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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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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 ...
Perhaps there is a moral
Ken, I know where the confusion is coming from because I fell into the same trap. Instead of "The first four and a half tricks" it should read "The first five and a half tricks" (3 rounds of black suits, diamond to the ace, running the Q, playing a ...
Ilya Kuzkin's bidding problem: A64 954 --- KQ98742
I probably should've specified more options for people who abstained to find out whether they disagree specifically with 1 or 5 call (or both). For now, for the purposes of this poll I would like to force both of those bids upon you whether you disagree with ...
Minorwood or Redwood?
Hi Barry, Left field: I don't buy into a concept of using 0314 or 1430 based on a context regardless of age and memory capabilities. It is a disaster waiting to happen. That's why I like using 0314 throughout. The losses are situational and minimal, but being risk ...
Minorwood or Redwood?
You should be able to ask about aces/keycards in a minor oriented auction. Whatever your agreements are, there has to be a mechanism available to ask about those. Not sure how your 1b is related to anything in my text.
Minorwood or Redwood?
You can effectively play both with the following set of conventions (The way I play it): It's a Minorwood IF a) The suit was agreed before 4 level. (1-2-3-4) or b) Jump raise in a GF auction. (1-2-4) It's a kickback ...
Ian Rowlands's bidding problem: AK3 AQT AK AQJ53
Poker style equity calculation: Although the 6 bid is a rare bird, I'll act on the assumption that partner knows what he is doing. The other assumption that I'll make is that 2NT doesn't promise any additional strength (since not specified), also I would guess that ...

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