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Jurijs Balasovs
Jurijs Balasovs
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 5, 2012
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Started playing at school at age 16.

9 months later was playing my first European Youth Team Championships Prague 2003.




Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Sanremo 2009, had epic upswing in declarer play abilities
Bridge Accomplishments
2nd place world youth team championships
Regular Bridge Partners
Bethers :)
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Riga invites to Jurmala
Favorite Conventions
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ATB Precision
West should take strongest path available for him from two trails: a) pass 2 and than bid Clubs b) bid 3 directly over 2 In my partnerships, strongest is path a)
Play 6!H
Yes yes, if 1-3, you don't need to block suit :) 4 --> K, 2 --> if appears, play Ace, if not, Jack
Opponents have penalty doubled your partner's 1NT overcall
XX - business 2♣ - ♣ or ♦+♥, non-forcing 2♦ - ♦ or ♥+♠, non-forcing 2 - nat 2 - nat Don't overdo when vulnerable, and this should be fine.
Play 6!H
I can upgrade your lane (i think), before drawing 10, play to K, than small to Ace, than J of . Giving E illussion that his parner might hold Qxx in
What's the right defense?
Safest lead? Seems to be , as there are 5 on my left, 4 on my right, and partner have singleton at most.
Claim Ruling
Take Ace of , take Q of : claim. Why is it so hard?
Double! A new meaning of an old bid.
Conclusion! Everyone agree that it is penalty double. This double was made by David Gold in recent tournament. Very experienced and talented (41st in the world according to player. There are two things what comes on my mind: Blunder Extremely unusual partnership agreement ...
Double! A new meaning of an old bid.
Will it still be penalty if North holding is smth like 4-2-3-4?
Double! A new meaning of an old bid.
Hand in question:
Precision Club Opening Active Ethics
Richard, it just depends where you are playing. More you are unfamilar with people you play against, u should alert more frequent, as things ordinary to you may not be so ordinary to other players and vica versa.

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