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Andy Caranicas
Andy Caranicas
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 31, 2011
Last Seen
5 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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Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: J76 AT64 5 AKQ54
Pretty much 50-50. I passed for +180. At the other table it was 2, raised to 3, for +150. Responder held 3343 10-count including KJx. I don't remember the rest but 9 tricks were easy on any lead. Some suggested that after 2 responder should have ...
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: 5 863 QT83 KQJ96
A lot of sympathy for the bidders. At the table, this hand bid 3. I was N and rebid 3, and then my partner loved his 9-count with AJ and bid 4 making 5. I held AQ10xx Q108xxx Jx void
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: Q AQ6 AQT8432 83
Like the majority, I chose 2 with this hand. Then my LHO bid 4 passed back to me. I didn't like any of my options now and was wondering if I should have started with 3 or something different to better describe this hand.
Who should have bid?
W is the only player who passed after both of the opponents' hands were known to be limited. I think either hand could bid in the pass out seat, but E coming in a live auction is dangerous.
How do you play this at IMPs
Yes your point is well taken. E played 2 at T1 Standard count and attitude.
Sam Coutts's bidding problem: KQ A97 JT7 AKJT9
3NT could work if partner has a diamond card OR if the suit blocks OR if LHO has a void. But I still double and if partner bids 4 I guess I just have to pass.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: 53 A AKQ2 AKQ852
It looks like double but what do I do when partner bids 4? I can't really correct to 4NT, so I'll avoid that problem by bidding 3NT now.
Did anyone ask for their money back?
I played a 12-board speedball on BBO a couple years ago where we defended all 12 boards, and I am pretty sure we just passed on about 10 of them.
2d response to opening strong artificial 2C
I voted step but I've been playing a modified step where 2D is 0-1 ctrl and 0-4 HCP, 2H is 0-1 ctrl and 5+ HCP, and up from there. I like steps but I seem to be in the minority at least in my bride community.
How do you bid this?
Maybe opening 1 is fine as long as your rebid is in partner's 5-card suit.

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