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Andrew Gumperz
Andrew Gumperz
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Member Since
Sept. 18, 2010
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Nov. 9
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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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United States of America

Bridge Information

BBO Username
agumperz
ACBL Ranking
None
Gumperz and Brenner
2 over 1
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Gumperz CC
2/1
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Gumperz and Wagner
2/1
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Robert Schachter's bidding problem: Q52 T64 9864 965
i will lead a trump and hope my spade is an entry to lead another.
Jovana Zoranovic's bidding problem: --- A82 A975432 QJT
The bidding problem is caused by the methods. If responder can show a balanced GF by responding 2NT, the partnership has more room to explore strain and level when opener has an unbalanced hand.
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
Nice to hear from you Bill. I am afraid that work and family still keeps me pretty busy, but I haven't forgotten my bridge friends.
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
Thanks Georgiana, I have clarified the explanation on page 6.
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
CRASH works well when partner can bounce. But when partner can bounce a CRASH bid, a convention that showed 2-specific suits frequently would have allowed an even higher bounce For example if advancer is 4-4 in / when overcaller shows same color, advancer can preempt to 3. If ...
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
Thanks for taking the time to read it! I agree that describing a 2-suiter is a big help to declarer. You have to balance the preemptive advantage from showing a 2-suiter against the better declarer play in the frequent cases where you lose the contract. One of my objections to ...
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
Thanks Tom.
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
Agreed. 3-level+ preemption is your best tool. 2 is almost as effective. An easy way to preempt more effective versus big club is to make that call more often.
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
There are two bidding scenarios against 1: 1. You dont have much defense, in these cases, consume as much space as possible, or don't bid. Thats why the method suggests making frequent 2-level bids. 2. You have significant defense--enough to think the enemy are unlikely to have a ...
Martian Standard Defense to Big Club
I plan to write another article which will discuss CRASH in more detail.
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