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David Gurvich
David Gurvich
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 14, 2013
Last Seen
March 18
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Born in Jurmula, Latvia have lived most of my life in New York City, NY.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Mostly seeing friends old and new when I go to tournaments.
Bridge Accomplishments
Lost 2nd round of zip KOs
Regular Bridge Partners
Rachael Moller, Mike Lipkin
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Aces, Cavendish, Honors in NYC
Favorite Tournaments
Reykjavik bridge festival
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Worst trump suit making slam
A pair about 30 years ago bid a slam which required losing no more than 1 trump trick. The trump suit was Axxx opposite Jxx. After stripping the side suits declarer led low toward Jxx and made when trumps were KQx onside and all the side suits broke.
2022 WBF tournament location
Yes, so we can pick up on all those last minute travel deals.
Finn Kolesnik's bidding problem: xx A9xx AQJT9 xx
With many partners I play that 1nt denies a 3-card limit raise and rebidding 3 here shows a great diamond fit with doubleton spade. The only issue is it's usually Hx so partner might choose 4 instead of 5(shouldn't with tap coming in clubs).
slipstream or backwash? common Game 27
Both squeezes are legitimate. On the defense where 2 rounds of are cashed followed by a LHO is stripped down to Q KJx, dummy has a trump and 3 clubs while declarer is down to 9 AQ10. LHO is thrown in while dummy pitches a club. When 3 ...
1354 and 2353 minimum opener rebids
I haven't run a simulation but tend to raise. Bidding 2C creates a problem when partner has 5 or 6 hearts and a fit for diamonds or clubs. You may end up in 2m instead of 4H. Playing in the minor requires making 2 more tricks than playing in ...
Summer Nationals- my favorite hand!!
Also, I fell from grace in not bidding 6nt.
Summer Nationals- my favorite hand!!
The actual hand was Ax in the long club hand. Without an opening lead 6 makes. The other hand was 1570.
Official Version of New Convention Charts
What about regional pair events that are stratified? The top strat is open but other strats aren't. Is that open, open+, basic, or basic+? I would assume at least open but can easily see an argument for basic+.
Jurijs Balasovs's bidding problem: KQJT6 86 J952 JT
In fact, all 3 of your jacks could be wasted but I would still invite. The J10 could be working as might the J952. I do prefer going through 2 and stopping in 2 but given that's not an option I'm fine with rebidding 2nt.
Debbie Rosenberg's bidding problem: KT8 9653 A43 AQ4
Easy to miss a good contract or a chance to push the opps higher by passing. Simple sequence might be 1-1-2-2 by opps. Do you get in after passing? You could easily have a part-score in any of 4 strains and not be able to beat ...

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