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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
just now
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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Defense From the Bermuda Bowl
If South ruffs middle as per Craig Biddle...
Nils Traane
Einstein = male chauvinist squared?
Meckwell leaving NICKELL
"1. When outsiders displace local players, some of whom will have had ambitions to play on their national team, some of whom may have unfriendly feelings toward foreigners, considerable ill feelings will inevitably be generated in the community of bridge players." As Peter Hasenson pointed out, this is commonplace, I ...
Meckwell leaving NICKELL
"2. When a person with deep pockets occupies a position that he could not have achieved by virtue of his ability he will inevitably find detractors as well as admirers, which also will generate animosity." That is true whether or not borders are crossed.
Meckwell leaving NICKELL
"3. Purchasing access is not consistent with the idea that high level bridge should share essential characteristics of competitive sports." That ship sailed a long time ago, it is not returning. Competitive sports are very much a function of "purchasing access". Not just yachting and polo (dressage?), but all professional ...
Meckwell leaving NICKELL
Well, thanks for clearing that up...[i]not[/i].
Fascinating Drop vs Finesse decision from Wuhan
"That leaves QJ2, Q2, and J2 with west..." I would bet against West having the J.
Anyone else not thrilled with the "new" BBO
I look for known commentators. For example, walddk2, pelu, agumperz, Cantorm, BroLucius. In addition, the VuGraph Schedule on BBO shows scheduled commentators for each session, a starting point, there are often more than that. EditAdd: if there is voice, it is often at the table with the most kibitzers (or ...
Meckwell leaving NICKELL
"I do find that kind of action when translated to creating a super team to play for a country that none of the players belong to problematic." Once those players have met the requirements, they "belong" to that country. WTP? EditAdd: let's move out of the abstract and look ...
Anyone else not thrilled with the "new" BBO
It could be there was no voice commentary available... There has also been mention that you can't use IE or Edge for voice.

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