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Leo Lasota
Leo Lasota
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 26, 2011
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
When asked by the director of 2003 NABC+ Fast Pairs if I am sure that I deserve a seed and I said probably since we won the event last year.
Bridge Accomplishments
2002 NABC+ Fast Pairs
Regular Bridge Partners
Brad Theurer, Mark Shaw
Favorite Tournaments
World Championships
Favorite Conventions
Transfers over 1C
BBO Username
Leo LaSota
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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ACBL Board of Governors mtg
Randy, ~98% of those that enter know that they have 0% chance of finishing 1st overall. However, it is nice for many to see where they stack up against the best and having a good session or two is a "win" for many. There were decent session scratch masterpoint payouts ...
ACBL Board of Governors mtg
Thx for the youtube link; I listened in to most of the meeting. I was surprised at some of the comments made by the presenters, but one in particular baffled me. Near the beginning, a statement was made that they were very surprised to NOT see a significant rise in ...
Steve Myerson's bidding problem: Q3 98752 --- AKQJT3
5 card majors is a system that I follow; it has worked for many years for a pair of Hall of Famers (Peter Boyd/Steve Robinson).
Steve Myerson's bidding problem: Q3 98752 --- AKQJT3
Abstain since I would have opened 1.
John Portwood's bidding problem: KJT764 AT5 --- AQ54
Perhaps since the description begins "2 shows a Limit Raise"; of course it then says ~6-9 points. Perhaps what the OP meant to say was the 2 was a constructive raise, but in their mind they were picturing a perfecto hand that played like a Limit Raise and ...
Missed game - who was more responsible
Even though East's 3 bid showed a "strong nt" playing strength hand (either balanced str nt or long clubs w/ 4 equating to str nt playing strength presumably), East had a hand worth just over 18 support points. With a hand that strong, I would have bid ...
Sarik Goyal's bidding problem: --- 9874 5432 J9765
"Assume standard forcing pass agreements" is hard to do when I bid 2 on 1 HCP.
Boyd, Bramley, and Radin Elected to ACBL HOF
Congratulations to everyone that was elected this year. I am especially happy to see Peter make the Hall of Fame. I do not go to many tournaments outside of the MD/VA area, but I have had the pleasure to play against Peter many times locally over the years. He ...
Sven Pride's bidding problem: A753 KJ973 5 J72
You may not see the point, but the number of gains from being able to show 4+ trumps for partner's major suit is light years above the need for a value showing 2nt bid.
Leo Lasota's bidding problem: A2 A943 9743 Q93
I have NEVER had an auction VUL at IMPS where partner cuebids as passed hand, overcaller bids something else, advancer rebids 2nt, and overcaller passes.

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