tricks.
Restricted Choice
Nice to see you here Thomas.
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: QT94 K J7 AQJ732
I remember this hand from a Reese book where he took a couple hundred hands from bidding contests. He reproduced the original articles and then added his own remarks as an ubermoderator. As I recall, Reese liked 1NT on the theory that the hand was a misfit and didn't ...
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: QT94 K J7 AQJ732
Didn't Reese publish this hand?
Jannes van 't Oever's bidding problem: 5 T862 AK975 T93
At matchpoints your best action might have been a 2 overcall to direct the lead.
Penalty or General Values Double?
After a single raise, a subsequent double should be penalty. The single raise has already put your hand into a narrow band, so a double to show transferable values is not so needed.
Better Preempts III: Who has the Values?
re idea #1: Culbertson's notion is true only in the absence of other information. When RHO has passed as dealer, we no longer necessarily expect him to hold 1/3 of the unseen cards. Similarly if RHO opened, we wouldn't expect him to hold 1/3 of the ...
Garey Hayden
I was very sorry other that. I played a regional with him once. He was a good and decent person who treated everyone around him well.

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