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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Have played professionally occasionally the last few years, would be happy to do so more frequently. I normally play locally (CT, NJ, NYC), but would certainly consider travelling, especially to a Nationals or Gatlinburg. Send me a Private Message if interested.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Being a teammate of Bill Gates.
Bridge Accomplishments
Making 4SXX after Al Roth overcalled 1S (Barbara doubled, not Al :)
Favorite Conventions
Takeout doubles
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Which game is least bad?
If you duck when North leads from Hxxx, South [i]is[/i] going to switch (to s).
Which game is least bad?
"Not only does 3NT make whenever spades are 4-4 or blocked..." Well, there is still the matter of the suit...
Nathan Finkle's bidding problem: A6 J762 T9876 J2
It looks like it was board 5 (spots similar), June 10 afternoon. If so, E-W ended in 2 (their 4-2 fit), not something I can begin to explain -- seems to me the final contract would be 1NT (or 3NT if West got adventuresome).
Precision help wanted 2
"That normally shows 5-5 distribution..." I've [i]never[/i] seen it played that way or even suggested as a possibility...reply above excepted.
1NT is tough to defend
My bad, confused Rich/Richard. I agree with setting up the last , if partner doesn't have the A cashing the s alone won't be sufficient to beat 1NT, so might as well set up a sure winner while there is still an entry to it.
1NT is tough to defend
On [i]that[/i] layout, declarer will take his 7 tricks first (2, 2, 3).
Precision help wanted 2
"W should have balanced with 1NT." West [i]could[/i] have, but see below. "W could have, and should have, doubled for penalty." If East's double is takeout (and it [i]is[/i]), West's double is also takeout -- East could have a penalty pass, he could have an ...
Extreme Bridge #10: Bridge Bidding Puzzle
Maybe Roman...
David Parsons's bidding problem: K5 AK5 T962 J862
Almost all the HCP in the majors, balanced, matchpoints, clearly some NT bid is in order. Given matchpoints, 1NT for me, will pay off to 14-11. Second choice 2NT. No 3rd choice.
Multi went for -1100. Worst bid?
North has good reason to think it not 21-22 HCP...many playing tricks in a minor also seems unlikely.

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