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Jurijs Balasovs
Jurijs Balasovs
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 5, 2012
Last Seen
Oct. 17
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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6!D in a 13-card fit
Correct, you take A, and "his last ♦ squeez W in ♥ and ♠", just discard from table, leaving A6 J in hand, and J Ax in table
6!D in a 13-card fit
Soon you will find out that it is matter of what squeez E will choose to surrender to. He has to keep Qxx in , so you can't play small towards Jxx, therfore he has 2 options what to have after Ace of is played. a) Qxx Q9 ...
6!D in a 13-card fit
Steps for these kind of problems: 1) Open BBO 2) My BBO 3) Hands and Results 4) Hand editor 5) Enter the problem hand 6) Export deal 7) Save deal as 8) Create new folder 9) Save actual hand 10) Go to BBO lobby 11) Practice 12) Start a teaching ...
Continuations after showing 1=3=5=4
Usually, such specific bids (which take alot room out of bidding) are limited, therefore no continuation should be allowed. Specifically, after 1NT-3M-3NT, opener suggest that hands are misfiting. If responder does make another bid, it is highly possible he already made a mistake with his previous bid.
ATB-4/5 level decision
4 is definetley wrong
I don't get it, where is problem? Why would you bid 5 knowing partner has 0-7 HCP?
After a Quantitative 4NT Raise
I have to admit, i didn't respond to original question but rather gave advice on convention. Which is kinda wrong. My preferred methods (long long time ago) were: 5 = Ace ask 5x = natural, searching fit (5NT = ) *If i remember them correctly
After a Quantitative 4NT Raise
I am referring to any kind of bidding where you use 4NT as invite, you have enough space before that to find out that you cant't have unknown fits.
After a Quantitative 4NT Raise
Don't play Quantitative 4NT if fits are possible, this must be solved before, therefore, just respond aces with max.
Missed game after Drury
And occasionally go 3 down in 3

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