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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
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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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Diamond Life Master
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"Please, no comments on EW's failure to call the director as soon as S faced his hand." Does that mean we shouldn't comment on EW's failure to accept the claim and move on?
Would you open
I guess I should have used "General Poll", instead of "article", afaik this is a general poll. How about: bidding problem + bidding problem ≠ bidding problem?
Would you open
bidding problem + bidding problem = article?
BW 2/1: 1!d-2!c-2!D
I would think 3 is not part of "[i]every[/i] other rebid" do all hands with 5+ diamonds rebid 2 or 3♦?
Settle A Bet
For me it is more nebulous what the enforcement policy is -- for me this is [i]clearly[/i] a bidding problem. @Gregory Nowak: what is there about this "article" that makes it something other than a bidding problem?
Settle A Bet
[i]Why[/i] isn't this a bidding problem?
Another ruling case
"Most good players play different defenses against strong and weak NT." Since I am reading this on the internet, it [i]must[/i] be true. Furthermore, one can reasonably conclude that if a pair isn't doing so, they likely aren't good players, something to keep in mind if ...
EBL will disallow Fantoni and Nunes
To each his own -- I do [i]not[/i] look at partner during play. Having said that, there have been occasions where I have felt "something" and glanced up to find my partner "looking" at me. I have found those occasions to be disturbing and inappropriate. YMMV
EBL will disallow Fantoni and Nunes
"Remember, bridge is a team game and I want to be facing my partner at the table" When someone says something like this, I have to wonder why -- it is not like we're [i]looking[/i] at partner during play, is it? Maybe I'm too cynical, but for ...
EBL will disallow Fantoni and Nunes

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