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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Have played professionally occasionally the last few years, would be happy to do so more frequently. I normally play locally (CT, NJ, NYC), but would certainly consider travelling, especially to a Nationals. Send me a Private Message if interested.

United States of America

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Bridge Accomplishments
Making 4SXX after Al Roth overcalled 1S (Barbara doubled, not Al :)
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ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Anything I can do about this? (Bounced check for online lessons)
I would suggest that the qualifications for being a bridge teacher are the same as those for being a bridge pro...for me as a cynic, that would entail being able to find someone willing to pay. Just a general observation, no reflection on OP.
Psych off Flannery in 3rd Seat?
2 showing s is...natural. It is [i]not[/i] a convention, therefore [i]cannot[/i] be an illegal convention. On the face of it, the director is underqualified.
Take a step back
"A mixed USA/Canada team won the event...Eventually the WBF decided to award gold medals to everyone on the team." I don't get it, what's the issue?
ACBL and USBF hand generators are demonstrably insecure
Separate overall awards, surely.
ACBL and USBF hand generators are demonstrably insecure
Actually, no -- the answer to my question is "no", I'm the one who missed something obvious...
ACBL and USBF hand generators are demonstrably insecure
Random is [i]not[/i] the same as unfair. BTW, am I right in thinking that having 2 fields/winners would require an even number of sections?
Take a step back
Funny, that's [i]exactly[/i] what I thought of when I saw the title...
Take a step back
One could argue that awarding shared gold [i]guarantees[/i] that the rightful winners receive such...
ACBL strikes again!
"but the minor openings would not be allowed that way" What [i]way[/i] was that? (Did I miss their description?)
Psych off Flannery in 3rd Seat?
"you can't open a strong club with less than 15..." Because with fewer than 15 HCP it is no longer "strong"? The part of the GCC that allows a "strong" club is:[quote]ONE CLUB OR ONE DIAMOND may be used as an all-purpose opening bid (artificial or natural ...

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