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Daniel Korbel
Daniel Korbel
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 14, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

I'm a bridge pro living in sunny Las Vegas with my wife, Sylvia Shi. My hobbies include reading, tennis, Netflix, pool, exercising, cooking, piano, and some computer games. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
4 Canadian championships, WBF silver medal, National BAM, National Jacoby Swiss Teams, 2nd in Vanderbilt, 4 other 2nds
Regular Bridge Partners
Huub Bertens, Richie Coren, Sylvia Shi
Favorite Tournaments
Puerto Vallerta regional
Favorite Conventions
14-16 nt
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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The Big Picture
Dave I find it gives better clarity than 4th best; when partner has 3 or 5 you have a very good chance of knowing the layout immediately. 4 can be murky but it's much better for figuring out count than 4th best (where all holdings are murky). David Weiss ...
Do you have tools?
4D/4H transfers 4C asking, then: 4D bal min (now 4M NF), 4H min with tricks, 4S max tricks, 4NT extras bal (now system on), 5C very strong bal
A really quickie - What do you play at trick three?
I prefer partners to lead back accurate count cards midgame in almost any spot (unless attitude seems most important). Here, I would never have a reason to continue spades from a vulnerable holding so I would expect a count spade.
Kerri and Steve Sanborn Win Mixed Pairs
Congrats guys!
Sheraton Hotel Rooms in Memphis?
To clarify, this is for someone who has physical challenges and it is worth it to them to be as close to the site as possible. If anyone is willing to switch to another hotel nearby that isn't sold out to help, it would be a win-win situation.
Seamon Junior USBC Winners
Congrats, guys.
Redouble of a Delayed Balancing Takeout Double
Well, I think we need to differentiate between the people who believe it shows 4 trumps and wants to penalize the opponents (basically, 4 trumps and a maximum), and those who believe it can be 3 or 4 trumps with the same meaning, and those who believe it is typically ...
Redouble of a Delayed Balancing Takeout Double
To me, this discussion is extremely surprising. I think you need to have 4 hearts to avoid the disaster of playing 2Hxx on a 4-3 fit with the suit breaking badly. We all respond on thin air sometimes, so in my opinion, if you are raising on 3 you simply ...
Gazilli feedback from those who have played it
I played it with David Grainger also and we eventually scrapped it for causing more trouble than it was worth. The ability to show a constructive preference is appealing, though.
Gazilli feedback from those who have played it
I didn't like it. Maybe inexperience, but it felt like it hurt more than it helped. I tried it in two partnerships.

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