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Daniel Korbel
Daniel Korbel
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 14, 2010
Last Seen
Nov. 23
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

I'm a bridge pro residing in sunny Las Vegas with my fiancee, Sylvia Shi. My hobbies include reading, tennis, Netflix, pool, exercising, cooking, and a computer game called Hearthstone

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
4 Canadian championships, WBF silver medal, National BAM, National Jacoby Swiss Teams, 2nd in Vanderbilt, 4 other 2nds
Regular Bridge Partners
Huub Bertens, Barbara Sonsini
Favorite Tournaments
Puerto Vallerta regional
Favorite Conventions
14-16 nt
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Team USA at the Beijing Hua Yuan Cup
You're right, i messed up the auction.
Road to the GNT Final Four R16 Q4
Nice write-up, Mike.
The Worst Convention Ever
I've been playing a lot of Dutch Doubleton and it's actually very effective. Henk is right that the 1S bid is not a negative, it just requests a relay to 1NT opposite the weak notrump type (or something else opposite a "real" 1H rebid).
Congrats guys
Great lead, partner!
Nice article. Thank you.
Improving the Seeding Process
I like this idea, too. As we all know, the matchups can be very tough in any round, depending on who you draw, and almost universally difficult from R16 on. This means that a strong, low-seeded team (such as NRK this year) that won 2 upsets (one monumental) is still ...
Sophomore Blues
Sylvia is a singular talent, a bridge prodigy if you will. As Theodore Roosevelt said, "Comparison is the thief of joy."
Late Start in USA - Spain Match
Chris has this exactly right.
Late Start in USA - Spain Match
it says right on their card ( under "General Approach and Style" that they play Light Openers. Even if the sample size was statistically relevant (which it is not), the hands come up either around once every 200 or once ...
Late Start in USA - Spain Match
Justin and Kevin play the game the way it should be played: they are tough, ethical, honest, and disclose everything. It's understandable that in the heat of the battle Spain might get upset and start seeing slights and perceived slights where they might not be any, but in my ...

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