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Andy Caranicas
Andy Caranicas
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 31, 2011
Last Seen
April 20
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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Andy Caranicas's lead problem: A3 9653 K82 T632
I led A at the table which in theory allows declarer to make 4. The only lead that holds it to 3 is a . I was wondering if people would lead a from this holding. Apparently not.
Perfect GSF Hand
5 as exclusion rather than 5NT would allow you to get out in 5 in the extremely unlikely event that opener has neither honor.
Carl Mathiesen's bidding problem: AK9 74 KQ3 AQ765
I start with a double followed by some number of NT, depending on what happens.
To Beer or Not to Beer?
I find bridge goes better when partner is happy with me. I will co-operate every time, especially since my most frequent partner doesn't drink beer so I'd be off the hook anyway.
How do you play 6!C
T1 Spade T2 K T3 hook losing to Q T4 Spade T5 A T6 A T7 ruff (now I know they are 4-3 T8 to dummy etc. Maybe T8 is incorrect but I knew my J would be good. I still needed spades to behave and player ...
How do you play 6!C
As the cards lay almost any reasonable line works, but this is the line that I took. RHO won Q and played another spade. I ended up establishing the long heart for my 12th trick. I just didn't know if the first round club finesse was best or even ...
How do you play 6!C
Updated to show auction, vulnerability, and E play to T1.
Todd Holes's bidding problem: AK 43 A42 KQ9864
I pass and come in later. If there is no later, then I'll be happy with my +200 or so.
What’s the best Contract?
People open lighter now as mentioned above, but I think W has a clear 1 opener. And when was last time you held a 20-count opposite partner's opening hand and stopped below slam?
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: A5 JT53 J9 T9754
Double would be penalty oriented, but this was not clear in the post.

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