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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
10 hours ago
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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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ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
seminal: strongly influencing [b]later[/b] developments. Ok, once handed a smoking gun on a silver platter... Just a (very much) outsider's view. YMMV
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
"“Robert’s contributions to the League have been enormous,” says Heller. “For example, we have made significant strides toward a cleaner game under his leadership.”" How much credit is due Robert Hartman? I'll take under...
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
"I did read press that indicated that Mark was acquitted of ALL ethical charges brought before the EOC." Link, please...
Sportsmanlike dumping???
No, I didn't think too vague, my examples were meant as analogies.
Sportsmanlike dumping???
I is just that (for me) "dumping" has negative connotations. Losing a trick is ok, sacrificing a piece is ok, either is "losing" intentionally, neither seems like "dumping" (to me).
Sportsmanlike dumping???
Best interests in the event?
Sportsmanlike dumping???
Having commented thus, it does seem to me that things have gotten better, typically with incentives. Even that can lead to quirks, for example where it may be "better" to finish somewhere 5-8th than [i]exactly[/i] 4th. EditAdd: crossed post.
Sportsmanlike dumping???
For me, acting in one's best interests is not "dumping". OTOH, acting in someone else's best interests [i]is[/i] "dumping" (unless coincidental with acting in one's best interests). YMMV
Sportsmanlike dumping???
"It is easy to blame the CoC; time for all you great technical writers to ante up. My brain fried when trying to do it." Amen. One would think that if it were so easy, it would have been done by now, the issue has certainly been around long enough ...
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
A quick test of copying "I did copy/paste from the article" would seem to confirm that. I do somewhat regret my editadd, it made sense at the time, but as we've drifted off-topic....

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