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Matthew Weingarten
Matthew Weingarten
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 18, 2012
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Junior player who graduated from the University of Florida with a major in Computer Science and minors in Mathematics and Statistics. Now a member of the Emerging Technologist Program at Nielsen. Bridge is love, Bridge is life.

If my real name isn't familiar, you might know me by Beans.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing with (not against) Jeff Meckstroth and Larry Mori
Bridge Accomplishments
Making Life Master before starting college, losing to USA1 in the 2015 JUSBC trials by only 10, 4th in 2016 0-10K Swiss, 4th in 2017 NAP Flight B
Regular Bridge Partners
Marge Boldus, Justin Coniglio, Arjun Dhir, Jeff Edelstein, Sam Goldberg, Bob McEwan, and Sally Meckstroth
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Clearwater Duplicate Bridge Club, St. Petersburg Bridge Club, Tampa Bay Bridge Center
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
Kickback, Kokish, Maximal Doubles
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Why youth players are aggressive bidders
In a similar vein, Yordan, I remember a hand from the Junior championships in 2012 where Kevin Dwyer psyched a 1S overcall (he did have 5, in his defense) and played it there doubled, going down 6 after managing to score a trick. 6NT is cold, so his -1400 won ...
Why youth players are aggressive bidders
John, one of my favorite Bridge stories comes from kibbing the U21 Final not last trials but the one before that (2015). Both sides get to 5C, which can go down 1 on good defense. It slips through the cracks and makes. At one table, they get doubled for +750 ...
Why youth players are aggressive bidders
Most of the people who do that at my local club don't play the cards well enough to justify their overbidding. The double card comes into use a lot.
Why youth players are aggressive bidders
Another point to consider, Michael: defending doesn't seem "cool" to kids. It's like cars. Do you want a reliable Prius or that hot Mustang that can do 0-60 in 2.5 seconds? Pretty sure adults and kids have different opinions about that, much like we do when we ...
Why youth players are aggressive bidders
Michael, you have a lot of work to do to catch up to some of the overbidding we do in U26. I won't mention names but you should be able to sift out who I'm referring to in general.
Why youth players are aggressive bidders
As the leader in most conservative actions by a Junior, these are valid points. Once I started to learn how not only to defend, but defend well, I switched to a more defensive strategy when it seems right. I've seen way too many numbers in my life to keep ...
Cyber Forum?
Backing off of Jim's comment, the idea of breaking into all these separate forums is the death of many content-based websites. If you make things more difficult to find for the average user (AKA, the one who isn't sure which forum to go to when they want to ...
A Great Read
I bet I could move to Antarctica and still be the underdog in an Antarctic trials.
Epic Finish in Seamon USA2 Final
As the VuGraph operator for this segment, let me just say this was one of the wildest matches I have ever seen. Truly great to get a birds-eye view of the insanity. Congrats to both teams for a great match and the Dhir team, many of whom I have known ...
One from the Seamon Junior USBC
As the person on the losing end of that 104 IMP blowout yesterday, you're not wrong.

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