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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
12 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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Fairfield Regional, Woodbridge Sectional
If I were actively playing, I would take him up on playing. My loss can be your gain...
"Flexible signals" (part two)
East has [b]9[/b]8xx.
Inverting Majors after 1D opening
My guess would be a big loss when responder holds s and a small gain with s, overall negative. BTW, is it still on BPH? IMHO, either way is a negative.
A list of "Just bridge" situations
A speeding ticket as it were...
Is filing a recorder form warranted.
"To claim East bid 3NT rather than 2NT because of the hesitation doesn't make sense to me." Bidding 3NT [i]at all[/i] doesn't make sense to me. [[]cynicism[]]Maybe it was one of those "bid something insane, then claim it couldn't have been suggested by the ...
Is filing a recorder form warranted.
"I am not sure what he could have been thinking of other than deciding between 2S and 3S." Disclosing the West hand might help with that...
Is filing a recorder form warranted.
I am unable to construct an East hand consistent with the auction...
Which game is least bad?
If you duck when North leads from Hxxx, South [i]is[/i] going to switch (to s).
Which game is least bad?
"Not only does 3NT make whenever spades are 4-4 or blocked..." Well, there is still the matter of the suit...
Nathan Finkle's bidding problem: A6 J762 T9876 J2
It looks like it was board 5 (spots similar), June 10 afternoon. If so, E-W ended in 2 (their 4-2 fit), not something I can begin to explain -- seems to me the final contract would be 1NT (or 3NT if West got adventuresome).

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