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Andy Caranicas
Andy Caranicas
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 31, 2011
Last Seen
Aug. 16
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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Gregory Nowak's bidding problem: K97653 J432 85 J
I agree with many of the comments that 4 should have been bid earlier, but now that I'm here, it is so rarely correct to bid when the opponents have settled in 4 of a minor, especially at these colors. They may double for +200 or +500, or ...
Steve Moese's bidding problem: KJ4 AJ964 K94 86
This is a really tough problem. I voted to double and hopefully partner can figure out that I have 5 hearts that aren't that strong because I didn't bid them directly. What else could double mean?
New BBO Robot Options
In the third hand where robot played 9 at T11, maybe it was a mis-click?
You've never seen this - trust me
Years ago I had just gotten a new chess set that came with three black rooks. Soon after opening it for the first time, I dropped a piece into a bowl of liquid that you probably wouldn't want to retrieve it from (long story). Anyway, it was a black ...
GNT Vugraph operators needed
Maybe next year's Conditions of Contest should dictate that if you lose in the round of 16, then your team has to provide a VuGraph operator for the next round. (I hope nobody takes this seriously)
Best line in a decent slam
Ruff T1 Two rounds of . If they were 3-1, then work on . If 3-3, then you don't need finesse. If are not 2-2 and are not 3-3, then you should probably cash 1 high before finessing.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: T9854 J983 AT8 6
This was the hand of the doubler: K Q 7 6 A 7 2 7 4 J 10 9 4 I suppose he thought he could retreat to in some auctions.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: T9854 J983 AT8 6
I didn't ask this specifically but in reality is was 43.
Play Problem
If West started with a doubleton then does East really have a penalty double? I am playing 2 and hoping W started with stiff H or 9.
Andy Caranicas's lead problem: 74 Q2 7632 A9532
Opener held AQ1062 J108763 Q9 -- Responeder held K85 AK AK104 KQ74. The field was in 6 making 7. I led 7 thinking we might set it. The A lead obviously holds it to 6 for all the matchpoints whereas any other lead earns a zero.

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