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Nikos Stamatiou
Nikos Stamatiou
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 11, 2014
Last Seen
39 seconds ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

born 21-9-1962... Physiotherapist... well, and bridge teacher and director

obsessed with ethics, the today's fashion of unethical play has caused me many times to stop playing

my most beloved pair in the world: Meckwell


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
July 1986, juniors european chp: making 5D doubled when I had 6 tricks on good def (youngs tend to overbid grossly) the board was on the bulletin as a horror storry
Regular Bridge Partners
I play very rarelly, cause working with bridge
Favorite Conventions
cbs,drury,wolf,walsh,over 2NT:3S xfer to 3NT and 3NT xfer to 4C,4xfers... and many more (I HATE bergen)
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Kursat Ozsahin's bidding problem: A987 T654 QJ65 K
I had to abstain: Not only have I never in my life picked 8 together with 4 but to even have 7-10 useful points... How many lives do I have to live? I only hope our agreements transfer freely to our incarnations.
Too good to sign off?
Even when you overcall on several poor hands, the upper limit should still be high ("normal" is 17, but in cases it might be even a little higher). This hand is still in the minimum range therefore, at least for me, but what's more important is that it doesn ...
Pierre Schmidt's bidding problem: QJ K54 QT632 KT4
With the previous hand the idea of bidding would not cross my mind. With this one, I still pass, but certainly accept that 1 might work better, and I would overcall if partner was not a passed hand.
Anant Rathi's bidding problem: --- 964 A54 AQT9876
I doubled at the previous problem, only to find out I was the only one. My reasoning is as follows: I am always going to play partner to be reasonable, and I wish my ops to be as well, but I am not banking on it. What happens here therefore ...
Richard Traxler's lead problem: 864 7 AKQ93 T763
Who in his right mind would lead the Q as second card without the K looking at this dummy? Not to mention leading the A at first trick.
Julien Christen's bidding problem: QT92 KQ4 J6 AQ83
Am I blind? Can't see any extras (or is it this great J?: an extra card indeed).
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: 98 93 JT95 T9752
Double is take out is a weird thing in my view at this level. What would you want your partner to do with say AKxx,Axx,AKx,AQx ? It's a surprise to me that this is a bidding problem and not a lead problem. J...
I believe it doesn't matter too much what I think it is, but it does matter what I have agreed with my partner it is. I like to and do play it as penalty, which in our days has proved to be a good source of income, but I ...
ATB for missing this slam
I would go down, since I would finesse in , so I'm happy we managed to stay out.
Tomislav šAšEk's bidding problem: AKT8 53 T64 J742
I play xx here as a high honor in partner's suit: am I yet again too old fashioned?

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