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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
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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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Donald Lurie's bidding problem: Q9 AKJ8 KQ7 K543
If partner passes 3, I hope it makes. Think about what partner needs to make 4, and then consider whether he'll pass 3 with that...
Steve Bell's bidding problem: AK65 7 AQ4 K9852
Well, as it is a bidding problem, there are lots of choices, but no, there is only one correct answer. Wonder if this what the author intended to post...maybe a sanity check?
Mixed Teams
Would be tough, no? If I read it right, a 2-day 8 team round-robin putting 2 teams into the USA1 Finals, the rest dropping into the USA2 bracket (to be joined by the Finals loser).
Forcing or Not Forcing
I believe 3 [i]does[/i] show 3...without 4.
Searching for an Amalya Kearse deal
"Championship Bridge", Jose Le Dentu, pg 208 in my copy, titled "Control and Timing".
Searching for an Amalya Kearse deal
[code] A6 AKT7 AJ76 J52 KJ743 T8 Q86 J952 Q2 T8543 AQ3 86 Q952 43 K9 KT974[/code] 1-X-P-1NT P -3NT-AP opening lead 4
Forcing or Not Forcing
The weak hand is much less common when playing weak jump shifts...
Three Deals from the USBC Semifinals
" Another of my favorites was board 7 from the first quarter of the semis." Me too. Open Room Bd 7 -- [url][/url]
Another Zia class act story
Out of the Books
I would add 1.5 for 3 more queens than aces, ie 6.5 (adjusted) losers.

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