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Brett Kunin
Brett Kunin
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Member Since
June 16, 2012
Last Seen
21 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

semi-retired attorney, living in northern New Jersey; Tournament Chair, NJ Bridge League (Unit 140)

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Winning KO and Swiss in same NYC regional
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Shrine Bridge Center, Livingston, NJ
BBO Username
brettnj
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Matteo Montanari's bidding problem: T873 Q963 72 AQ8
I could not vote in your poll, since one cannot contemplate a response until it is known how high you play a negative double.
Steve Ramos's bidding problem: Q2 A8 AJ76 AQ832
I could not vote in your poll. If you had "a good partner", how could you fail to have any discussion as to how to proceed after a reverse? This is a primary point when going over systems with a person with whom you have not played.
David Parsons's bidding problem: KJ8763 4 J64 T92
I agree with Chuck, that an initial 2 spade bid, particularly with short hearts, is best. However, I could not vote in your poll, since I would have taken pains over 2c to "get out" of this auction by whatever means your system permits (i.e., probably 2d)
Art Korth's bidding problem: J92 QJ8654 --- JT32
I did not vote in the poll, as I also would have doubled the 2h transfer bid.
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: AQ764 T987643 --- A
I agree with your partner -- partner can never picture a 7-5 hand if you don't. (PS - heart suit is so bad that it is not a hand to bid twice, showing both majors)
Winston Chang's bidding problem: QJx Axxxxx xx xx
I don't understand why with a 14+ hand, partner would not upgrade to a strong NT. I abstained, because logically, a good 14 should NOT open a weak NT, or you lose the advantage of the bid and system.
Polling Strength of 1m - 3N
I agree, Barry, but an added caveat -- the 3nt'er should NEVER have two aces, and mostly quacks.
Survey - Big Ideas
I have also replied to the new CEO. I forwarded a copy of my comments to Richard Popper. I was pleasantly surprised that my comments were thoroughly read, and I received a response directly from Bahar. I agree with Steve that upgrading technology should be the highest priority -- we are ...
Kenneth Wik's lead problem: QJT987 xx KJTx A
I don't pretend to understand your system, but if your bottom range is 10 hcp, this 5.5 loser hand is WAY TOO GOOD for that call.
David Hankins's bidding problem: xxx Axxxxx A AQx
David: This poll cannot be answered objectively, unless we know how high you agree to play negative doubles. I therefore abstained.
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