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Cagatay Kuyuk
Cagatay Kuyuk
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 24, 2013
Last Seen
22 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
After sorting out concentration, counting, partnership issues and reducing the amount of common & simple mistakes, I hope to succeed as an Advanced+ Player.

Admitting that I am not (yet) within the top 1%, it seems very reasonable to experiment with the Larry Cohen's KISS approach;


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Bridge Accomplishments
So far, only meaningful accomplishments are some lessons learned: "It is not the handling of difficult hands that makes the winning player. There aren't enough of them. It is the ability to avoid messing up the easy ones" (Alan Sontag or S.J. Simon).
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Cayyolu Bridge Club, Angora Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
IMP Pairs, Team Matches
Favorite Conventions
ACBL Ranking
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Why do you play bridge?
Pleasure of solving complex problems. Estimated risk taking. Overcoming challenges. Ego Gratification. Continuous learning & developing. And time really flies if you are in good company.
An E-book from Chennai
Thanks for the suggestion, I've just started reading it and really liked the book & used approach. For those looking for a similar (or additional) one, I would suggest;
Does Chess Mastery Foretell Bridge Knack?
Good description. Perhaps, a better one could be "playing chess and poker simultaneously" while trying to dance/tango in harmony with your partner.
On Testing Bidding Systems
Yes, it really sounds very scientific. I suggest to have a look on these; (Larry Cohen's system suggestion: "not for beginners and not for National Champions, but for anyone in between") (by Eugene Hung and Larry Cohen ...
Why is it so hard to find a new partner?
Recently I've read a book written by Marshall Miles (Inferences at Bridge). A final comment of the writer was included at the end of book, saying that; "If you got all the problems right (or if you agreed with my answers, right or wrong) on all quizzes,please let ...
Why is it so hard to find a new partner?
Because it involves solving a paradox; I think that in order to play good bridge you need good partners and in order to get good partners you need to play good bridge. My current plan is as follows; first of all I observe that I need to fix my deficiencies ...
Humorous Bridge Happenings You’ve Experienced
In our case, there wasn't a mistake in the results or in the scoring. Our unexpectedly good score was correct. Since it cannot be coming from our superior declaration or playing/defending techniques, our luck and greedy/poor play of others helped us. We kept the score sheet for ...
Humorous Bridge Happenings You’ve Experienced
Being novice players at that time, we went to a MP local game with my partner. And getting about 50% was a very good score for us. After the tournament, when the results were posted, we were pleasantly surprised with our score, it was around 58% and very first time ...
LC Standard -- Carding
Thank you for the LC Standard series, I discovered it perhaps a bit later. It is very useful & meaningful to have a KISS system and conventions for intermediate to advanced players (in my opinion), and LC series are clarifying many important/doubtful points.
Testing the Frequency of Conventions
Thank you, following the link I found these, also from Larry Cohen; He mentions that his preference is KISS approach, believing that focus on declarer play and defense is much ...

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