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Andy Caranicas
Andy Caranicas
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 31, 2011
Last Seen
June 15
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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Is there a city more active in bridge, right now, from Athens, Greece?
If I come to Athens in summer 2019 as planned, can you find me a partner?
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: AKJ984 QJ87 53 5
Partner's hand was something like 10x xxx AKJx Q10xx. Notice if Q is onside 4 is almost cold, whereas 3NT can will go down losing 2 and 3 on best defense. In reality, we ended up in the inferior 3NT, and the Q was thankfully offside ...
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: K53 --- AJT987 AQ74
At the table the winner was 5, buying AQxx x Kxxxx Jxx from partner and a raise to 6. Double at the other table led to 4. Both contracts made 7 when spades were 3-3 and opening bidder held Kx.
Muscle memory- BAD! (Wiener blues)
I would have passed the N hand even in third chair.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: A AQ74 AK8653 94
Your suggestion makes sense. At the time, I wanted to keep 3NT in the mix, but perhaps that wasn't necessary.
Sometimes I don’t believe the results on a board.
Several years ago my partner was playing in 1NT and had 4 tricks available. One defender for some reason thought we were in a suit contract and defended accordingly setting up 3 tricks in dummy AND a useful entry for a finesse. +120 ought to score pretty well. It did ...
Hard to Believe
It looks so much like a fixed hand that NOT bidding 7H may be the favorite, since if it is a fixed hand you can be sure of a heart loser.
Richard Lawson's bidding problem: QJ98654 K7 T8 Q7
I was at the table and 4NT shows minors.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: AQ9876432 3 K2 6
Partner might have a stopper. Pass and lead the . There are not a lot of layouts consistent with the bidding where the lead will cost. If they can take 4 and 7 and the D!A then they get 1440 I guess.
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: J32 K3 AK42 AJT5
Pass. If partner has anything +200 stands to be a pretty good result.

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