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Steven Gaynor
Steven Gaynor
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
18 hours ago
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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Press release from WBF. Bridge and ?TV?
Why aren't we working with other 'mind' sports like Chess, Go, etc. to better form a Mind Sport Olympic competition? With the number of participants from all over the world in these and other 'mind sport' games the Olympics could formally accept these events under the Olympic umbrella, paving ...
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
I agree that the awards have to be a bit more enticing. It should pay to about 100 places if 500 enter. That is still less than the normal 1/3 of the field that earns some award in a live pair event. It does not have to be much ...
Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondents)
The casino cannot afford decent decks of cards with symmetrical backs?
Yet another, "What is the best treatment for DBL in this sequence?"
Why not maximal: The most common max double situation is where both partners have shown their suit (e.g. 1H-X[or 1S]-2H-2S-3H-X). Of course, partnership agreement can change this, but in this case, both sides have not shown spades, so the double is NOT maximal. Why not responsive: I ...
The problem is bigger than the Stop Card
I am a strong believer in not calling a director until an infraction has occurred. An attempt to 'teach' ethics to the opponents usually does not end well.
Robert Schachter's bidding problem: 8 AQT32 KT7 J986
By bidding what? The only bid that is not an over or under bid is 3C. Starting with 1N (6-10), gives you the option to accept an invitation or make one yourself later.
It IS bridge and just like pairs or teams, it features different strategies. There are those who will embrace it and those that will not, but overall it has to be a good thing to at least try. We should not expect it to be perfect the first time, so ...
Robert Schachter's bidding problem: 8 AQT32 KT7 J986
Sure would have been an easier auction if you started with a 1N response. Going for the throat does not work often enough and usually results in a warped bidding sequence and a bad score. Case in point.
Is there a standard treatment?
I agree that the 2H bid is OK IF you have a method in place to find out if it is a 3 or 4 card raise (e.g. 'spiral'). Otherwise the 2C rebid stands out. There are ways to show 3 card support later if partner needs to know.
Take out double?
I pass all. I like the agreement that a takeout double should show at least 4 cards in one of the unbid majors, unless you just have too much wood to pass (usually a strong NT or more). This hand it just under that 'too good' line. It is the ...

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