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Filippos Karamanlis
Filippos Karamanlis
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 10, 2010
Last Seen
July 15
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I love natural bidding and penalty doubles :).

I have run the "Greek Islands" Bridge Festival for the last 5 years and recently published the exclusive bridge magazine "Finesse".



Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Manolis Protonotarios
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
European Championship
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Defensive Problem
I cash the third heart just in case my partner found the killing lead with two hearts and AQ of diamonds. If partners discards, I will follow his signal. If not, I will probably switch to spades, playing him for the K of spades and Ace of diamonds.
Long Beach
A of d, d ruffed, K of spades, A of clubs throwing a diamond, K,A of hearts and heart ruffed.
Yes, what is the problem if all players agree?
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: 963 K8762 Q7 J53
Partner opened 3H with xx AJ109x J109xx x
Another 2N-bid
2 places to play or weak in hearts
Cuebid swap? In Greece we just call it "duboin"
Redouble Trouble: Current Standard Expert Practice?
And how you double them when they get unlucky?
Yet Another Look
Thank you for your research and analysis!
Do you consider this pass forcing?
yes unless white vs red
What do you return?
I like Patrick Laborde's response. As the count of the suit is evident from the bidding, coming back the 5 of spades, in general principles will help partner to find the correct switch (in our case club from Qxx)

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