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Mike Lipkin
Mike Lipkin
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Member Since
Feb. 11, 2013
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

currently playing pro after retiring from of several bridge world articles and one book: "Invitation to Annihilation". no national championships but 100+ regional firsts or seconds.  Photo is from a trip to the fabulous Iceland (BTW: "Icemachine" runs a great club in Reykjavik). Resist the Orange Abomination.

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
mike radin; david gurvich; alex perlin
Favorite Tournaments
saratoga; montreal
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Bermuda Bowl RR20: USA2 vs SWEDEN
thanks. two really interesting boards from this match were Board 22, where a ruffing squeeze allowed ten tricks to be made at one table and was missed at the other leading to a game swing, and a 6 contract that was missed when Pepsi did not show 2 KC ...
Roth Swiss Day Two: PEPSI Still Leading
I have no axe to grind. But I am curious what the general view of the community is about allowing day two drop-ins. Any comments?
The Worst Convention Ever
David Gurvich and I play "Cincinnati carding" in which 3-card holdings are disambiguated as follows: xxx, lead high; 9xx, txx, jxx, lead mud; Hxx lead third. This is possible in conjunction with low from 2 little. We have had pretty clear defensive understanding. The leads are due to Jerry Fink ...
some thoughts on a suit combination
Agree. Often I will do that, but your point is very good.
some thoughts on a suit combination
I was playing with a student against an expert. Knowing (with high likelihood) that he would be unlikely to duck, I did go up K. Unfortunately my opponent was an expert and he dropped partner's Q on the next round!
some thoughts on a suit combination
well, this comment is only conditionally true. it may not be possible for East to give unambiguous count. let's compromise and say the odds are slightly less than 3:1.
Fantoni/Nunes Update
I think it just as well that they play overtly on BBO as they could obviously play anonymously. At least you will know who is willing to play with them....
Why aren't you playing in the USBF Trials?
It seemed that an ideal situation arose when the Mixed Trials for Poland were essentially a continuation in venue and time of the DC nationals. I suspect that having the trials subsequent to the Spring Nationals, in the same town, might be a way to attract more teams.
Coughing Doctors saved by Cologne
Furthermore, the court implied that monetary damages could be gotten by the plaintiffs. I believe this goes straight to the issue I raised in a previous post. Of course this is a horrible ruling, but if the bridge federation doesn't change procedures for accepting entries they may continue to ...
True North American Championships Coming
This post was flagged the instant I hit send...hence flagged by a bot. Can Eugene or another admin explain why it was flagged so I might understand the reasons? Thanks.

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