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Andy Caranicas
Andy Caranicas
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 31, 2011
Last Seen
3 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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ATB .. partner opened 3S, what spade support is needed to bid 3NT?
At least E could lead J or 10, depending on agreements. West will never figure out that holding otherwise.
How to play trumps ?
I stand corrected when diamonds are 4-0. However, the J play probably picks up Hx in each hand as W is unlikely to duck. The relevant case is H with E and Hxx with West where DJ loses but either of the two plays suggested wins. The other thing to ...
How to play trumps ?
J at T2 would allow you to pickup KQxx with E, but if E wins the first diamond, then when you cross to A and lead another and E plays small, you have a guess. If W wins the first diamond then you should finesse E for the other honor.
How and what do you bid, then how do you go about making either(6!S or6NT)
You are correct. I shouldn't reply to these when I'm at work.
How and what do you bid, then how do you go about making either(6!S or6NT)
Win first heart anywhere, cash K, run 10. Loses if opening leader started with 4 spades. Now if the auction scared away a spade lead then the play may be different.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: AKJ96 --- AKJ73 Q84
One problem with leaping Michaels is that it chews up so much room. If I had bid 4D and partner raised to 5, I really can't go on to 6. And would partner jump to 6D with the hand mentioned above, seemingly with the wasted KJxxx of clubs?
Richard Lawson's bidding problem: --- AKQxxx Txxxx Ax
void AKQ863 108763 A7
Ryan Stephenson's bidding problem: J QJT9654 A86 AK
Other than the long hearts, this hand has defense written all over it, especially with the colors and partner's 1NT bid.
Invitational or Attempt to Signoff
I usually agree that after 1-2, the only rebids by opener that can be passed are 3 and 2N.
Foursomes - Another modest proposal for the GNT's
I've played 4-person and 6-person in the GNTs many times. Personally I prefer 4-person because I hate sitting out, but I see no reason to change the rules. As far as subsidies, in D14 it is per team so when we decide to play with a 6-person team we ...

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