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Gregory Nowak
Gregory Nowak
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Member Since
May 13, 2014
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Beyond over the hill but not hope.

Cherish BW discussions.

I like thoughtful comments and apolitical analysis.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Walking into the local club at the tender age of 31 (1980) armed with 16-18 and Blackwood that I had gotten out of a book. In a few months I got to play with a decent standby and we won. The next week we won again. And then ..."What is this club bid you call Stayman and I'm worried about my clubs?". And we didn't win.
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning 2 events at an old sectional when they only had 4. I had 200 masterpoints. My team won the thu bam and my partner and I won the sat open paris. There were no strats or flights.
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: J2 Q5 KJ5 KT7532
I don't mind the nusinace 2 bid. I am clearly not bidding again. If passing works out poorly, I think we should fix our partnership.
Counting HCP or Cover Cards and Tricks
Hi Bobby, Honored to have your input. The 1st time I won in duplicate (1981), I wasn't playing Stayman yet. When my partner made me play it, I was worried about my clubs. My NT was 16-18. Then transfers got to me before double-barrel. It's interesting, but I ...
Counting HCP or Cover Cards and Tricks
So much material to browse! I think I want to stick with my psychological security blanket. What is the trade off from when and if they do get in vs keeping them out and self-destructing.
Gregory Nowak's bidding problem: 7 AKJ94 8 AQT632
Dave, Also I recall hands where people play game in the major when slam makes in the minor. And/or the minor can be a better slam (grand) than the major.
Stephen Kennedy's bidding problem: QT5 KQ9854 --- JT53
There doesn't have to be easy solution everytime this comes up.
Stephen Kennedy's bidding problem: QT5 KQ9854 --- JT53
Partner is careful about that. Meanwhile I've got something into this auction that I may never be able to do otherwise.
Stephen Kennedy's bidding problem: QT5 KQ9854 --- JT53
If you and pard don't have a bid like this in your repertoire, some hands can be very hard for you.
Counting HCP or Cover Cards and Tricks
I put this hand below the threshold where if partner passes 2 we're missing a game. 17 hcp and 4 hearts is still in my 1N range. One time I superaccepted with 19 hcp and partner thanked me for it.
Hanoi Rondón's bidding problem: AJ975432 AQ4 5 K
I feel like bidding 4 was plenty or more. Now I bid 4 - plenty or less. If partner passes, I hope that is plenty. If not, it's only fair. Partner can bid plenty or more again.
Mike Ma's bidding problem: 6542 4 J654 KQ53
I like partnership treatments that let me eat cake and have it too. Partner's acute hearing can make up for his blindness.
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