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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
28 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

After close to 50 years in NYC, now in the Charlotte, NC area. Have played professionally occasionally the last few years, would be happy to do so more frequently. Would love the chance to travel, 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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Is the auction over?
"Players frequently end the auction that way--without displaying the final pass." Would it make any difference if the player in question [i]never[/i] ended the auction that way, [i]always[/i] produced a green card for the final pass? I happen to know of one such player...
Fantoni live on BBO
I looked in BBO Help, found that for tournaments "if you have been approved to create tournaments, you will see the Director tab." Found nothing about VuGraph. My take is that anyone can start a table or start a team match. Not anyone can create a tournament likewise not anyone ...
Fantoni live on BBO
Link please. Are tournaments the same (ie anyone can set one up)?
Fantoni live on BBO
"BBO provides a platform. The choice of what Vugraph to show is left to other folks." So [i]anybody[/i] who wants to present VuGraph can do so without [i]any[/i] BBO involvement? Pretty sure there needs to be permission/authorization from BBO.
X In Competitive Auction
If that were the West hand, West had no chance to open 1...
Soloway Fantasy Brackets
What he said...
Soloway Fantasy Brackets
Likewise, no email.
Soloway Fantasy Brackets
I'm likewise shut out, apparently because of that 1 posted result (is it real?). I think it is up to 23 completed entries.
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: T82 AQ3 5 KQ9843
The polling makes it pretty straightforward. One table bid 2 GF (not sure if 3 Inv was available), ended in 3NT down 1. The other table responded 1NT (!), a choice no one else made (as of now), no doubt feeling vindicated by the result of +110 in 2 ...
What's this X? (I believe I know the answer, but conflicting claims have been made).
FWIW, I would not be.

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