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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Making 4SXX after Al Roth overcalled 1S (Barbara doubled, not Al :)
BBO Username
miko
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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B.I.T. problem from Palms Springs Regional
"When you open 1NT your hand is very limited and well defined." When you respond to Blackwood, the number of keycards you hold for your response is very limited and well defined. Yes, if you realize you made an error with your response you may reconsider.
This Really Bugs Me....
I am one of the "old folk" who doesn't mind it at all, in fact I very much prefer it. I just think of it as another way of permitting kibitzers. "that I was playing at all is something that I think should be private to me" Does this ...
B.I.T. problem from Palms Springs Regional
"further penalty would be appropriate" Just to add more fuel to the fire, if the 7N bidder was the pro in a pro-client partnership, imho a C&E committee would not be inappropriate.
ACBLscore Update
RPG, lol, the last language I used professionally. BC (before "C"), RIP.
B.I.T. problem from Palms Springs Regional
"We believe that South would have (and should have) bid 7NT also over a fast 6NT." That is where we disagree -- I accept and respect captaincy. I don't think about bidding on over 4N//6N any more than I think about bidding on over 1N-3N. It saves my (limited ...
B.I.T. problem from Palms Springs Regional
"a fast 6N indicates N has no doubt about what the right contract is" Since South would [b]never[/b] bid over a crisp 6N, how can it not be the case that a slow 6N [b]could[/b] suggest that bidding on [b]could[/b] be successful?
B.I.T. problem from Palms Springs Regional
An in tempo 6N says we have plenty of HCP/tricks, but we're missing a keycard. A slow 6N says something else. Am I surprised that the responder guessed right, that it was a level hesitation rather than a strain hesitation? Uh, no. IMHO, you are not allowed to ...
B.I.T. problem from Palms Springs Regional
"As it turned out their solution was to announce “I have half the deck” and then their partner looked at their hand and said “hey, I have the other half of the deck”." The tempo allowed for them having all the keycards...
B.I.T. problem from Palms Springs Regional
"Was 4NT reasonable? Not sure. What's the alternative, 4? Direct 6NT?" On the example hands missing a keycard, was 4NT reasonable? Not sure. What's the alternative, 4? Direct 6NT?
B.I.T. problem from Palms Springs Regional
"And in that hand, if S chose to pass, then he is correctly interpreting N's BIT?" If the auction were like here and chose to pass, he's not interpreting the BIT at all, he is doing what is expected on a captaincy auction. If the auction goes 1N-hesitation ...
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