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Jess Jurkovic
Jess Jurkovic
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 12, 2010
Last Seen
Nov. 25, 2019
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Player and teacher (bridge), jazz pianist & composer. I play 2/1 and Precision. Bidding theorist. Play only with nice people, but am competitive (the way I am not with my music).

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making a thin 3NT against Rodwell in the '11 IMP Pairs in Louisville. He knew I had 7xxx of clubs. Also, playing behind screens for the first time.
Bridge Accomplishments
Semi's, '07 GNT C; 9th, '08 NAP C; 1500 LM Pairs: '08 6th, '11 21st, '12 14th, '13 15th; 11th, '11 IMP Pairs; Semi's, '12 '13 Micro-Spingold II; NAP B: '14 11th, '17 8th; 67th ;-), '14 Fast Pairs; 43rd, '16 5000 LM Pairs; Semi's, '16 Micro-Spingold I; 15th, '17 10,000 Swiss
Regular Bridge Partners
Bill Begert, Magnus Olafsson, Lorraine Cable, David Yoon
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Honors Center for Bridge, Cavendish BC
Favorite Tournaments
Reyjkavik Bridge Festival
Favorite Conventions
The one I remembered at the table.
BBO Username
XX_JJ or Jesster790
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Board 2 from the 09/07/2014 Common Game
Thanks, David, for including me. My partner was Peter Clark, also of NYC. Despite being light, I had decided to reverse, with four losers, given the chance.
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If North can take the inference that South has something like this to be bypassing 3NT, i.e., can't be weak, North can save the day by bidding 4 (assuming that doesn't promise a heart control, merely agrees diamonds). Mind you, crazy matchpoints has taught me to ...

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