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Ilya Kuzkin
Ilya Kuzkin
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 27, 2013
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
I am an Oracle database specialist who also happens to be a decent bridge player. I try to play 2 major events/year, but usually play zero due to the time constraints.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning 3 Open Pairs events in a row at a regional with different partners.
Regular Bridge Partners
Gordon Campbell
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Moysian game
Is this matchpoints? Why would E never show his diamond support? I know the hand would no longer be beautifully instructive, but this is insane, especially knowing the suits won't break well.
Public statement from and myself
I was able to get a photocopy of their defensive signals exaplanation
Decision after a Good 19 to 21 2NT opening at Matchpoints
I think Boye in his Fisher-Schwartz investigation report provided a hand very close in point count and structure to the one in question and mentioned (by quoting someone if I am not mistaken) no high caliber player would stay away from game opposite to a standard 2NT opening (unless the ...
One Law for the Rich?
- Director!!! - How can I help you? - I asked for medium rare and my chateaubriand, obviously, isn't. - You can accept it and it stays on the table, you can send it back to the kitchen or you can order another meal and your steak stays on your table until someone ...
Unusual Pairings and names.
I suggest you play with Eric Greco.
The Language of Bridge by Kit Woolsey
"Papas Bravas" - a group of programmers working on a bridge AI engine.
proofredaers wanted!
Scrambling after a Redouble.
"Jxxx Jxxx xxxx x -- pass. If partner bids 2♣, bid 2♦." You've got an easy 1 bid, why would you want to be somewhere else "x xxx xxxx xxxxx -- bid 1♠ and run to 2♣ when doubled." Oh, the opps might be extra happy when the bidding proceeds ...
An Obvious Shift Problem
I see no problems with discouraging clubs, showing the spade switch. First, this is just a preference, it's not a command to lead spades at trick two.I don't expect partner to switch to a spade at trick 2 with QTxx or a similar holding. On top of ...
Where did you learn to play bridge?
"I wonder what happened to him." According to Wikipedia he became a backgammon player and a "runner-up in the 1996 World Cup; as of 2007 he was the 5th-rank player in the world". Sometimes life takes interesting turns. Based on his pedigree I suspect he could become a really good ...

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