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Stefan Basinski
Stefan Basinski
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 22, 2012
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I play bridge for fun. Most of my life is dedicatd to doing other things, I look forward to my golden years when I can play more and contibute to the game.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Tournaments
Orlando Regional (good way to start the year)
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Master Points for Foreign Players
John: I agree wholeheartedly. We all know that your masterpoint holding can be a sign of how much you have played and can mask what your ability is, and good players who don't play a lot in tournaments don't have many masterpoints. My interpretation of ths is that ...
The Best Bridge Writer
Best for improving players: Mike Lawrence Best cerebral: Hugh Kelsey
Gavin Wolpert's bidding problem: AKQJ9 Q43 85 T92
I would force with 3. I agree with the people that say 2 is forcing, but it's possible for pard to have 4 hearts. You really want to play the 4 Moysian contract? If pard has 6 's and 4's, club leads will ...
In the Well: Jeff Meckstroth
Hi Jeff! Congrats on your many wins and accomplishments over a lengthy career in bridge. You and Eric are always my first choice to watch on the BBO VuGraph! You have talked about having such a wonderful bridge partner over many years, how it can be like a marriage, and ...
Effect of the Recent ACBL Rules about opening 1NT with a singleton
The net effect of all these silly rulings is that the ACBL is forcing us to play THEIR system and if our bid does not agree with their rules (system) we get penalized. This application of rules stifles creativity in bidding and evolution of possible future bidding systems. Not only ...
Captain's Diary, Day 8: R16 vs. Spain, Segments 5-6
What I would like to know is why the authorities reduced the original 30 point penalty to 10? I know that as the numbers stand that USA would still have lost, but things psychologically could have been quite different if the original penalty stood. Also 10 imps, only a game ...
Board 15 - Round of 16, First Segment - USA vs Spain (director was called)
After clicking on the link, click on Board 15, Open Room (3NTE -2). Sorry, I don't know how to present the board in a more friendly fashion.
François "Dellache"'s bidding problem: KJ J43 AQ43 8765
If you're playing X as Drury, what does 2S mean? I think the system is wrong, 2S should show the limit raise, it is far more preemptive than double, it describes your hand in one bid, preempts opponents as much as possible and you have no more to say ...
Daisuke Sugimoto's bidding problem: KQ984 J2 AJ97 A2
If you want to try for game, bidding 3D (Help Suit Game Try, aka HSGT) seems to do the trick. Playing "natural-ish" 3D also works, you are trying for game with spades and diamonds. Personally, I like 2NT as the game try where pard bids the suit he would accept ...
Jack Gillispie's bidding problem: Q742 KQT53 63 86
According to your agreements, I bid 2D because I would rather play in hearts opposite a 5-2 fit rather than spades in a 4-3 fit. This hand plays far better in hearts even if you have a 4-3 spade fit. Looking for a 4-4 fit is dreamland, trying for 2S ...

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