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Gary Ansok
Gary Ansok
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Member Since
March 9, 2012
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Bridge Player
United States of America

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Bronze Life Master
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Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: Ax AKJxx --- AKJxxx
Are we South in this sequence? The diagram shows East as having the "?" as the player to call, but your comments about opening read like it's the South hand being asked about (East didn't have a chance to bid earlier).
The arrow switch doesn't work
There is one possible issue that I have noticed with a one-round arrow switch. Suppose that there is one expert pair in the game that is much better than everyone else. Pairs that start the same direction as this expert pair will play a large percentage of the hands the ...
You Hold Update
Yes, I also get an error when I attempt to "Log in with Facebook".
Things Bridge Winners could change?
Michal, you can go to the main menu, Explore, Bridge Problems, and get to either Lead or Bidding problems.
Itzik Ezra's bidding problem: Q QJ92 J QJT9842
6 would probably be my call without any UI, but I did seriously consider Pass (making it an LA) and 6 is suggested over that by the UI. So if I bid, I would expect the director to roll back the contract to 6 (unless 6 ...
A pet peeve in club games
I find that about half the time I put out the third pass card, the next player (who made the last bid) puts out a fourth one. Not a problem (unless it is something other than a pass), but I keep imagining the series of passes going around and around ...
3-way KO match
Alex, those are the tie breakers for head-to-head matches, not 3-way matches.
An Absurd ACBL Procedure
I played in at least one tournament where they asked N/S to move the boards, which sounded like an excellent idea to me. However, it didn't catch on. Most likely, there were too many boards delivered to the wrong tables. E/W have the obvious hint of "find ...
Gary Ansok's bidding problem: A 2 KJ8532 KQ954
At the table, I did pass (thinking the opponents must be ready to outbid me in a major), and we ended up with a 29% board. Partner had K9863 / A98 / A9 / T72, and we can make 5 of either minor. Many pairs were in 4 of a minor, perhaps after ...
What do you say? (Part 2)
I'm not consistent on either part, but I answered with what I use most often. For this one, personally I think I would tend to say "Queen" in this exact case, but "Club" (or similar) if it was a low card in dummy.

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