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Andrew Gumperz
Andrew Gumperz
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Sept. 18, 2010
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Nov. 10
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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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agumperz
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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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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.
Peter Gill's lead problem: A72 842 Q965 865
I agree the spade ace could work less well than small spade. I am guessing that, in practice, spade ace succeeds a little more frequently than small spade, not that it is a risk free lead.
Peter Gill's lead problem: A72 842 Q965 865
Richard, when you vote in Marshall's election, you receive a NO TRUMP sticker.
Peter Gill's lead problem: A72 842 Q965 865
i like the spade ace for another reason. I have at times led low from Hxx against 3NT, only to confuse partner who expected a longer suit from me. Leading the ace puts me in charge at T2, rather than partner who has a false impression of my spade length.
Ulf Nilsson's bidding problem: QJ6 T976 A42 AT8
Might partner also want to bid with the same hand minus one of the minor kings? I think he might and that gives 5 an uncomfortably wide range. Perhaps 4NT can be used for a good/bad purpose. 4NT says, "I want to compete to the 5-level but have ...
Dustin Stout's bidding problem: AK93 --- QJ63 T8732
not bidding over 2 is an error. You need to take a call to show you have shape before your LHO jams the auction.
Dustin Stout's bidding problem: AK93 --- QJ63 T8732
re: Opening This Hand IMO, this hand, although marginal, has both the offensive and defensive strength to open. If partner is stacked in hearts, the final contract may not be so great, but if you find a fit in any of three suits, the hand is going to play well ...
Assign the blame missed slam - 1
I am sorry I didn't address the visualization aspect of this evaluation problem more directly. Your general point is valid that the small hand can't be expected to visualize all the possible big hands--the range is too wide. That is why in an early comment I called this ...
Rohit Gupta's bidding problem: 6 AKQT53 KJ KT86
Pass. 5 is game.
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