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Juraj Kvocek
Juraj Kvocek
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Member Since
July 22, 2012
Last Seen
Feb. 23
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Member of Slovak Junior Team. I'm currently finishing my Master's in Quantitative Finance in Vienna.


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In a Hurry
Great to see a hand where underleading two aces works! It immediately reminded me of a hand Swedish juniors defended at last year's European Youth Championship where underleading the same ace twice was the key play. Here it is, described by Simon Hult: ...
Juraj Kvocek's bidding problem: A AK9765 AQ43 T6
Unfortunately we haven't discussed it... X would be generalky in similar situations and 2 a two suiter, not sure whether with a major and I don't think either of us would have used it since we didn't talk about it.
Hobson's Choice
Kit, I have a question about the opening lead. The fact that N bid probably influences the decision, but might it be better to lead the A/K first to see the dummy? The counterargument is immediately obvious - losing entries and playing the opponents' suit, but still sometimes it ...
Save an Exit
Kit, would you consider opening 3 with this hand? As I think you probably would have written about it if you did, how stronger a hand would you need for that bid? Thank you for the article, again it was very interesting.
A Diversion
There is one more question about the lead - how do we choose from K7 and K10? It appears to me that K10 might probably give up more, but once we choose to lead actively, is that really a concern? Are there any other subtle factors from the bidding?
Eduard Velecky's bidding problem: 4 9763 KQJ852 K3
I usually don't abstain if the problem is new to me, but here I cannot put myself in this situation. X is very low on my list of alternatives, because even 1NT on the second round would promise 4M and 5+m in my understanding. Wouldn't opt for ...
Great Bols Of Fire
If you have no idea, finesse the queen with the player who gets more pissed if you succeed. (actually a real motto of one senior player from Slovakia)
Juraj Kvocek's bidding problem: KQT AQ87 AKJ843 ---
This was a nice (first) experience of coming up with a bid that no one else bid here. At the table I was a bit reluctant to play 3X and bid 4 which resulted in a major game that my partner made. I'm commenting here because, well ...
Do you spend too much time playing bridge?
Not enough?
Meaning of 1M (2M) 4m?
My understanding is that fit jumps are supposed to help our partner decide whether to compete further. I don't buy the argument about opponents not making a save because they fear bad splits in minors - it happens all the time that they bid 4 over 4 and ...

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