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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Member Since
July 23, 2010
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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.

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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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Something unusual ...
Presumably based on:[quote]7. DEFENSE TO: ... b) natural no trump opening bids and overcalls, except that direct calls, other than the following, must have at least one known suit. - Double - Two Clubs - Two Diamonds showing a one suited hand in hearts or spades[/quote]Off-topic, it never occurred to ...
Western Cue if opps bid two suits?
Does that really work in non-1NT auctions?
More VuGraph Coming
I couldn't find a link to the round-robin results, a little sleuthing produced: http://usbf.org/docs/vugraphs/SUSBC2017/RRsheet.php EditAdd: now I see it, I had been looking under USBF Tournaments, 2107 Senior USBC, apparently should have been looking higher at Event Results, 2017 Senior USBC.
Half‑Baked?
Earlier today I held a one-suited hand. Since this apparently shows a specific suit, please tell me which suit I held. Clue: you're wrong. BTW, I wouldn't classify 1 and 1 as one-suited -- each might be, but doesn't have to be, a second (or even ...
Sci-fi defence? :)
The solution (J) seems to be a play to kill declarer's entry, but if declarer is 3=5=4=1 as the bidding and trick 1 suggest...that would suggest killing the entry to the trick instead.
Is this offensive?
Seems to me anyone interested in the scores would [i]look[/i] at them, wouldn't need partner to tell him (said by someone who likewise never looks at them).
Sci-fi defence? :)
"The ten. 2nd and 4th means low from two, middle from three, fourth from four or more." So based on that, partner's 8 means declarer must have 3?
Is this offensive?
"But what if one was offended and the other wasn't?" Based on another article, I [i]could[/i] go with half-offensive [size=23][color=red]☻
Half‑Baked?
One-suiter vs one-suiter. To me the latter specifies a suit (s), the former doesn't.
Bidding plan?
Natural and partner is not allowed to raise "natural"? Based on other comments, many would prefer the opponents to bid their doubled game.
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