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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
6 minutes 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.

Country
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
miko
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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1NT or 1C
No offense at all taken, sorry if it came across that way. A fringe benefit of playing bridge is a thick skin [color=green][size=23]☻
1NT or 1C
For the record, I am [i]not[/i] sick of people complaining about forum policing, that is their prerogative.
1NT or 1C
"I want to explicitly learn what people think, why they think it and why they choose something over an other" And a bidding problem doesn't allow for [i]that[/i]? Well, it does, but what it doesn't get is the attention that an article gets, the traction that ...
1NT or 1C
Typically, if an author has to explain why his "article" isn't a bidding problem, it [i]is[/i] a bidding problem.
1NT or 1C
YMMV
1NT or 1C
"Rather than make this a simple 2 answer bidding poll, I wanted to see how strongly people were polarized on this issue." I am very polarized -- I think it is a bidding problem. Wish I could "ignore" this "article". Would prefer not to have to "ignore" the author in order ...
What Is Partner Showing?
A corollary of option 4 is that a 1 response can be [i]very[/i] heavy if only a 4-card suit -- to the point that a 2 response practically guarantees 5. EditAdd: by the time I got down here, I had forgotten that 1 was freely bid ...
The Blue Card
5-3-3-2?
What would you choose?
Takeout doubles (of any form) [i]are[/i] conventional.
Platinum Pairs Warm Up
"But if LHO had opened 1 the bidding would have gone 1 overcall by partner..." I would expect double instead...
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