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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
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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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Searching for an Amalya Kearse deal
"Championship Bridge", Jose Le Dentu, pg 208 in my copy, titled "Control and Timing".
Searching for an Amalya Kearse deal
[code] A6 AKT7 AJ76 J52 KJ743 T8 Q86 J952 Q2 T8543 AQ3 86 Q952 43 K9 KT974[/code] 1-X-P-1NT P -3NT-AP opening lead 4
Forcing or Not Forcing
The weak hand is much less common when playing weak jump shifts...
Three Deals from the USBC Semifinals
" Another of my favorites was board 7 from the first quarter of the semis." Me too. Open Room Bd 7 -- [url]https://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?bbo=y&linurl=https://www.bridgebase.com/tools/vugraph_linfetch.php?id=63272[/url]
Another Zia class act story
"decants"?
Out of the Books
I would add 1.5 for 3 more queens than aces, ie 6.5 (adjusted) losers.
Memphis NABC+ Appeals Cases
IIRC, my reaction on first seeing the hand was how difficult it must have been to conduct a poll of peers (ie find players who would perpetrate 3 with the North hand).
Anonymous appeal opinion
Such as...?
This isn't "Just bridge"? USBC Appeal #2
Might as well throw in 2NT//4X as a natural slam try (something I learned from one of the E-W pair iirc).
This isn't "Just bridge"? USBC Appeal #2
Not sure which I find more remarkable, that they had no agreement on this auction or that "the pair does not have comprehensive system notes."
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