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Andrew Gumperz
Andrew Gumperz
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Member Since
Sept. 18, 2010
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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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Gumperz and Brenner
2 over 1
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Gumperz CC
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Gumperz and Wagner
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The books have got to go.... Part II
Re: Leaping Michaels It could be removed from either treatment. At their simplest, the multi defenses are: Option 1 -- double is takeout of spades, 2 is takeout of hearts, everything else natural. Option 2 -- double is 13-15 balanced, everything else is natural Re: Notational Jargon I have edited my ...
The books have got to go.... Part II
I agree that bridge notation can be difficult to follow--that problem can be resolved by adding a key. The bigger issue is the level of detail required in a defense. The more detail, the more difficult to understand.
The books have got to go.... Part II
The suggestion of using double only in its penalty sense is nonsense. Double for takeout was introduced in the literature no later than 1913, and must have existed in practice before then. It is older than contract bridge itself.
The books have got to go.... Part II
I created a Google document to present the ACBL multi-defenses in an easier-to-understand form. Anyone struggling to follow those defenses may want to take a look.
Floyd McWilliams's lead problem: 876 942 KJ765 J3
At Imps, club jack. At matchpoints, high spade.
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: J973 K75 QJ62 K4
I prefer to use double to show exactly 4 spades and a second place to play in this auction.
I'm Still Alive
And don't forget that Larry says,
I'm Still Alive
I met the late Larry Cohen long after his time in the spotlight was over. He was a charming person and I am sorry to hear of his passing. I met the present Larry Cohen more recently commenting online. He is an equally charming person, and I am even more ...
I'm Still Alive
I'm Still Alive
And you probably should not post any links to his movies either...

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