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Andrew Gumperz
Andrew Gumperz
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Member Since
Sept. 18, 2010
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13 hours ago
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about me

Andrew Gumperz is a part-time bridge professional based in the SF bay area. He has numerous regional victories, but his proudest bridge accomplishment was upsetting the CAYNE team at the 2009 Spingold in Washington DC. In his spare time, Andrew enjoys musical theater, especially when his daughter is performing.

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United States of America

Bridge Information

BBO Username
agumperz
ACBL Ranking
None
Gumperz and Brenner
2 over 1
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Gumperz CC
2/1
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Gumperz and Wagner
2/1
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Gumperz-Reitman CC
2/1
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Craig Biddle's bidding problem: J9754 Q82 KJ7 A2
Your cards fit well so you cooperate.
When does a "Takeout Double" of 1!C become Ineffective?
When 1 (or 1) is bid holding any balanced pattern, in effect the call functions as a NT opening since most of the time it simply shows a pattern suitable for NT. Would you treat a double of a 1NT opening as "takeout of clubs"? Of course not ...
Kevin Fay's bidding problem: AQT75 A942 --- AKJ3
What if partner raises you to 4? or takes preference to 3? or rebids 3NT? In all cases you may be missing a 4-4 heart fit.
When does a "Takeout Double" of 1!C become Ineffective?
If the opponents treat 1 as a natural opening, even if the minimum is 2, then double should be takeout. However, if the opponents open 1 on any balanced pattern in a particular point range, e.g., 11-13 balanced or 17-19 balanced, I play double promises about 15 ...
Francisco Montes de Oca's bidding problem: KTxx KJx x AK9xx
Yes 4 created a force and no 4 did not cancel it.
Sebastian Kristensen's bidding problem: QT3 AJT9843 KQT ---
This hand is very likely to play as well or better in hearts.
Peter Gill's bidding problem: AJ974 AK86 --- K862
5 loser hands are meant to play in game when partner raises. Will it always make? Of course not. But it doesn't pay to be afraid of your own shadow at this game. As for my second sentence, the only truly stupid action one could take holding this hand ...
Peter Gill's bidding problem: AJ974 AK86 --- K862
The opener's hand should drive to game. I like the 3 call as an offer of an alternative strain, since 4 easily could be a better game than 4. At this point, it's 4 for me.
Peter Gill's lead problem: A72 842 Q965 865
I think the form of scoring dictates the passive versus active decision. At IMPs, an active lead gives you a better (but still small) chance to beat the contract. At matchpoints, the passive lead gives you a better chance to minimize over tricks.
Peter Gill's lead problem: A72 842 Q965 865
Nice analysis.
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