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Andrew Gumperz
Andrew Gumperz
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 18, 2010
Last Seen
21 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.
Country
United States
Website
http://andrew-gumperz.blogspot.com/

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Adam Kaplan, Michael Crawford
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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Henry Bethe's bidding problem: T32 Q865 AT AKJ4
I'll accept that risk. i have a partner who knows how to run when 1NT is doubled, and my contract is notoriously difficult to defend.
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: T32 Q865 AT AKJ4
Thats interesting. I would not have guessed that their chances were so good in 2, but perhaps the club position looks stronger defensively than it really is with partner rating to have length there.
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: T32 Q865 AT AKJ4
If I believed that was true, I'd never overcall 1NT. Can it cost me a trick on defense? Yes of course. In exchange for that, I get to compete more effective and every so often I gain a trick when the defender plays me for 16 instead of 14 ...
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: T32 Q865 AT AKJ4
But you don't have to make this guess. Overcall 1NT the round before and you won't be guessing.
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: T32 Q865 AT AKJ4
He might compete with 2, double or 2NT, Lebensohl. If he doesn't compete you can be virtually certain passing out 2 is best. And giving up the heart position costs half a trick at most. Part of the time there is not finesse. and when there is ...
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: T32 Q865 AT AKJ4
What you really want is to have overcalled 1NT a round ago when it was safe. Then partner would drive them to 3 when he could or pass when he couldn't. Problem solved.
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: T32 Q865 AT AKJ4
The offensive to defensive ratio makes a strong argument for pass. You have good chances for +100. But you are guessing and on a bad day for your guess, partner holds a heart void, or there is a 9-card minor suit fit. If you had overcalled 1NT earlier, you'd ...
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: T32 Q865 AT AKJ4
Yes it does. It is most useful when your LHO raises to 2. After your 1NT overcall, your partner will know whether or not to compete. If you pass instead, you will be playing a guessing game after: P -- (1) -- P -- (2); P -- P -- ?
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: T32 Q865 AT AKJ4
The notion behind the 2 overcall -- getting into the auction -- is right, but the method is wrong. The problem with 2 is it rules out or makes unlikely potentially superior contracts. You can't play 1NT anymore which is the single most likely-to-be-correct contract for us and it ...
Henry Bethe's bidding problem: T32 Q865 AT AKJ4
At matchpoints 1NT is a very easy choice. The hand rates to be a part score battle, and 1NT gets us into that battle fighting on even terms. Since we are NV, I am not overly worried about going for a number and if partner puts me in 3NT, the ...
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