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Andy Caranicas
Andy Caranicas
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 31, 2011
Last Seen
10 hours ago
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.

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)
Favorite Tournaments
BBO Username
Greek A
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Aaron J Jones's bidding problem: AKTx AJx xx Axxx
Some play that a 5D bid here asks for help in diamonds. The strong hand bids the suit where help is needed, and responder has to have the strong hand in an auction like this.
Mike Cailean's bidding problem: K6 KQJ KJ9 QJ965
Start with 2 and then double next time around if at a reasonable level.
Alertable or not
Several years ago we had the auction p - p - 1H - p - 2C - p - 2D - p - 3N. 2C alerted as 3-card Drury 2D alerted as asking for shortness. 3N alerted as "This bid doesn't exist in our system." I later told partner that he doesn't need to alert when ...
Alertable or not
A national director had told me some years ago that any bid over 3NT starting with responder's second bid is not alertable. Thus, the auction 1H - 1S - 4C would still be alertable if a splinter. Perhaps I am mis-remembering, perhaps I was misinformed, or perhaps the laws have changed ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: --- KQJ42 A98743 AK
I think 4 is reasonable but what is partner supposed to do? I simply chose 6
Jacoby 2NT?
I like to play that it shows 5-5 minors invitational. It has come up three times in the last ten years and all have led to good results.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: 973 86532 Q93 AK
At the table I looked at all my major suit losers and thought 3 might earn us -200. In reality, partner had a max and both 2 and 3 make, so passing led to a bad result. Partner held Ax xx KJ10xxx Q10x.
Common Game; two down in a freely bid game for ave+
Red against White I once played safe for down 4 in 4 (not doubled). -400 was above average as they had 4 making.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: 973 86532 Q93 AK
Yes McCabe was on. I considered 3 but did not bid it.
Opening at the 7-level
I don't remember the hand but an opponent opened 7NT in 4th chair, and we got a zero because the field was in the much safer 7.

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