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Gregory Nowak
Gregory Nowak
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Member Since
May 13, 2014
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
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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Your thought process?
I do mostly suits - the 4 numbers added that = 13. 1 suit at at time as needed. Reconstruct more as needed. Trick 1 say all 4 cards in my mind quickly and can remember to the end. I also mentally say each card quickly in the middle of critical tricks.
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: AQ54 AT7 7 AT854
Tips for playing in 4/3 or 4/2 fits: tend not to lead trumps; sometimes duck a round or 2; try to get as many ruffs as you can. Tend to lead trumps only if you're protecting aces/kings or a side suit. I scored 5 trump tricks ...
Steve Tyer's bidding problem: --- AQ4 KQJT753 A94
My hand is diamond suit oriented. Good if partner is void. That means she/he has more other cards.
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: AQ54 AT7 7 AT854
Okay. Does anybody not see the nightmare coming if you pass? Get your descriptions (albeit maybe not perfect) as early as you can.
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: AQ54 AT7 7 AT854
If you don't bid 1 now, what do you have when you bid 1?
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: K984 T73 T74 654
He thought the better of it. He has so many clubs. Or something like AKQJ.
Gonzalo Guridi's lead problem: KJ7 K62 J4 J9654
A second chance because your first try was so bad. What a deal. You can't get these at the table.
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: K984 T73 T74 654
So now if you try to untangle what's happening, partner has hearts (5+?) and clubs?
Steve Kitching's bidding problem: AKT64 J765 4 K87
If dia ruffs are in our picture here, my hand is worth more ruffing with hearts or clubs than spafes.
Jyri Tamminen's bidding problem: KQT2 JT2 52 A875
I was still guessing. They only bid 4? No voids? Still, 7 could be hairy. Partner had more nebulae over 6?
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