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Andy Caranicas
Andy Caranicas
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 31, 2011
Last Seen
4 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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Craig Ganzer's bidding problem: A764 K6 A8652 J8
As Bob said, I think 3 shows real hearts, UNTIL you follow up with 5. Maybe partner can bid 6 with a club control.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: --- Q9x A8xx AQ8xxx
I think that with a 6-card spade suit, or maybe even a very good 5-card suit, partner could have bid 3. So the worst distribution partner can have is 5233. I would expect two of those minor suit cards for the double. If not, then I guess it may ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: --- Q9x A8xx AQ8xxx
If partner is doubling with 2 small hearts then there should be enough power to make 5 in the best minor.
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: --- Q9x A8xx AQ8xxx
I can't pass at IMPs. I think 4 best describes the hand. It should show at least 5-4 in the minors whereas 4 shows a 6-card club suit but says nothing about diamonds.
Jacoby Swiss - MIA?
Did the problem involve the transferring of the results?
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: KT74 A6 QT7 AK63
Steve - Yes the double was meant as takeout and taken that way. Partner dutifully bid 2. Then my RHO tanked before bidding 3. I figured we pushed them one level higher and we're in a good spot, right? Then the original overcaller bid 4 making for ...
Jeannie Fitzgerald's bidding problem: 7 J6543 --- KQ87654
Sounds like a splinter to me. I prefer the transfer to hearts then 3. It will be hard to convince partner that I really hold hearts when I started by transferring into a minor.
Cabot Jaffee's bidding problem: A AJT43 A73 Q652
In this specific auction, it may be useful to play 2NT as takeout and Dbl as penalty. I discussed this once years ago with one partner but of course it never came up.
Andreas Babsch's bidding problem: AKJ9 T97 6 KJ954
Pass. We have them on the hook (maybe) so I want to give partner a chance to double for penalty.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: J75 QT AT542 A52
Partner's actual hand was 2524 including Axxxx of hearts and KJxx of clubs, and no spade stopper. Tough bid over 3.

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