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Andrew Gumperz
Andrew Gumperz
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Sept. 18, 2010
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Oct. 20
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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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agumperz
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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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Gumperz-Reitman CC
2/1
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Dustin Stout's bidding problem: AK93 --- QJ63 T8732
not bidding over 2 is an error. You need to take a call to show you have shape before your LHO jams the auction.
Dustin Stout's bidding problem: AK93 --- QJ63 T8732
re: Opening This Hand IMO, this hand, although marginal, has both the offensive and defensive strength to open. If partner is stacked in hearts, the final contract may not be so great, but if you find a fit in any of three suits, the hand is going to play well ...
Assign the blame missed slam - 1
I am sorry I didn't address the visualization aspect of this evaluation problem more directly. Your general point is valid that the small hand can't be expected to visualize all the possible big hands--the range is too wide. That is why in an early comment I called this ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: 6 AKQT53 KJ KT86
Pass. 5 is game.
Assign the blame missed slam - 1
Suppose your bidding agreements allowed a constructive auction with these two hands to start: 2 -- 2 3 -- ? Can you imagine responder NOT cuebidding 4 in that auction? Of course not. So how can you have any sympathy for East's pass of 4 in the ...
Assign the blame missed slam - 1
John A has made two arguments in favor of East's pass of 4. 1. By choosing to pass-then-pull, opener might be searching for significant extras. For example, the actual hand plus an additional working ace or king. Counter-argument: opener had a direct 4 available to him. If ...
Assign the blame missed slam - 1
In my view, this is a classic example of bad evaluation in a small versus big hand situation. Given that his partner, opened 2 and made a slam try in support of hearts, East has a huge hand and can drive to slam. It isn't a close call ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: 6 AKQT53 KJ KT86
5 is the obvious-looking call, but double is more flexible. If partner holds Qxx, xxx, xxxx, xxx I'd rather play 4X than 5X. and if partner bids 5, I can correct to 5.
Assign the blame missed slam - 1
Agreed. If both players were expert, the likely explanation is a different understanding of the sequence, not a misevaluation.
Assign the blame missed slam - 1
If West needs extras to make slam, he just bids 4 directly. Pass-then-pull is therefore a serious slam try. As for East's valuation of his own hand, since 6 was gin without opener's KQ, passing 4 was pretty bad.
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