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Steven Gaynor
Steven Gaynor
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
10 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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Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: AK --- AQ AQJ876543
W is a solid flight A player. Ha-ha.
How do you rule?
I also would rule 3N-1.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: A QTxx AKQxxx Ax
5D. X is a bit unilateral especially after your BIT. 4N, suggesting 2 suiter means pard will preference hearts with Kxx, xx in the reds. Yes, 5D can be -800, but has the upside of actually making, being a good sac, or pushing them to 5S where the penalty X ...
Is playing the same boards in a pairs event important?
WEB's should be used at all tournament pair games unless there is the perfect # of tables (e.g., multiples of 13).
Claim Ruling
N/S -670 - bad defense gets its just reward E/W -200 - bad claim gets its just reward
Did REACH Discriminate Against ACBL Members?
Where does the $25 fee go? As one who enjoys traveling to out of town regionals I would be saddened to see table counts decrease because gold point opportunities have increased at local clubs. So, like Don (and Mrs. Shinn), I view this with reticence. Oh yes, I am reticent.
Comparable Call?
Playing standard there is no comparable call. Let's get real folks. You can accept 1C if you feel it is to your advantage, but otherwise there is UI for your opponents (not for you). Inventing some farfetched bidding system to include a 2 level overcall with this hand is ...
ATB - Another Missed Game
Let's hear from Bruno Mars: Pre-empts funk you up, Pre-empts funk you up.
ATB - No Double, No Game
With AKQxxx, a 'weak' 2 may work well because you can show that exact hand when partner bids 2N asking. In this case with 2D out of the question, I agree that opening 3D in front of partner is a distortion.
ATB Missed Game
I agree that there is no reason for West not to bid 1S. You can now get to 1N when right. That said, East needs to rebid 2N anyway. John Adams gets it right. Experience has taught those of us who have played Flannery for a while why you respond ...

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