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Steven Gaynor
Steven Gaynor
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
Sept. 22
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.

Country
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
mrturk
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Small Sectional Swiss Team Event
It is an ACBL-wide problem that Units AND districts schedule sectionals and regionals without looking to see what else may be going on nearby (and 'nearby' is a fluid distance depending on where you live). This is forcing 'either-or' choices on players who may choose both if they were at ...
Percentage of Blame
Normally checkback (or Wolff) would imply a 5 card suit for starters. The direct bid shows a 6 bagger with soft values. Using checkback, getting a negative response, and then bidding 3 of the major shows 6+ and game forcing. Obviously these methods are not in play here, contributing to ...
Weak raise of Doubled Major Alertable?
If the meaning of a simple raise changes due to the double it is alertable, If not, it is not alertable.
Isn't this ridiculous?
Great!! I'll bet most plan to return and pay entry fees.
The Fallacy of Restricted Choice
In the problem above the hook is a huge favorite because the opening lead versus the grand slam was not a trump.
ACBL Scheduling: Adjusting Spring NABC Schedule to avoid excluding certain genders/ages
The whole annual NABC and NABC+ event schedule needs reworking. Place the 'majors' (Vandy, Spingold, Reisinger, and possibly the new Soloway teams, and Platinum, Life Master and Blue Ribbon pairs) and schedule the rest around that. I have done some work on this and would be willing to assist an ...
ATB - another slam missed
Right. I am surprised by the vote against North's actions rather than South's.
Jim Olson's bidding problem: AJ92 T73 K2 A964
Partner should be at least 5-4 in the minors. It pays not to try the tricky trap pass stuff unless you have a tolerance for zeroes and heated post-mortem discussions on how "you should have known...." Apply Occam's Razor whenever possible.
Ronald Kalf's bidding problem: Qx AQTxx Kxx Jxx
I also would have probably bid 2H to start, but in this sequence you may get a heart lead (looks favorable) against your 3N contract. Unless we have agreed that it is OK to open junk, I cannot fathom not bidding game as I am vulnerable and it is IMP ...
Meal Times at Bridge Tournaments
Yes, we do and we play 24 boards/session in all events. That helps with the extra time needed to eat. There was also a special buffet style lunch available at the playing site. On the survey we had as many comments about too much time as we did about ...
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