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Gregory Nowak
Gregory Nowak
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Member Since
May 13, 2014
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Bridge Player
about me

Beyond over the hill but not hope.

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I like thoughtful comments and apolitical analysis.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Walking into the local club at the tender age of 31 (1980) armed with 16-18 and Blackwood that I had gotten out of a book. In a few months I got to play with a decent standby and we won. The next week we won again. And then ..."What is this club bid you call Stayman and I'm worried about my clubs?". And we didn't win.
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning 2 events at an old sectional when they only had 4. I had 200 masterpoints. My team won the thu bam and my partner and I won the sat open paris. There were no strats or flights.
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Jess Cohen's bidding problem: 2 QT9743 6 KQJ76
Logically South's pass cannot be giving North an option to bid 5 hearts. Because if 5 diamonds is better than 5 hearts, then North bidding 5 can never be right.
David Parsons's bidding problem: AQ96 J9 AJ43 A85
No. I've gotten terrible results not showing a 4 card major when I have 1.
Art Korth's bidding problem: A5 2 Q8643 AJT84
I had a bidding problem in the balancing seat. If partner didn't know that that could ever happen, maybe she/he will learn. His 3 isn't really helping. I see nothing wrong with bidding 4 given this context.
Mike Summers-Smith's bidding problem: K98762 KJT974 6 ---
I guess it's impossible for the 2N bidder to ever figure out you can have this hand when you bid 3. I've made the comment in club games a few times that my 3 means I can have 1 diamond and no clubs. I think many ...
Max Schireson's bidding problem: AK JT632 KQ852 8
Not bidding 3 can be self-destructive. Winning is possible by having good goals.
Double Dummy problem 6N
True, if hand records didn't reveal that contracts make more from one side than the other, some beautiful contracts(sided) would be missed. Sometimes it takes a while to find the lead that breaks things up. And the time that it takes given looking at all 4 hands probably ...
David Parsons's bidding problem: AQ5432 3 764 763
I used to preempt. Then I noticed how many times it is futile trying to make anything. It puts a big demand on partner's hand covering so many of your little cards.
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Not one of North's 13 cards stops the defense from getting 5 tricks. At the table, there was a short postmortem. North said something about their heart lead and then (intuitively) said "was there something I could have done?". South said "yes, you could have lead a spade". Later ...
Marko KučAn's bidding problem: 952 76 QT8 QT985
If we belong in 1, I want to get there now. Does a loose cannon ever pass 1?
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I think it is possible for somethings some people have said here to be right. Namely the higher expectancy of getting tricks from the stronger hand with the stronger suit. Bridge World Magazine in the 1970's had articles by Robert Conot. I'll bet the books you mention have ...
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