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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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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. Send me a Private Message if interested.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Making 4SXX after Al Roth overcalled 1S (Barbara doubled, not Al :)
BBO Username
miko
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Punish un-convicted team members?
Fines (at least in fixed amounts) [i]always[/i] have the problem that they are meaningless to some, too onerous for others. The former are no deterrent at all -- an example of which would be in the securities industry, where it seems some firms just consider fines another expense, an ...
Fast Arrival and Serious/Frivolous 3NT
deleted, apologies
Seeding in the World Bridge Games
[i]Maybe[/i] ¢¢¢¢¢, but not $$$$$.
ACBL Suspends Piekarek and Smirnov
"I would like to see all results involving a cheating pair nullified and not limited to some random number of years." Seems like a no-brainer, instead it seems [i]some[/i] have no brains... "though they named it ethical violations (wouldn't you try hard to avoid the cheating stigma ...
ACBL and USBF hand records are (plausibly) insecure
No copyright issues?
ACBL Suspends Piekarek and Smirnov
http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/acbl-suspends-piekarek-and-smirnov-2/?cj=390167#c390167
ACBL Suspends Piekarek and Smirnov
"Once we have this information, we can determine whether there is enough video to try to crack the code that P+S were using." Since we've been told they made a "full confession", it should just be matter of verifying that the confessed code were being used. Sure, [i ...
ACBL Suspends Piekarek and Smirnov
"Alibi Leads" or somesuch...
Seeding in the World Bridge Games
Even without [i]obligation[/i] to do so, surely they are [i]allowed[/i] to deal with it, no?
ACBL Suspends Piekarek and Smirnov
"So far P/S have not been sanctioned for misconduct at ACBL events." We were told (elsewhere) that P/S have made a "full confession". They have not been sanctioned for misconduct at ACBL events. Therefore can we conclude that P/S did not commit "ethical violations" while playing ACBL ...
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