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Ilya Kuzkin
Ilya Kuzkin
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 27, 2013
Last Seen
Sept. 15
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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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and while it does not focus on the defensive principles at large, it contains several examples of defenders using quite outdated signalling principles.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.
Another 8 ever, 9 never
There is at least one hand that E might hold where diamonds pitch is relevant: KQxxxxxx xx x xxx. This makes playing the clubs from the top more favorable for declarer. So E can influence a S's line of play if psychology isn't a factor. If I am ...
Another 8 ever, 9 never
David, The first question I would ask myself after seeing that pitch would have been: what is Bob Hamman's perception of me as a player?
Another 8 ever, 9 never
Big names put regular players under spells. A friend of mine played a match against Barry Crane. Early board of a long match. He was in 7 of a suit holding Qxx in dummy opposite AJTxxx, Barry was his LHO. He rode the Q from dummy and it held. Played ...
Another 8 ever, 9 never
If I am your opponent and I know this is how you think I will exploit this
Another 8 ever, 9 never
If I am your opponent and I know this is how you think I will exploit this.

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