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Amy Mitura
Amy Mitura
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 23, 2014
Last Seen
Oct. 9
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

About me and cards: I used to play pokeno with my grandparents before I started kindergarten. Not much later, during a rainy, summer vacation in New Hampshire, I read a book of solitaire games while my mother complained about the hotel, my father complained he couldn't play golf, and my sister just complained. As a teenager, I discovered Rummy 500, then spades, then poker. During undergrad, I serendipitously met a junior bridge player who had traveled to Poland, South Africa, and Cuba who was patient enough to teach me how to bid a bridge hand and even more patient to watch me declare one (it didn't hurt that I consider folding clothes, mine, his, yours, theraputic!). Still, I was over thirty before I learned to read a hand record...

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About me, generally (besides my love of laundry): Vegetarian since age nine. Wanted to be a writer since age nine. Have had gray hair since sixteen. Often unsure as to whether people are asking me if I am too young to 1) have gray hair, 2) play bridge. Live in New York. Love old game shows and pizza, UCONN basketball (more before the demise of the Big East), the Constitution, El Greco more than Velasquez, and Shakespeare (who did write his own plays for...sake). Currently, an attorney, writing as much as possible, playing bridge less than desired amount. Hope to qualify for the second day of the Blue Ribbons always, to qualify for the third day soon, and embarrass myself a little less often while playing the event sometime within the next decade!

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
The day Steve Weinstein followed me on BW? Or making it to the second day of my first Blue Ribbon Pairs (with less than 100 Masterpoints) for free lessons from Zia and Steve (how world class players become world class players by holding AK of dummy opener's first bid suit versus slam and, after a well bid sac, what it means to get oneself dummy-locked in front of no less than ten kibitzers, respectively), thanks guys!
Regular Bridge Partners
Ron Haack
Favorite Tournaments
Fall Nationals
Favorite Conventions
Any artificial club bid? (I almost understand the difference between a system and a convention).
BBO Username
arielsp
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Steve Weinstein's bidding problem: T8xx x K9xx KQxx
3H if splinter, otherwise, I throw my hands up (not literally) and bid 4S. Should I change my vote to abstain? P.S. While many people seem to play mixed raises, none have ever really been able to explain to me what they actually show in any sensible way...
It's About Time
Ed, if you don't see that is an outrageous thing for a director to say when one pair is 6 minutes late to begin a session, then I don't know what to say except neither did the director who had the gall to say that to me. I ...
It's About Time
I am with you Peg. More than once in Atlanta I thought to myself, "it's always like this. why don't they just add time to the rounds?"
It's About Time
I was told the same thing when my opponents arrived 6 minutes late to begin a session. I found it not only unfair, but frankly, offensive!
Ventin and Pacareu Win Wernher
I followed the winners during the last session of the event. I saw them standing A LOT. But no matter how late they started a round, they always finished on time. So, in addition to playing good bridge, they played fast bridge. Congratulations on the victory!
ONSTOTT Wins Roth Swiss
Congrats to Drew and team for an incredible performance in this challenging event. So happy for you!
Jacek Kalita's bidding problem: Ax --- KQJT8xx J9xx
Pass. I want to X for a heart lead, at match points I'd go for it, but here, I just can't muster up the courage.
Steve Weinstein's bidding problem: T8xx x K9xx KQxx
2H. I want to encourage partner to bid game, but hold enough defense against 4H if he doesn't. 3H might be okay, but with 2H partner might have an opportunity to make a game try at a lower level.
Congrats Alex Perlin!
Regardless of what that dummy looks like...
Congrats Alex Perlin!
I know, right? He probably values this article more than winning. P.S. I'm worried about his rising celebrity. Not its effect on his ego, just his schedule (the interview on BBO, write-ups in Atlanta, etc., etc.). Hope he still finds time for you :)
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