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Nikos Stamatiou
Nikos Stamatiou
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 11, 2014
Last Seen
6 hours 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)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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The 5 level belongs to: __________
I cannot understand how could it be possible that we are in a force of any kind. Partner may have an obvious overcall, even for an underbidder like me, and the next guy may still have the world in his hands and may very well be bidding to make.
Nikos Stamatiou's bidding problem: Q86532 KT963 85 ---
He had 17, with all the spots in the minors (AKx,-,AK109x,QJ1098 : I don't remember now the xs).
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: AJ K3 876432 Q74
Yes, if 2 is gf.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: AJ K3 876432 Q74
I don't like 3, but this is no reason not to bid the obvious now.
Where did you learn to play bridge?
At the age of 14 I could play any card game, except bridge. I did know somehow that it existed and I was aware that it is the king of card games, therefore I badly wanted to learn, but had no idea how. At 22, I was at THE bookstore ...
Michael Bodell's bidding problem: AK3 AKQJ98 J83 5
We may have 15+ tricks to take, but unfortunately I do not know a method to get the answers in both questions I would like to ask.
Ian Rowlands's bidding problem: 872 AK82 KQ54 J7
I cannot answer when I don't know what double shows. Some play it maximal, some show s, some play it support
Slam invite - what does it ask for?
For GIB, this bid has a specific meaning: "since you might make 4, play 5". The strange fact that here it actually can be related with something that makes sense, is a coincidence.
Paul Weinstock's bidding problem: AKJxxx T7x x Axx
Indeed I forgot to vote: I just bid 4 now, not very happy with it. The reasons I prefer 2 over 2: I play 2 as the catch all bid; also, if I bid 2 and partner 3/, now I bid 3 ...
Paul Weinstock's bidding problem: AKJxxx T7x x Axx
I always make a firm agreement on what 4 is: both a minimum hand and zero controls on the other two suits. It's simple, easy to remember and it's very relaxing when partner has a goodish hand and stays at 4 for a good reason, instead ...

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