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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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Frances Hinden's bidding problem: 42 J53 A53 A9743
My 2 aces gave me hope of beating this. I get the impression that I'm not the only one that didn't know having to have the heart king was universal.
Eric Kehr's bidding problem: AQ64 T A4 AKJ873
In casual partnerships I would have to bid 3 and hope for good inferences. In other partnerships, the agreement forcing to 3 would not be unconditional. It would be superseded by qbid promises another bid. I can't imagine this auction ending in 3. And missing out ...
Eric Kehr's bidding problem: AQ64 T A4 AKJ873
At first 2 was some unknown force. Did East's 3 bid change it to just a raise to 3?
Eric Kehr's bidding problem: AQ64 T A4 AKJ873
I prefer that my pass of 3 doesn't mean that I had one of those awful 2 bids that everybody else makes. If I have the partner I prefer, he/she knows this. Partner also knows that once they qbid 2, I'm counting on them ...
Adrian Soucaliuc's bidding problem: K --- Q98432 AKQT62
There is a good reason there is no single bid to describe this hand. So I plan on making more than 1 bid. I'll be getting information too. Lho will probably bid their hcp first. There aren't that many left.
Mikael Rimstedt's bidding problem: T962 Q754 J7 AK8
Maybe stayman breaks even if partner doesn't have 4 hearts. Or it gains when the jump to 3N talks the leader out of a spade.
Winston Chang's bidding problem: AKxx AKJ9x --- KQJ9
I think the opponents have had a better than average auction against a 2 opener. Which you might not see again soon. Most of the time you're not in this position. Did partner's pass of 3 mean anything? I prefer that it shows something positive. His ...
Winston Chang's bidding problem: AKxx AKJ9x --- KQJ9
The rules start out under a presumed context. So maybe it's not so good to state them carte blanche. Maybe the changing contexts have an effect. Extenuations. Exceptions. Dealing with special needs. At the 3 level 23 balanced is not the same as the 5 level. How they got ...
Mikael Rimstedt's bidding problem: T962 Q754 J7 AK8
Maybe some constructions, it's not your spade stoppers. It's your diamond stopper(s).
David Libchaber's bidding problem: 832 QT97 87 KQ73
Dave's opponent at the table was a lady who made a comment. I guess some people don't read everything. Especially the 5 more voters that bid 3. It's now at 39. I only need 11 more. Lynn, if your number isn't 50, what is it ...
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