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Bridge Winners Profile for Michael Kopera

Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
6 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Making 4SXX after Al Roth overcalled 1S (Barbara doubled, not Al :)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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What is 2NT?
"These days when they're opening with 10 and raising with 3..." Or we're...
John Vega's bidding problem: AQJT9x x KQx Axx
" see what the current view might be"
On hiring a "Pro"
"The restriction only apply to players that we know are much better than all other players in the game due to extra experience from outside the ACBL." The original restriction specified "Pros", this statement doesn't (and makes more sense to me).
On hiring a "Pro"
"this might be different from hiring top flight players in that it was one thing to try to be on a winning Spingold team (you still have to win it, after all), but quite another to claim you are a lifemaster when you could not achieve the gold points unless ...
Chuck Messinger's bidding problem: A65 KJT KQ965 54
"For my example, I'd be curious what other possibilities you had in mind in an undiscussed setting." I wouldn't assume anything at all, other than that it wasn't Smolen and that for some reason my partner thought it was clear enough that he could risk doing it ...
Chuck Messinger's bidding problem: A65 KJT KQ965 54
"If “Yes”, then this sequence shows 5-5 in the majors and a slam try." Seriously? There is more than one "good" way to play this sequence.
Alert question
never mind...
Bud Hinckley's bidding problem: AJ T976542 QT A4
I saw (what I assume is) the companion hand first, but I don't think that influenced me. Two aces, two extra trumps (2 extra winners, 2 fewer losers, however you want to look at it), I just can't call that a "minimum hand". "Very good", "minimum", "extras, etc ...
Bud Hinckley's bidding problem: T43 AKQ8 A94 KQ3
With a possible 3 losers off the top, no choice (given methods) but pass.
Bud Hinckley's bidding problem: T43 AKQ8 A94 KQ3
I'd rather have no 4M response than have it "minimum hand with no shortness".

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