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Andrew Gumperz
Andrew Gumperz
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 18, 2010
Last Seen
April 13
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
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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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1!c or 1!d?
If you play 2/1 or SAYC, the standard advice is to open 1 on 4-4 in the minors or exactly 4-4-3-2 shape. with 3-3 in the minors, open 1. My article argued for opening 1 on 4-4 in the minors, but to adopt that approach you ...
David Goldfarb's lead problem: J642 A65 A864 A4
Now she knows your opponent is prone to trying to play 1NT when he might hold a 10-card heart fit, that is an even greater reason for her not to balance over his 1NT with a hand like this one :-) As for the lead, every option is poor. The spade ...
Michael Bodell's bidding problem: J7 KJT8 Q5 AKQ54
Spades has to play 2+ tricks better before it makes a difference. Most of the time, it will not matter. However, my guess is spades is safer than NTs but I don't claim any strong reasoning to support that assertion.
Michael Bodell's bidding problem: J7 KJT8 Q5 AKQ54
I like the cheaper 2NT rebid. This gives partner a chance to make rebid that continues his description. For example, I would be delighted if partner can show a concentration in hearts. If he raises to 3NT I can always correct to 4 if i want to.
David Goldfarb's lead problem: J642 A65 A864 A4
The auction is nutty. 1. With the opponents advertising no fit, I have balanced vulnerable with a defensive hand and an Axxx suit. 2. On a no-fit auction, when he could have defended against a vulnerable opponent, my RHO has introduced what must be a 3-card heart suit.
Ron Steele's lead problem: KT9 K85 KT75 J85
The philosophy is to minimize risk when making blind leads. The subsidiary point is that with a choice of blind leads from suits headed by an honor, the lead from the lowest ranking honor is safest. So in this case, I lead a club.
Kevin Fay's bidding problem: 97532 Q9 A62 973
Partner has rebid clubs so he has a 5th club. Your example hand would rebid 2NT.
Kevin Fay's bidding problem: 97532 Q9 A62 973
I suspect that players who are bidding 4 think that having denied 3 hearts by not raising earlier, they can now show exactly Hx in hearts and tolerance for clubs with the delayed 4 call. They expect partner to correct to 5 holding something like: x, Axxxx ...
Kevin Fay's bidding problem: 97532 Q9 A62 973
There are game chances and vul at IMPs I don't need great odds to justify bidding it. I want to offer 4 and 5. However. 4 leaves partner room to bid 4 if his are excellent which I will pass.
Mark Dean's bidding problem: AT83 --- KQ9863 AQ2
3 seems quite clear to me. You have a fine hand and 2 diamonds more than spades. If he is broke you can play in 3 and if he has a few cards then 3 should get you to 4.

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