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Leo Lasota
Leo Lasota
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 26, 2011
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Love working out/eating right/teaching and helping others with their diet & exercise.  Personal trainer, group fitness instructor (including specialty classes Zumba & Pound).

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
When asked by the director of 2003 NABC+ Fast Pairs if I am sure that I deserve a seed and I said probably since we won the event last year.
Bridge Accomplishments
2002 NABC+ Fast Pairs
Regular Bridge Partners
Brad Theurer, Mark Shaw
Favorite Tournaments
World Championships
Favorite Conventions
Transfers over 1C
BBO Username
Leo LaSota
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Choice of Games
Given that partner's doubleton is opposite the AQ9 makes the decision close. If the doubleton was opposite one of our weaker 3 card suits, of course there would be strong preference for 4.
CONGRATULATIONS to Team Gupta, the winners of the USBF Invitational 1 Tournament!
Great use of BBO for holding the event. Hopefully this can be used as a test case for holding more events online in the future. Congratulations to Gupta winning the event four-handed. Congratulations to the Robinson team also on a strong showing in the event. Keep in mind that they ...
Keith Connolly's bidding problem: AK765 --- Q6 AKQ862
Cuebidding 5, followed by 6 on the next round of bidding should get partner to bid 7 with the A & Q.
Mike Passell's bidding problem: xxx x Axxx KQTxx
Seems odd to take up the entire 2 & 3 level in showing 18-19 balanced. Perhaps if other methods were played so that responder can safely describe their shortness and/or their strength below 3nt, that would be better. There are many hands where 3nt is the limit opposite ...
Jim Fox's bidding problem: 92 AJ654 QJ A854
Would not have bid the same on any of the first 3 rounds of the auction.
Leonard Hall's bidding problem: 82 853 KQ875 AJ6
Had to double check that this is not April 1 and this was posted as an April Fool's joke.
Bridge Clubs are opening on Monday in Turkey.
It depends what your definition of a "huge mistake" is. The majority of the clubs may be fortunate and not have any players directly killed from COV-19. Even in that case, some asymptomatic player may transfer to others. Players may pass it along to others where they live.
David Parsons's bidding problem: AJ9543 AKQ9 9 T3
Agree that the hand is worth a 3 rebid with a pure 64 hand. Not sure if I agree on the meaning of 2, but probably not a bid to throw on a partner without discussion before hand.
David Parsons's bidding problem: Q942 3 KQJ72 KQ7
Why did we not make the obvious 3 call on the last round of bidding? Partner balanced 2 only knowing that we held 4+. With KQJxx, we had an automatic 3 call.
Hank Youngerman's bidding problem: A873 K82 K9 A987
Perhaps you gave us a different hand, but the one that we bid on was 4324, not 4333. We have 6 controls (4 control cards of A/K/K/A). We have a very suit oriented hand. I call the 1nt a hand hogging bid rather ...

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