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Leo Lasota
Leo Lasota
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Member Since
May 26, 2011
Last Seen
21 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
Country
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
Favorite Tournaments
World Championships
Favorite Conventions
Transfers over 1C
BBO Username
Leo LaSota
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Richard Lawson's bidding problem: Q74 A2 AKJ93 AK8
Why wouldn't you bid 6 over 5 asking for the diamond queen? Over that, partner would bid 7 with the queen of diamonds and you bid 7nt. Partner would bid 6 with the k. Partner would bid 6 with no q OR ...
Liu - Zhao Win IMP Pairs
Zhao's ability to learn a complicated bidding system and win a national championship with only limited experience reminds me of myself at that age 15 years ago. I earned a Bachelor's in Economics at the University of Maryland at College Park. I stayed in College Park and was ...
Nathan Finkle's bidding problem: x AQxxx Axx Kxxx
Why didn't we bid 3 (or 3nt depending on what your spade cuebid is) over 3? Don't you play that 3 (or 3nt) shows shortness in spades, 1st or 2nd round control of & , and slam interest or better? Re-transferring to hearts and then ...
Paul Lewis's bidding problem: Q KJ95 QJ652 K42
I open almost all 12 counts, but the rebidding situation over 1-1 here would not be pleasant.
Tomislav šAšEk's bidding problem: AQT2 8 6 KT97432
Why did we take up a whole level of bidding to introduce a bad 7 card suit?
Defending Champions
Seems like rather embarrassingly weak opponents that you faced.
How do we avoid this disaster?
Declarer followed a line that was right when North led from Kxxx and wins trick 2 and does not continue the suit (as they did here) OR North makes a sloppy play of blocking the suit from something like KJ82 and winning trick 2 with the 8. As much as ...
How do we avoid this disaster?
North should visualize that declarer has a great layout in diamonds and spades. Regardless of what N/S agreed to play back at trick 2 (in terms of strength, length, attitude in the club suit), North should expect South to hold the 9 and the J or Q. North ...
Defense against 1N-(2N)
Perhaps not, until you have played against enough folks that psyche 2nt like I have seen :) Once had an opponent overcall 2nt white all with QJ109xxxx. Also saw an opponent open 1nt with Jxxxxx and out at favorable :)
Defense against 1N-(2N)
Since the responses include playing U vs. U as though the opponents have shown the minors, that is an assumption made here.
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