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Gavin Wolpert
Gavin Wolpert
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Member Since
Nov. 8, 2009
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Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

I am one of the founders of bridgewinners.com. More than half of my life has been spent travelling the world playing bridge. My wife Jenny and I have settled in Florida and have three children, Danielle, Brandon, and Ryan. We are both professional bridge players and met at the 2003 Bermuda Bowl in Monte Carlo. I love bridge.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the Blue Ribbon Pairs with my then-Fiance Jenny Ryman
Regular Bridge Partners
Beverly Perry, John Kranyak, Vincent Demuy, Paul Fireman, Lynda Nitabach
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Hazel's Bridge Club, JCC Mandel Bridge Club, St. Catherine Greek Church
Favorite Tournaments
Naples, Palm Beach Gardens,
Favorite Conventions
Reverse Drury, Jacoby 2NT, Keycard Blackwood
BBO Username
Gavin
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
Beverly Perry
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Meckstroth - Rodwell
R - M Precision
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Steve Weinstein - Bobby Levin
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Nunes - Fantoni
2/1 GF except with both majors
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Ellen Wright
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John Kranyak
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Fireman
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Steve Weinstein - Gavin Wolpert
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Fireman - Wolpert
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Joe Wright
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BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
Rainer, you nailed it! I have memory issues. Between those issues and my unplayable methods it is a wonder that I can ever score above average. Just to clarify, 3y can be 5-4 with extras or 5-5 any hand. The 3y rebid comes up far less often than 2M/2N ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
I demand my partners (of all levels) play 2M promising 6. It is particularly important for my intermediate/advanced partners. 1M-2x-2M: Our rule is 3M shows 3 by responder (or a slam try with Hx), it establishes trumps and sets up serious/non-serious. If you have doubt about whether 3NT ...
Threshold to Double Weak NT with a Balanced Hand
Yes your expectations are very different from mine. I expect partner to Balance NV vs VUL with any hand that contains a singleton that fits in our system, regardless of strength. The cost of “announcing ownership of the hand” is too high. You are telling the opps how to play ...
Threshold to Double Weak NT with a Balanced Hand
I disagree with your point. You will be on lead any time responder is balanced and opener doesn’t have a 5 card suit to run to. I didn’t intend to specify 5-4 in the majors, I meant any 5-4. Doubling 1NT does not promise a balanced hand, so ...
Threshold to Double Weak NT with a Balanced Hand
@randy IMO doubling on the hand you presented in the poll does exactly the opposite of “getting your side into the auction”. It takes your partner out of the game every time you have half the deck, instead of them having the option to balance with some 5-4-3-1 hand they ...
Threshold to Double Weak NT with a Balanced Hand
It holds true at matchpoints. Double will buy a pass from partner on distributional hands that would have balanced had you passed. I don’t want to defend 1NT doubled without a good lead regardless of form of scoring. You are far from guaranteed a bad board by defending and ...
Threshold to Double Weak NT with a Balanced Hand
I tend to look at my lead before I double a weak NT. Most close 1NT contracts swing based on whether the defense starts the right suit and/or gives up a trick on the lead. So I only make close doubles on hands that have a safe sequence to ...
Bridge Book Collection
Thx but after a little research I’m confident that a phone is enough hardware for the task.
Bridge Book Collection
I appreciate all of this feedback. The bar code scanning idea makes it less daunting to catalog it. I’ll try to find the right app to catalog/scan. Once they are cataloged I’ll reach back out.
Team USA at the Beijing Hua Yuan Cup
Really enjoyed your write up. Articles like this is what we were hoping would happen when we launched BW. Events like this happen and for the most part no one ever hears about them. No one media outlet can be responsible for covering every last event world wide. I wish ...
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