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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
3 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States

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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A Disturbing Trend
If we're going to bring baseball in...should a pitcher who pitches 5 innings get the same win as one who pitches 9 innings? Fractional wins, anyone?
Experiences with cheating?
"hard to imagine many situations where it would be necessary." If I'm playing in a slow partnership and the opponents are late in arriving...
Experiences with cheating?
You can also get permission from a director to deal without opponents present...
Master points - The truth revealed in the August Bulletin
Experiences with cheating?
Moses Ma et al...
Assign the blame on this BBO hand
"3m = 54(31) or 54(40) fragment" Is there a case for 4m to handle (at least some of) the 5440's? And, if so, which way?
Declaring a grand.
"Why do you say the jack of clubs will almost always be covered?" I qualified my statement with "Often true, but if the final contract is any reflection of the standard of bridge being played...". If the bidding is that bad*, the defense is likely to be as well. Might ...
Declaring a grand.
"starting with the j is better" Often true, but if the final contract is any reflection of the standard of bridge being played, the J will almost always be covered, and certainly covered with a singleton K...
A Disturbing Trend
I'm going to go out on a limb and suggest Lance Armstrong...
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: J94 986 973 A862
As I write this the voting shows: 3: 2 votes (4%) 3NT: 26 votes (52%) 4: 2 votes (4%) 4: 20 votes (40%) Someone called me and asked me what I would bid on this hand. I started by saying the choices are 3N and 4 ...

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