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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
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 or Gatlinburg. Send me a Private Message if interested.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Being a teammate of Bill Gates.
Bridge Accomplishments
Making 4SXX after Al Roth overcalled 1S (Barbara doubled, not Al :)
Favorite Conventions
Takeout doubles
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Club policy legal?
Some have stated that the goal of a psych is to convince players they don't have the hands they are looking at...
Club policy legal?
I once overcalled 1 with xxx, found partner with 7 solid s. He decided I had psyched and never bid, so we missed our save.
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: 73 K854 A84 K972
I would think 2N shows values, at least values consistent with being a passed hand.
Club policy legal?
Other games?
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I still have Lance Armstrong t-shirts to remind me just how depressing...
Club policy legal?
See "Premise"...
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: 73 K854 A84 K972
Was a hand I kibitzed, so unknown (to me). What I [i]can[/i] add is that West would have opened any 11 HCP.
Club policy legal?
Maybe not on topic...but "Editor Paul Linxwiler offers his opinion: "For an experienced player to psych against someone they know to be inexperienced is profoundly unethical. 'Stupid' and 'unnecessary' can be added to the list of descriptors too." Stupid and unnecessary, fine. Profoundly unethical? [i]Not[/i] unethical at ...
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: A65 64 J92 KJ532
A fringe benefit of transfers starting with natural 1NT.
Can you help "junior" on this defensive problem?
As long as it is not the Q, the "claim" would be for down 3.

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