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Jon Gassaway
Jon Gassaway
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Member Since
May 26, 2017
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live in Beaverton, Oregon with my lovely wife and two kids. I currently am spending lots of time being a dad, which I greatly enjoy.   My most recent career was as a winemaker, making big red blends from Washington grapes.  It turns out that sharing wine with others brings me so much joy that I dropped the idea of running my own commercial venture.  

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Having a laugh with my friends at the bridge table.
Bridge Accomplishments
Finishing 2nd in the 2018 NAP flight C and 3rd/4th (twice) in the GNT with my partner, Roger.
Regular Bridge Partners
Roger Thomas
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Ace of Clubs, Portland Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
North American Pairs and the Grand National Teams.
Favorite Conventions
Wine science conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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What is percent chance of making 7NT?
I have enjoyed many of your comments on this question. There are a number of insightful ideas.
What is percent chance of making 7NT?
I like your idea. Would a bidding sequence like Stayman followed by 4 set diamonds as trump? We play Attitude Blackwood as our minor suit key card ask. Or what sort of auction would you envision?
What is percent chance of making 7NT?
Yes, you're right, 1430 Gerber with 4NT showing 2 and a max
What is percent chance of making 7NT?
Updated scoring: matchpoints
A Bridge Swifty
"Winning gold did not pan out, so he flaked out on the Silver Ribbon pairs", so goes Tom's nugget.
A Bridge Swifty
"He doesn't wish to hear that you made a contract", signed Tom
A Bridge Swifty
"I had thought that David Bird had authored that passage". A comment that Tom quickly retweeted from.
A Bridge Swifty
"You made the killer lead", Tom cut in. "Unfortunately, our play did not lead to gold points", he dead-panned. "They smoked the rest of the pack", Tom said second-handedly.
What should East do?
That would be a fun job!
What should East do?
West doubling South's 2C would have been Stayman.
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