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Nikos Stamatiou
Nikos Stamatiou
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 11, 2014
Last Seen
9 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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Double is?
A usual discussion with partner: ___ Take it out ___ No, you take it out
Do you spend too much time playing bridge?
Time spent on playing bridge cannot be "too much".
Tomaz Adamic's bidding problem: KJT832 T7 AQ86 9
If this pass is forcing, I am Mother Teresa.
Foursomes - Another modest proposal for the GNT's
For my part, I don't like to vote for an event I am never going to play. I think it's a bit impolite.
Mike Summers-Smith's bidding problem: 42 AQJ85 AK7 AQ5
I can't see partner psyching 2nd to speak, vulnerable against not. Though I am not expecting the overcaller to sit, -7 doubled at this scoring is only -1400. However, if partner is min, we probably make just 12, so it's likely only 1100. I also can't see ...
Filippos Karamanlis's bidding problem: A KQ2 65432 KJT9
Qxxxxxx,-,AKxx,xx ?
Jim Olson's bidding problem: Q2 KQ3 QJT4 QJT5
I am still looking for a declaring prospect in my hand and cannot find one. Why should we always want to bid when our hand is crying for defending?
What is your plan?
I play texas and don't play it depending on who is on lead: so our bid always puts the opener on lead (in this case 4 to play).
Has the time come for some new Bridge Hardware?
I like cards. I like all kinds of card games. I've been playing since I was 4. I like to feel them in my hands, I even like the smell of an old deck. I can play online (that is, electronic kind) and I do, but it just isn ...
Nathan Finkle's bidding problem: AKJ54 KJ9 5 K764
I need a 5card fit to have good chances. Even with the Q we are not cold for grand. I cannot ask for that. I would like to ask 6 like many, but where do they see the 13 tricks?

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