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Peg Kaplan
Peg Kaplan
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 17, 2010
Last Seen
5 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Peg Kaplan is the proverbial "jack of all trades; master of none". When not competing at the bridge table, this Grand Life Master promotes the game she loves, with writing, photography, managing bridge websites and coaching.  In "real life," Peg sells real estate in Minnesota, and misses her pet birdies.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making 6NT off 2 aces - and having to play all suits - against the Vanderbilt winners :)
Bridge Accomplishments
Escaping hospitalization from any partners.
Regular Bridge Partners
Bill Kent, Kerry Holloway, Paul Meerschaert, Kurt Schaeffer
Favorite Tournaments
Nebraska Regional
Favorite Conventions
Invitational jump responses, CRASH
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Anyone else not thrilled with the "new" BBO
I, too, much preferred the much older version, Ben. Knowing absolutely ZIP about what is involved with all of it, though, I wish it could come back for all who like it - though I have no idea how to accomplish that.
David - I would think that 5NT is "pick a slam" (spades or NT). I'm a "doesn't exist" voter. Showing a spade suit but then bidding 6NT for me does not compute. If you think 7 might be floating around, might you not wish to inquire somehow about what ...
Ethical, questionable or cheating?
Richard, I voted for #5 also - but agree that "at your own risk" should be included. Some players are inexperienced or take longer to think than others. Thus "reading" their mannerisms or time to bid may not always be accurate. Also - if one "misreads" one should not always assume that ...
Zimmerman Reinstated as Winners of Rosenblum Cup 2018
Espen - thank you for the clarification about your "cheating" remark. Appreciate your sharing that with us.
Zimmerman Reinstated as Winners of Rosenblum Cup 2018
Not only do I not see it as a fact, Ed - I'm not aware of anyone else who has claimed he was cheating. Outrageous comment by Grebof, IMHO.
2!c With an Unbalanced Hand
Paul, some of us (me? :D) only make positive responses to 2 openers with a reasonably good hand ourselves. So yes; in that case, we are looking for slam. Yet I have seen many hands where I would respond 2 waiting (the "default" response for most hands systemically ...
2!c With an Unbalanced Hand
Paul, I never said that the hand you state above (AKQJ and out) is a 2 opener. All I am saying is that I do think there are hands that are powerful and worth a 2 opening. Yet they may have at most one trick on defense against ...
2!c With an Unbalanced Hand
Richard, I truly do not understand this point about "must have defense." Give me: AKQJxxxx, x, none, AKxx. Depending on the layouts, surely possible that the opponents could make a slam. Yet - I couldn't open this 2 because I don't have enough defense?
2!c With an Unbalanced Hand
Michael, I'm not sure why you think #1 is a requirement. You're not as old as I am. Stick around and you'll see some hands with not too many points that take a ton of tricks.
2!c With an Unbalanced Hand
Hey Michael - if you don't like my standard, then you are under no obligation to use it! As for your example hand.... #1, I think it likely fails the test that I would open 1 and the auction would go all pass. Do you disagree? So I personally ...

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