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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Member Since
July 23, 2010
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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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The ethics of when to think as declarer
Along those lines, I recall a match where a particularly slow opponent took umbrage when our side took any time at all.
Defense 4S, how to figure this out?
It is all well and good to say that North should work it out (and he certainly should, it is easy enough, it fairly slaps him in the face), but there is a lot to be said for keeping the easy hands easy, to save (what for me is limited ...
The ethics of when to think as declarer
Speaking from personal experience, at some point thinking can become dithering.
Was I insane, or were the directors?
I saw 2 hands the last two days where the opponents bid a suit over a takeout double, the doubling side not only failed to bid (the cold) game in that suit, they failed to bid the suit at all. And that was without psyching.
Was I insane, or were the directors?
When partner trusts the opponents more than he trusts you...[i]that[/i] way madness lies.
What's the Right Ruling?
LAW 23 AWARENESS OF POTENTIAL DAMAGE There [i]is[/i] mention of an enforced pass as an [i]example[/i].
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: KQ AQ8752 AK65 2
Well, I'm prepared to admit Bidding Problems get much less traction than Articles (still not an acceptable excuse). I posted this in part because there was a currently running article about "getting rid of the books" (sic). But more relevant for me was that I was (lazily) using the ...
Defense to the Sobel Queen-Finder
Do you [i]really[/i] look at your partner that much, reading him/her so much? Or was this just some (too-)subtle joke?
The Last Diamond
Nothing personal, just my (all too usual) overreaction to get a point across. Interesting how the mind works, tho. KS (for me) would have been instantly recognizable, but (for me) xSU is so often Something State University, hard to get off that track.
The Last Diamond
K(aplan)-S(heinwold) U(pdated). Another one of those non-time-saving acronyms. At least, it was not obvious to me, so I had to waste time to figure it out. But then, my time probably doesn't mean a lot to OP, at least it saved him some time. EditAdd ...

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