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Steven Gaynor
Steven Gaynor
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
July 8
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

ACBL member since 1971; Certified club director (but I'd rather play); I love music of all sorts - I've made a top 50 list every year since 1961, as well as a top 510 of all-time.   Retired insurance agent at the end of 2019.  Married to the sweet & Lovely Jean Marie Boettcher, my #1 bridge and life partner.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Meeting my Sweet and Lovely Bridge Playing Wife, Jean, at the Aquatennial bridge tournament on July 14, 2002
Bridge Accomplishments
Finished in overalls of all three ribbon events
Regular Bridge Partners
Jean Boettcher; Brian Crossley; Terry Beckman; Mike Cassel; Mike Flader; Keith Connolly; Barry Purrington
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Twin City Bridge Center; MGSC
Favorite Tournaments
Las Vegas Regional; Omaha Regional; Mn State
Favorite Conventions
Mini-Roman; Intermediate Jump Overcalls
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Malcolm Pryor's bidding problem: QTxxxxx Ax Ax Ax
Axxxx, x, KQxx, xxx - where are your losers?
Advancing Partner's 1N Overcall
We play 'systems on', and we use what I thought was a relatively common treatment where 3 is at least 5-5 in the majors and game forcing. So would you rather play in the 5-3 or the 6-2 fit?
The Kibs Are Not Alright
If you put a $100 bill on a table and leave the room, how long before someone picks it up?
What is “Cheapest Minor” after 2!c-2!d-3!d?
A 2 opener with a minor should be about a trick better than if you had a major. Therefore I think the weak hand should be a raise to 4. This sequence is why I prefer methods other than 2 waiting (either controls or 2 as ...
2019 Memphis NABC Appeals Casebook with Commentary now available on the ACBL website
Well, we were Playing In Memphis, At the game about 10 blocks north of Beale. But when I started singing, My opponents said, 'just shut up and deal'.
To BBO: Please eliminate UI from insta-actions
Auto play is fine at trick 13 as long as the played cards remain on the table for a few seconds. Not everybody counts every card.
To BBO: Please eliminate UI from insta-actions
Delayed play is fine for top level events, but for regular club games that are brutally timed, it would mean lengthening the allotted time for rounds by about 2 mins per board as estimated. For one, I am willing to risk the implications from the 'bullet' play in those events ...
Keith Connolly's bidding problem: AQ8 AKJ943 J73 7
In 4th chair I like 2♥️ (or 2♠️) to show 10-13, which means the rebid of 2♥️ here shows a non-minimum opener (14-16). In any other chair I would probably choose 3♥️
David Collier's bidding problem: KQJ98532 J92 5 3
4. Following the rule of 2-3-4 (7 tricks in your hand, one for partner). It works more than 50% of the time so in the long run it is a winner.
Itzik Ezra's bidding problem: Q52 AKJ3 QT A742
Passers deserve a dummy like KJTxx, Qxx,xx,KQx.

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