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

currently playing pro after retiring from trading....author 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
BBO Username
mike00
ACBL Ranking
None
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Showing the Jack of Spades
Count me as an extremely weak player! I find the comment . The strongest difference between the two hands is partner's hand.
Showing the Seven of Spades
(Because I have some inside info) I am very biased regarding this particular endeavor, and hence abstained from voting in Avon's polls. However I do care to clarify what I believe is an important point regarding some criticisms levied against these posts. The real issue is not just whether ...
Showing the Seven of Spades
When your novice partner reaches the finals of the Bermuda Bowl will he still bid this way :) ?
Showing the Two of Spades
:) Don't torture us Avon! Publish!! :)
Which card do you play at trick 1?
phillip: does that mean you generally discourage (play low) with all length holdings, except a doubleton?
Which card do you play at trick 1?
I play the jack, but only because I assume that you also play standard COUNT. With Qxx(xx...) in dummy, and NOT playing parity AK leads, my carding is COUNT not attitude. In the one partnership I have where the AK lead is parity based, I give attitude.
RIP Steve Landen
i am so sorry to hear this.
Another A-10 / K-J guess
a spectacular book at that!
Bid-a-Lot Precision
When I used to play modified Beta with Jesus Arias and others 15 years ago, 1 and 1 were 4 or 5 card suits canape if we had a longer minor and 8-12 points. Our 1 was 13+ and the system played very well and was GCC.
Methods when last train is doubled
Thank you KIT. One question for you is that you lumped in RKC with suits that get doubled. I assume that your description above is a bit different if the artificial asking bid is 4NT... did you imply in your answer D0P1 in that case?
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