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Andy Caranicas
Andy Caranicas
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 31, 2011
Last Seen
Dec. 7
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live in Minnesota and play when I can, with the demands of a full time job and family allowing.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning GNT B or being in the elevator with Bill Gates and not realizing it until my friend pointed him out
Bridge Accomplishments
GNT flight B Champion - 0-1500 Spingold Champion
Regular Bridge Partners
Richard Lawson, Eric Hendrickson, Paul Gutterman
Member of Bridge Club(s)
MGSC
Favorite Tournaments
Any NABC
BBO Username
Greek A
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Paulo Brum's bidding problem: 62 K7 AQ63 AKJ75
I start with 2 and depending on what happens, I can bid 2NT next to show as well. I don't like the immediate double with no support.
Restricted choice: real life example
If there are three security lines at the airport, chances are the one in the middle is not the least busy. Not really restricted choice but pretty useful if not completely obvious.
Andy Caranicas's lead problem: Q5 T53 A9632 QJ8
At the club my partner led a and apologized for not leading the which does one trick better. I also said I would lead a from his hand, but 80% led a which surprised me so I posted this. Perhaps at the other tables the opening ...
My NABC Robot Individual Journey - Day 2
Richard I just wonder how long it takes you to do a write-up like this, including looking up results from the other tables. You have much more patience than I do.
ATB: Diving to disaster
Pre-empts work...unless you keep pre-empting.
A play problem from today's Swiss
I'm tempted to cash A right away, then Q, A, and start the cross-ruff if nothing weird has happened.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: AKQ73 5 AKJ862 7
Peg I appreciate the idea of not bidding 3 when you have too much outside. I was responder and I held 1093 AQ104 -- AJ9xxx, or something like that. As you can see 6 is an easy make with normal breaks. I chose not to respond 1 ...
Meaning of spades bids in a XYZ auction
I play: 1 - Artificial denying 4 spades and any rebid by opener can be passed. 2 - 4+ GF That's as far as I've broken it down.
1n-(3m)-x
This is why when I'm NV I make the 3m bid often. It's very hard for opener's side to deal with.
Director question
Note for the next declarer: Please play the first round of trump before claiming.
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