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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
47 minutes 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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Bridge Winners Wins Challenge Match
"board 22 (#6 in segment 3)." Not to mention a trick 1 wish trick (in sequence, no less).
The Bidding Box #2
Whenever I see someone say "the only solution is..." and then follow with "or you can play...", I'm certain it is not the only solution, lol.
Who invented limit raises ?
Why do Americans consistently capitalise “Acol”? No excuse here, I knew the source of the name was from the Acol Bridge Club, that it wasn't an acronym. I can only guess I was mesmerized (mesmerised?) by OP.
Who invented limit raises ?
"Morehead on Bidding" (1964) played the jump raise as GF (but limited within about a K range), but acknowledged that ACOL used the raise as non-forcing. According to Wikipedia, the first ACOL textbook was published in 1938, afaik limit raises were always used.
More about 1!S - P - P - 2!H
"MPS, KO Teams Flight A" Not a common format...
59% - Didn't Place!
Win, and it is not even close. The idea is to beat your competitors, so like a KO, who cares if you win by 1 or 100? I will admit I had a partner who would rather play well and lose than play badly and win. The former happens often ...
Scores in the "Bidding Box"
This was the most extreme crossed post I've managed -- I started my comment, got interrupted by a (business) call that took well over an hour, then finished/posted my comment. Ah, live and learn.
What does 3!H Mean?
IIRC, Jack (valet), Queen (dame), King (roi).
Scores in the "Bidding Box"
"Yet from an expected value standpoint, bidding game can't have an expectancy higher than 7.5" That assumption is based on 10 top -- are those the conditions? In The Bridge World, for example, 10 is usually the top score, but the assumption is a 12 top.
Jay Barronen's bidding problem: AKQJ86532 AK2 --- A
Playing "standard" methods, one could open 2, jump to 3 over the 2 response, blackwood, and then (non-standard) ask about 3rd round control of s (getting a positive with the Q, maybe with shortness and 2 trumps). I couldn't tell from the conditions if there was ...

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