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Nikolay Demirev
Nikolay Demirev
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 13, 2010
Last Seen
June 16
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

5 North American Open titles. Multiple top 10 finishes. Best Defence nomination.

Favorite System: Short Club with Transfer Responses (2/1 based with self-developed tweaks and treatments)

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
bringing home a delicate 6H against Garozzo at the 2001 NABC - Toronto, IMP pairs
Bridge Accomplishments
5 NABC wins; 15+ top 10 finishes; Best Defence nomination
Regular Bridge Partners
Bart Bramley, Ralph Katz, David Yang, Eldad Ginossar, Rose Meltzer
Favorite Tournaments
Toronto 2001, Washington DC 2002/2009, New York 2004, Hawaii 2006, Boston 2008
Favorite Conventions
The ones I design
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Richard Pavlicek Suould Be In The ACBL Hall Of Fame
Regardless of Richard's personal decision to say no to the fanfare, he gets my wholehearted vote as well! Besides the 7 VSRs, as Josh Donn points out the good Richard's website has done over the years for the today's bridge generation. For once, I certainly had a ...
Open Letter to the ACBL on Covid-19
@ Josh: Thank you for making the time and effort to put it into perspective. I find it very informative and concise at same time so that everyone can understand the problem. The main problem to be concerned with is the R0 factor and the exponential spread of the disease. @Larry ...
DEMIREV wins North American Swiss
Brian, let me know when you find this optometrist and I’ll order a pair as well! :) Mike Lawrence refused the HOF on his principles. I tried to convince him to change his view but I doubt many people have convinced him into doing anything against his beliefs during the ...
Overtake or Not
A lot of good points Kit, however I think first pitch has to be a diamond and preferably count. It’s just a natural pitch, no need of any agreements. Both defenders know there are 4 tricks and have to decide whether to break diamonds or not before the promotion ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 3NT Rebid
15-17 unsuitable for 1NT is rare and it's probably best to go through the catch all rebid and then show extras. Simply 18-19 is just to vague. I use it to show a soft 18-19 hand, in other words unsuitable for slam and unwilling to continue with 4NT. Thus ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
Steve, I use 3 of a new suit, including clubs as 55 and an ok hand and suit. The minimal expectation would be something like AKxxx xx x AQxxx for 1S-2C-3C. Otherwise I would rebid 2D and take it slow from there. You can also assign meaning to 4C: a ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
Building on a comfortable 2/1 approach requires a partnership. My preferred 2/1 method, which combines simplicity with accuracy, is 2C over 1x opening to show balanced hand or clubs while all other 2/1 suits are 5+ and more suit oriented hands. After 1M-2C// 2D is a catch-all ...
If you play professionally
Jim, I find your question interesting. A lot of pros play so much that there is little time and desire to do it in a non-professional setting. Some of them have lives outside bridge too :) Since we all started with love for the game, players feel that they want to ...
Flipping for Winning
Gavin, I see the difference in the two incidents but arguably the player is solely responsible what he or she carries on them. In other words, if you have someone else's phone in your pocket you are the responsible party if it goes off. The regulation does not apply ...
Flipping for Winning
@ Sathya and Brian: To be clear, I never meant to imply unfairness by the directors based on any ethnic profiling or player's skill or accusing them of such. "With prejudice" was meant that they had made up their mind to blindly enforce penalties at one point and didn't ...

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