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Esko Pikataival
Esko Pikataival
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Member Since
Aug. 10, 2011
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5 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

The name is an anagram, which I use as  my Internet alias.

Country
Finland

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Finishing a slam board in a restroom with my screenmate Peter Schaltz without involving the other side of the screen at all. See http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/quo-vadis-3
BBO Username
bagman, epika
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John Solodar, RIP
I met John Solodar in 1990 Geneva pairs. He and his partner arrived a bit late to our table so we were in a slight time trouble in the beginning. We had a bidding misunderstanding ending in 3X vulnerable. After a couple of tricks John started to think and ...
A known motive?
Hi Robert, Before my initial reply, I spent a couple of minutes to skim through Bridge with the Blue Team and did not find it from there :) Cannot remember where the play was described; probably some Kelsey book. I just remember that the Kx Jxx theme was tied to Belladonna.
A known motive?
I was obviously too slow to type; RS beat me by some minutes
A known motive?
Looks like the same theme as in an old Giorgio Belladonna hand. What could go wrong? Lead a to the K and A, get a trump back to K and A and J back East showing out. Now you lose 2 spades and 3 clubs if the Q is ...
Double Dummy problem 6N
One of my favourite bridge books is Eric Mansfield's Bridge: The Ultimate Limits. In the theme of the book and this DD problem try the next one: No Winkle The following 6NT is an easy make if West leads A and continues with a . How to make it ...
Variations
For bidding and making 7 in NT/Rex you get 3200; for going one down undoubled in 8 the declaring side gets 2600; in case of a doubled undertrick 200/300 is deducted from the score depending on vulnerability. One down in 7 still scores 1950. Declaring side goes minus ...
Variations
Like I stated, in Rex going one down doubled in 8 gives the declaring side a positive score. Therefore a sac of 9 can be profitable.
Variations
The reason for 8 and 9 level bids are in the rule that one down in a high level contract would still give a positive score. Going one down in 8 (obviously doubled) would give a huge score so the opponents could profitably sac with a bid of 9.
Variations
The late Eric Jannersten (the guy behind bidding box manufacturing and the founder of the largest bridge equipment manufacturer in Europe) tried to popularize Rex Bridge in the 1950's. In Rex Bridge, there was an additional denomination Rex between spades and NT. Rex was like NT but aces were ...
Strong Club System With Reasonable MP Utility
Magic Diamond utilizes 8-12 4cM openings (5cM or unbalanced with potential minor suit canape). http://clairebridge.com/textes/MagicDiamond.pdf
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