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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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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 ...
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.

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