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Brett Kunin
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 16, 2012
Last Seen
2 hours ago
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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Announcement Required?
Although I disagree with the philosophy of NOT alerting NEGATIVE INFERENCES (which I think runs "counter" to the idea of full and complete disclosure), the ACBL has generally adopted the OPPOSITE approach, and now requires the opps to ask in 90+% of all such bids (as an example, we used ...
Units, Districts and their relationships with their clubs
OK, Jeff. I will give you a buzz next week. Is morning or evening better?
ATB-Today's Common Game bd.7
Bernard: I don't deny that it is possible that opener is ATxx (although far less likely) -- I would have to run a Bols simulation to determine the likelihood of opener being x-4-x-5(with that distribution, he is far more likely to hold the heart T). With a smooth duck ...
ATB-Today's Common Game bd.7
Even though your partner was aceless, how he would not at make at least a counter-try with a 6-loser hand shows a breach of partnership trust(all of my partners would have bid the game after a L/R), or a lack of understanding of Losing Trick Count.
Where did you learn to play bridge?
As a child of the post WW II generation, I know that most of my peers played in college. However, since I commuted to both college and law school, and needed to work to afford my education, I was not granted the luxury of playing until after my education. Always ...
ATB-Today's Common Game bd.7
Len: Unfortunately, I must strongly disagree with your analysis -- 3n is cold on a non-club lead, and, in fact, without a club lead, scores BETTER than 4h, making 4. My partner, Jesse Reisman, and I were in 4 hearts. To quote a famous writer, Eddie Kantar, the only thing that ...
Units, Districts and their relationships with their clubs
Jeff: As President of Unit 140 and former Tournament Chair of the Unit, I believe I am qualified to respond. 1-2. The relationship between our Unit and its clubs could be better. With the number of bridge players diminishing,now, many of the clubs are in actual competition with us ...
BW Site Improvements
Congrats on the "upgrades". Also, I agree that Oren has been an excellent addition - his reporting is first class.
Brackets, yes or no ?
TY, Chris; it is important to have a director offer a complete explanation. I also agree with Daniel that because people want to play with those at their skill level, bracketing (particularly in the Swiss) is extremely popular, and why most tournaments have Bracketed Swiss(es). A Tournament Chair is ...
Requesting a higher bracket
I agree with Steve that trying to make hard and fast rules regarding Bracketing is a poor choice. As Tournament Chair of Unit 140 for 11 of the past 16 years, we usually have an extremely competent DIC, who will base the bracketing on logical choices(often, logical "breaks" in ...

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