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Ilya Kuzkin
Ilya Kuzkin
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 27, 2013
Last Seen
Nov. 12
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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Lost in Translation?
How about this: "Imagination is like a man. Conquered by force, he is initially charming and able to develop, but, sooner or later, his submissiveness and obedience vanish, if not taken care of."
The Kids Table: There is Such a Thing as Bad Publicity
@Brian, I am pretty confident that vast majority of young people would have an issue with spending whole days in a company of seniors when other meaningful alternatives are available.
The Kids Table: There is Such a Thing as Bad Publicity
I agree with you, but there is one subtle difference - Super Size Me wasn't sponsored by the Ronald McDonald Foundation.
The Kids Table: There is Such a Thing as Bad Publicity
@SteveMoese, It is what it is, I guess. However, I believe the message being sent is "your environment is broken and here is why" rather than "your game sucks", which is how the TS seems to have taken it. All actors mentioned that the game is "hard" and, to me ...
The Kids Table: There is Such a Thing as Bad Publicity
I don't understand the criticism of the demographics factor mentioned in the movie that is provided in 1a). I didn't watch the whole movie but the topics presented in the trailer were: - The average age of a bridge player in ACBL is 73 years. - To play in a ...
Extras or Not?
I'd sit and wait for the dbl with his hand. What would be a minimum hand for your partner to raise to 3NT after hearing 2NT on this auction?
1 NT passed out
Maybe partner was unblocking.
Bridge in Dehli?
I've heard bots have a nice game in one of the data centres there each Friday, but I am not sure which one. I would ask "Robot" on bbo. He's usually logged in at the top of each hour.
Hesitation Blackwood
Dave, If the auction goes 1-3-4NT-5(0/3)-*hesitation* 5- 6, you would still roll it back to 5?
Reese’s Pieces
Richard, I recently re-visited Kelsey's Advanced Play at Bridge (great book BTW) and while it does not focus on the defensive principles at large, it contains several examples of defenders using quite outdated signalling principles. The book was published in 1968.

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