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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

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

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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Recording Swiss Team Hands
"Is there a rule against using cameras?" I'd be wary of using a fisheye lens.
AK73 and partner lead shortness
"Partner does not always know what my other two spots are" For that matter, he may not know that you have another card in that suit at all. Also, declarer may be able to falsecard with the spots, but there is nothing he can do against A/K vs K ...
Recording Swiss Team Hands
Why would it matter that one takes pictures after the match is over? That is what is meant by "given available time", isn't it?
Fighting against cheating the "Highly Suspicious" clause.
Arthur C. Clarke's 3rd law: Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
Two part Defensive problem
"If you return a minor he can run the minor suit winners to come down to a five card ending." If W has the J, can't he keep 1, 3, and 1? I think declarer needs to have the J for the double squeeze ...
Two part Defensive problem
Presumably defender couldn't decide which honor to play, so compromised by playing neither.
Sathya Bettadapura's bidding problem: K A9432 A982 JT2
Questionable? It is not that good. I'm torn, it might work out to bid 2 and then redouble, but there are 2 things wrong with that: I declare or partner declares.
"Standard Bidding Practice" - Case #2
I once had a partner respond to 1N with an undiscussed 5. Given that we played a range-asking 2 response, I didn't think it could be any kind of quantitative bid, but (not for the first time) I was wrong, it was meant as invitational to 7 ...
Fighting against cheating the "Highly Suspicious" clause.
"I am sure that Benoit was well intentioned" Ditto. I hope my vehemence was not perceived as suggesting otherwise.
Fighting against cheating the "Highly Suspicious" clause.

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