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Gregory Nowak
Gregory Nowak
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May 13, 2014
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about me

Beyond over the hill but not hope.

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I like thoughtful comments and apolitical analysis.

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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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Johan Karlsson's bidding problem: 9432 --- AQT96543 8
A priori the odds are 2 to 1 against partner having the K. Less than 50/50 partner has 2 dias. Probably much less than 25% of significant chances for everything else you've said. Don't be stubborn. Deal the other 39 cards from this hand and prove it ...
Craig Satersmoen's bidding problem: --- QJx AJTxxxx Qxx
General system rule for me: 3 is forcing/unlimited. No reason to have 4 be to play.
Baba Yaga and the Gingerbread Boy
True. West's bidding was kind of revealing about the hearts. East kind of knows the spades double dummy. South with AKQT6. And South has limited transportation to get to dummy enough times. Even BY can't lead spades 3 times from dummy. But she can ruff a heart with ...
Baba Yaga and the Gingerbread Boy
I thought that was very unusual. It wasn't easy to see why. It took a while, but I think I got it. And there was more interesting about this hand. 1 pair was +980. Half the field went down. The rest were somewhere else.
Johan Karlsson's bidding problem: 9432 --- AQT96543 8
I think looking at this hand and persisting with even being in 3N is a bonafide detachment from reality.
Bob Okker's bidding problem: J9762 AQ5 K96 T3
Does partner play like I do? Don't bury each other for gentle 1 level overcalls. Especially if they may be the only way to get something done.
Eric Hamilton's lead problem: J8 K73 A42 JT875
I hoped West for their RKC would be more likely to have the K and A rather than lack of 1st or 2nd round controls. West kind of blasted to slam. Maybe assuming something about opener's hand. The club holding? Even though partner didn't Lightner double.
Leo Liao's bidding problem: 5 A64 AKJT986 Q2
Maybe opener's jump to 3 isn't forcing. And some of us just don't have certain non-forcing bids.
Leo Liao's bidding problem: 5 A64 AKJT986 Q2
ACOL's description of 2 over 1 doesn't even sound forcing to the 3 level, let alone game.
Mikael Rimstedt's bidding problem: AQ6 Q7642 A AK76
Partner's free 3 bid with LTC=10 gave me too much optimism with my LTC=4. Seems like 11 tricks should have been safe.
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