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Konrad Ciborowski
Konrad Ciborowski
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Member Since
Sept. 1, 2015
Last Seen
Oct. 10
Member Type
Bridge Player

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strong pass systems
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Grand Slam missing the Ace of Trumps - ATB or just Bridge?
At at least one table South tried 4NT and discovered one key card missing, but could be the ♦K, so made one more try for 7. North thinking all the key cards where there bid 7 based in the source of tricks from the spade suit." The Polish pair Gawrys ...
Wan Li Unplugged
"There is a Polish movie. About a card sharp. At one moment he's saying: - I've cheated, you've cheated, the better has won." You ruined the quote by omitting the best part. It went: "The game was fair. You cheated, I cheated, the better won".
Bidding systems without forcing opening bid
My entire team played like this for several years. It's no contest. As long as you have some forcing opening for very strong balanced hands (in the 2♦︎ multi for instance) then the pros outweigh the cons massively. For instance if you play that 2♣︎ shows 6-10 with 5 ...
The real reason Bridge is on the decline
" most social trends originate in North America ( attitudes toward women and minorities), etc." New attitude toward women and minorities as "originating in North America" is one of the most hilarious things I have read in quite a long time. Poland gave equal rights to women (including voting rights) in 1918 ...
Methods when last train is doubled
"Note that the X gives you options to show some life without going past 4M, which you wouldn't be able to do without it." I'm not sure this particular aspect is relevant. Since we started cue-bidding we already expressed some (at least mild) slam interest. Once the major ...
Strong players who learned bridge later in life?
When it comes to awareness of one's mistakes - you're spot on. When I was an up-and-coming junior player then going over the hands was generally a pleasureful process. Especially after a good tournament it would go like this: "Here instead of beating their 2x for +100 I ...
An Unsigned Letter to the ACBL
I'm quite baffled by what is being said here about bridgemates. In Poland we use them for all kinds of tournaments: IMPs, MPs, BAM, teams, leauge matches, single session, multiple sessions, Swiss Pairs, Swiss Teams, you name it. In the recent 5 years or so they were used in ...
From Eric Kokish system notes: [i]A simple 2 by 1 opener indicates reversing values and is therefore FG as doubler has shown some values. A jump in by 1 opener confirms 6/5+ without overwhelming HCP. It is not forcing and doubler’s preference to ...
How to deal with an illegal system / convention
[i]. However, since your 1-4-4-4 hand will occur roughly 0.75% of the time,[/i] Wrong again. 0.75% is the a priori probability. Once partner has opened 2 the odds of all hands containing singleton spade go way up high. Also you don't need to wait for ...
How to deal with an illegal system / convention
Who says about overcalling with any 13 cards? But if your range is 5-15 then your average strength is only 10 HCP. So overcalls will be pretty common, thus on many hands your system of asking bids will be useless. Not to mention that the 5-15 range is so wide ...

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