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Filippos Karamanlis
Filippos Karamanlis
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 10, 2010
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I love natural bidding and penalty doubles :).

I have run the "Greek Islands" Bridge Festival for the last 5 years and recently published the exclusive bridge magazine "Finesse".



Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Manolis Protonotarios
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
European Championship
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Do you consider this pass forcing?
yes unless white vs red
What do you return?
I like Patrick Laborde's response. As the count of the suit is evident from the bidding, coming back the 5 of spades, in general principles will help partner to find the correct switch (in our case club from Qxx)
ACBL Attendance Dropoff - 2016-2018
I don't know about regionals and sectionals but I can tell you the feedback I receive for the nationals: People from Europe and Middle-East are less inclined to play in a national because they find the atmosphere more hostile(opponent's behavior, director calls and rulings etc) than the ...
How do you play the second double?
Ax Kx KJ10x AQJxx Axx Kx KJx AKTxx
Extra Values but no Stopper
rdbl to show strength, then pass maybe partner can penalise and anyway it is forcing. if partner does not double bidding continues in natural terms.
Konstantinos Doxiadis's lead problem: 63 9842 JT9876 5
double of 2 spades just shows the entry for the next ruff...
Konstantinos Doxiadis's lead problem: 63 9842 JT9876 5
I don't understand how you cannot lead your singleton with so few values!
Takeout or Penalty
AKx AQ K10xx 109xx
Hitchhiker revisited
Makes life very easy for the defenders..
Filippos Karamanlis's bidding problem: Q3 T T6543 AQ862
North had AKQxx of diamonds (updated)

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