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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
5 minutes 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 or Gatlinburg. Send me a Private Message if interested.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Being a teammate of Bill Gates.
Bridge Accomplishments
Making 4SXX after Al Roth overcalled 1S (Barbara doubled, not Al :)
Favorite Conventions
Takeout doubles
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Michael Kopera's bidding problem: AK96 A854 A52 K4
Hmm, forgot about his one... Someone asked me about this hand, he was of the opinion his partner should have gone low, rebidding 3 rather than the 4 chosen at the table. I thought 4 looked normal/reasonable, certainly not an egregious error. The responses agree with ...
In the dark. (ACBL)
Doubt it...
In the dark. (ACBL)
Agreed, failure to fill out that section is [i]at best[/i] lazy.
Ripped Off
Perhaps someone did you a favor? For that matter why a ski jacket if it was that hot?
Bridge Players and the movie world
"'Chico's favorite people were actors who gambled, producers who gambled, and women who...' (you figure it out)" Gamboled?
Judgement Advice
Sure, a hand that no longer values as an opening bid. I think massive suit disparity is a candidate as well. Assuming a 1 opening and 1 response, xxxKQJTxxx for example. IE a hand that is all about the opened suit.
2 Day Trials Format
Begs the question why the constrainers didn't finish the job.
2 Day Trials Format
Likely the former*, but yes... *one variation would be with 2 clear top teams to random draw their opponents.
2 Day Trials Format
FWIW, I think the number of boards played per day should be related to the number of boards played in the event being qualified for.
Jump minor rebid in 2/1
"Standard" (ACBL) is extras, but non-forcing. Has nothing (that I can see) to do with 2/1.

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