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Gary Ansok
Gary Ansok
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Member Since
March 9, 2012
Last Seen
Oct. 20
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

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ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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What are your pet peeves?
People who never bother to alert until it's their turn to bid.
Gary Ansok's bidding problem: J76 AJ6 AT876 85
I ended up passing, not being sure what XX would show and thinking that since we did not appear to have a fit and the points were evenly split, bidding might help the opponents more than our side. As it turned out, we can make (DD) only 2 or ...
Steven Mcgrahan's bidding problem: AKJx AJxxx Kx Ax
Partner didn't open 1, we did.
David MacRae's bidding problem: JT QJT74 Q3 A973
I think bidding 3 is questionable, but possibly allowed (if partner had read 2 as a transfer, would passing deny 3-card support?) Correcting partner's 3 to 3 seems right out to me, though. You have to assume partner already knows you have 5 hearts, and ...
What does StratoFlight mean as opposed to stratified ?
From STRATIFLIGHTED PAIRS The Stratiflighted Pairs is almost identical to a Stratified Pairs with one major difference — the pairs in the top flight compete in a separate event, totally apart from the other strata. The top flight can be divided into two ...
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What are your responses if playing Ogust?
I have also run into this issue with partners, and it's now something I ask about if a partner wants to play Ogust. That said, I originally learned it (as most here did, apparently) as hearts=good hand, and that's my preferred set of responses.
John Torrey's bidding problem: AJT95 KT 53 AJ85
Should that be "3 was preemptive and natural"? Or did partner bid 3 instead of 2?
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Ax AKJxx --- AKJxxx
Are we South in this sequence? The diagram shows East as having the "?" as the player to call, but your comments about opening read like it's the South hand being asked about (East didn't have a chance to bid earlier).
The arrow switch doesn't work
There is one possible issue that I have noticed with a one-round arrow switch. Suppose that there is one expert pair in the game that is much better than everyone else. Pairs that start the same direction as this expert pair will play a large percentage of the hands the ...

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