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Brett Kunin
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Member Since
June 16, 2012
Last Seen
6 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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Methods over Lead Directing X
I agree that the responder to 2nt should trf with that spade holding, and risk losing the 3-5 heart fit (just a small chance). My methods with my partnership are that a bid after the x is the same as if there had been no interference WITH a club stopper ...
Does East's pass of 6S show interest in a grand slam?
I abstained in the voting, because I could not agree with your phrasing in the choices. 1. It is a forcing pass, and shows a void or singleton A. 2. You have transferred the decision of whether to double or bid 7, based on that information, to partner.
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Rob: we had a similar problem in D3, where a professional (who shall remain unnamed) proclaimed to live in D#3 when he was full-time resident of Florida. Our conditions of Contest were tightened, so that it would not occur in the future. If your District were to do the ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Mike: thank you for your post, and the effort it took to post all of the quarter-finalists for the last 9 years. I found it most enlightening.
Part II - Who Pays the GNT Finalsts Who Participate in the NABC Finals?
Steve: see the comment I made in your earlier post... In D3, the unit provides a small subsidy, and each unit decides independently whether they also wish to contribute.
Part I - GNT Subsidies for Winning Teams
One item that hasn't been mentioned is the "financial health" of the District. District 3, which includes Eastern NY [except NYC, and Long Island] and Northern and Central NJ, has been drastically affected by lower attendance at regionals, and consequently, has less resources to devote to the GNT and ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
Michael: your suggestion may no longer be practical for those without substantial resources, since the ACBL's travel agency charges a cancellation fee (I believe it is one day's hotel charge), if you cancel the full reservation (I believe you can shorten the stay without penalty). Summer housing is ...
The GNT's, a modest proposal
To increase participation in the GNT, I would agree that District subsidies need to be increased. The ACBL "Grassroots" games are intended to help fund the District NAP and GNT, by setting aside $1/person for all participants. Our Unit (140, central NJ)holds the maximum Grassroots events permitted at ...
When else can 1m-1M-2M be based on 3 card support?
I abstained in the voting for several reasons: (1) I would never open 1c with 2-3-4-4 or 3-2-4-4; what is wrong with 1d? (2) your poll does not state WHICH card you are "taking away" if you "add" a heart card (if it is the Q or better, and another ...
Guard Squeezes, ISBN 978-0-9561532-3-4
My personal favorite squeeze books are the 4 written by Hugh Kelsey (they are much more readable). In 2002, Master Bridge Series came out with a paperback, "Kelsey on Squeeze Play", which combines the 4 books, IBSN 0-304-36114-3

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