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Gavin Wolpert
Gavin Wolpert
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 8, 2009
Last Seen
Oct. 18
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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Big Ideas
It would have little to no affect on me financially if they changed the Swiss rule. Almost all regional bridge I play is 4 handed. What would have an affect on me indirectly is if they changed the KO payouts to be as % played. This would cause pros to lose ...
Big Ideas
Revamping the masterpoint system to attract attendance is a big idea. Surely we can do better than complaining what others are commenting about without adding anything constructive to the discussion.
Big Ideas
Jeff, Yes it really is that fragile. At a minimum it would cause a lot (hundreds of weeks work) of 5th/6th person jobs to be lost and on the other end the reduced success would cause people to quit. What product would a consumer be ok with paying the ...
Big Ideas
It may have been a programming error that I am thinking of Mackenzie. Or perhaps a programming error in my brain. Jeff that is all good and fine if the payout structure was designed properly to scale from the get go. We are now in a place where people are ...
Big Ideas
The reasons the pro tour didn't attract me was simple. The money wasn't good enough. Bridge pros make a very good predictable living being hired to play on teams. Taking a week of expenses to play in a tournament that may not produce any income vs getting a ...
Big Ideas
That may be true about the late 70's, but it must have reverted between then and the early 2000's. 5-10 years ago they were awarding full overall awards to everyone on swiss teams and changed it to be based on % of matches played.
Big Ideas
It changed within the last 5-10 years. It would be sensible if masterpoints actually equated skill. It is not sensible when they are only used to attract players.
Big Ideas
I agree with most of what you said Josh, especially the part about club players not wanting to pay more. The way things stand right now, we have a serious problem in regional knockouts of not having enough top teams to fill the top bracket. This leads to 2nd bracket ...
1NT - 4NT quantative , mutiny by partner
No specific rule about suit strength. Lets say you bid 6 of a minor and your trumps are AKxx opposite xxxx. If trumps break 4-1 then you have two sure losers. That happens almost 1/3 of the time. AKQx KQx xxxx Kx xxx Axx AKxx AQx On a hand ...
1NT - 4NT quantative , mutiny by partner
It is can be important to find a minor suit fit. Good 4-4 fits often play a trick better than NT. One extra ruff in either hand makes you an extra trick. At matchpoints (pairs) you have an extra incentive to play NT. Our NT system is designed around finding ...
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