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Giovanni Bobbio
Giovanni Bobbio
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July 28, 2011
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about me

I played lots of bridge in my 20's, before real life took over.


My highlight was representing Italy in a few Junior events around 1989, in a team that included some who became the best players of my generation: Sementa, Versace, Nunes among others.


Playing with them made it clear to me that I was not in the same league and should go on to different things. I have reached a couple of finals of the Italian Open Pairs Championships in the following years and won a handful of regional tournaments but bridge has never been more than a hobby since.


And then in 2016 I did win the Italian Open Pairs Championship.


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Giovanni Bobbio's lead problem: 982 Q983 64 T743
Of course you didn't, partner did. Silly, sorry.
Fantoni & Nunes: Abandonment of Appeal
Tom, I was definitely slow-poke rather than fast-track. However, while making up story lines one could take into account also that F/N were hardly ever juniors at the same time, they both played with partners who didn't have a significant pro bridge career and that Versace and Sementa ...
Fantoni & Nunes: Abandonment of Appeal
I was coached by Zucchelli at about the same time as Fantoni and Nunes. If you want to believe there was even a whiff of impropriety let me tell you that your imagination is leaping wildly
Martin Lindfors's bidding problem: K752 T KQT3 AJT4
I like making game tries when it's obvious to partner how to evaluate his hand. Hence 3.
Anthony Pettengell's bidding problem: A984 4 984 KJ873
Isn't 4 lazy? KQxxxx, xxx, Ax, Ax isn't far fetched and could be better.
Retry.... ATB bad slam
East had a difficult choice, West had an easy alternative (4NT).
Advanced safety plays
I have hopes to get right the next one. On this occasion I will discard the 7.
Yet another "Is pass forcing"?
On the other hand, I have implied a couple of defensive tricks by opening and partner has shown none with his bidding.
Bridge Leads for Typewriting Monkeys
I am afraid the quality of the underlying data isn't good. Look at the closed room leads recorded in these segments: ...
Help Needed! 2016 Italy Cup Final
I think that was the point of the request, this bidding doesn't make sense. Maybe West opened, North overcalled 1NT then N/S were doubled in their escape to 2.

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