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Brett Kunin
Brett Kunin
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Member Since
June 16, 2012
Last Seen
Dec. 11
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

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

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
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Greg Humphreys's bidding problem: AQT Qxx AQTx Kxx
Greg: I could not respond to your poll without knowing how high you play responsive doubles.
Dennis Dewit's bidding problem: 3 AQ7542 KJT98 6
I abstained in your poll. I think the system you are using vs. Multi (i.e., giving up the x to show a penalty double of h's) is seriously flawed. You could very well miss your heart slam, since partner has a good hand. (If partner has as little ...
Ruling on Misinformation
Kieran: not according to Craig. The double was 4th chair.
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: A KQ9542 J54 AK9
Henry: I could not disagree more. Yuan's hand has a good 6-card suit, excellent shape, and 6.5 controls. The hand you posit is a MINIMUM bid of 2h, saying "we're done" -- the chances that you will play 2d undoubled are miniscule.
Ruling on Misinformation
Nick: Haven't seen you in a while - hope you are well. I am not certain that I agree as to your proposed ruling in this matter, if you were directing. In a tournament, if I held x,Axxxx,xxxx,xxx, whether or not I was playing transfer McCabe, why ...
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: --- KJT85 AKQJ764 T
I just don't understand the penchant for so many respondants to this poll to bid 6d - it puts all your eggs in one basket. One can never know what will happen at the other table. If your counterparts bash to 6d, you could win several imps by accepting partner ...
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: --- KJT85 AKQJ764 T
Yuan: After you showed a hand with tremendous offensive potential by bidding 4n (a bid that "puts partner in the equation" in a high level decision), I really think you should have respected his decision, as he can't be doing this without either AQ or KJx of spades behind ...
Ducking Dummy's Singleton
Len: Although I think you need to distinguish between imps and mp's (ducking at imps is generally IMPERATIVE in these situations), the more important caveat is that you must duck smoothly -- too many people "give the show away". I just think that most players have been so indoctrinated about ...
Runout Systems Poll
I try to get my partners to use the same system I use over a double of a weak NT -- i.e., Modified Guaba Rescue. This systems can show one-suiters, touching suits and non-touching suits, as well as weak 2-suiters.
Partner invites
Len: I rated this as an average 16, since if partner doesn't have a 4-card major, I would MUCH rather have a 3rd d. That being said, without a 4-card major, partner must have either 9 HCP, or 8 with a 5-card suit; therefore, bidding the game is mandatory ...

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