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Steven Gaynor
Steven Gaynor
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
June 19
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.  Licensed and active insurance agent since 1986.

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; Evan Sachs; Terry Beckman; Mike Cassel; Wayne Gergen; 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
Emerald Life Master
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What works? What works!!
The two major Twin City bridge centers have successful marketing programs focusing on empty nesters and retirees looking for something intellectual, social and not pricey to do with their time. They actively recruit for classes and 'chat' bridge (similar to supervised play). The chat session at the Mpls. club on ...
No nearly enough
I find it interesting that people argue that master points (MP) are horrible and do not reflect the skill level of many players. Then I hear that winners in a game where the average MP holding is high should receive more MP's than in games with lower averages. Whiskey ...
Bad Habits of Intermediates
Perhaps a good question to ask the serious intermediates is what they perceive their goals in bridge to be. This question may be best asked after an explanation of the whole world bridge organization and how far you can take your game.
Bad Habits of Intermediates
I do not agree with everything on this list, in particular #14. Most of the other points are good. Not everyone plays bridge with the intent on competing in the Blue Ribbon Pairs. While just about all who play sanctioned games are trying their level best, many are not willing ...
Stéphane Turcotte's bidding problem: KQJT8x xx Kxx AJ
Pass. On a good day partner holds: x, AKxxx, xx, Kxxxx. If we can make +650 in 4S, we will probably be +800 in 3DX.
John Vega's bidding problem: AT8 62 KQT2 T875
4. When in doubt at pairs, do what you think the field will do. Win the game on other boards.
Rich Newell's bidding problem: QT864 7432 J852 ---
2, then 2 over the expected 2 response. Once in a while pard does have a 4 card major.
Would you roll this back?
Table result stands, W found not guilty based on justifiable homicide. They found 6C against us due to only one person in their partnership playing Gerber. 2N - 3 (puppet) 3N - 4 (3N not alerted) 4 - 4N (Not sure what 4 meant to S. Did not ask ...
Bad Habits of Intermediates
This bidding sequence (with opponents silent): 1, 1N, 2, 2, 2N, 3N. The HCP are 14 opposite 12. Also, Gerber 4C, followed by Blackwood 4N just to make sure; Leading unsupported Aces; Under leading aces versus suit contracts.
Legal or illegal?
Based on the experience level of N/S, they need education or incarceration.

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