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Alex Kolesnik
Alex Kolesnik
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Member Since
Sept. 15, 2010
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11 hours ago
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ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
Etter and Kolesnik USBC
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Irina and Alex USBC
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WBF U26 Online Championship Round 5: USA vs. Canada
I checked with Joe Stokes, and he sent his letter to every kid in the junior training program. He did not send it to parents (I know my kids, so make sure to get emails like this one). He also did not send it to the mentors. So every kid ...
WBF U26 Online Championship Round 5: USA vs. Canada
It was sent out to a big mailing list of juniors, and posted on the world youth bridge website.
WBF U26 Online Championship Round 5: USA vs. Canada
After the announcement came out, teams were formed among eligible players. There was only one interested team in the U16 division, so the choice was easy. If there were more than one team for U26, I am sure that the USBF selected the team. I suspect only one team was ...
Alex Kolesnik's bidding problem: K852 43 T875 865
I think the comments by Chris and Phil are exactly the point of the hand. What is 4C? Does it show a side suit and get partner's opinion about what to do over 4s? Or does it create a force? I intended it as trying to get partner's ...
Finn Kolesnik's bidding problem: AQx 9x KT AQxxxx
How about my question about IMP strategy in Swisses? You have much more experience playing regional Swisses, so I thought I would get your take. I assume it might depend on the strength of the field; whether it is an open Swiss, a bracketed one, or a flighted one; and ...
Finn Kolesnik's bidding problem: AQx 9x KT AQxxxx
Yes, but it was IMPs. Of course plusses are good at IMPs too! What about the concept of needing to generate lots of imps in matches to win a Swiss?
Do You Count Your Cards?
I could be using the time for something productive, like maybe figuring out how I will bid the hand.
Do You Count Your Cards?
OK, being a math professor, I'll have to argue the math a bit. First, you are obligated to count your cards whether you are dealer or NOT. We play about 26 boards per session, so that is 78 seconds per session, or about 3-4 minutes per day of playing ...
Do You Count Your Cards?
I have my favorite 14/12 story. I was playing with Bob Etter in a third round Spingold match one year against Richard Schwartz and Mike Becker. There were about 10 kibitzers at the table. Schwartz had a 4-1-3-6 hand (yes, I know this is an unusual pattern) and opened ...
Finn Kolesnik's bidding problem: 6 T73 Q7 KQ96542
This hand has 1 too many losers for 3 clubs.
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