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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

After close to 50 years in NYC, now in the Charlotte, NC area. Have played professionally occasionally the last few years, would be happy to do so more frequently. Would love the chance to travel, 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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13,000 Table Online ACBL Regional
In fairness, when there are fewer boards played, the chances of a very big game go up.
Defending Against the Precision 2!d Opening
Uh, s...the one suit opener denied.
Overcalling a (natural) 1!c opener when holding a real !c suit of your own
Perhaps Wikipedia should include (at least some of) this...
Introduction to Symmetric Relay
Hmmm, [i]if[/i] everything is ending in the same place, it shouldn't matter...
4SF question
To paraphrase Andrew Sinclair (above), 2 [i]denies[/i] 4 s.
Overcalling a (natural) 1!c opener when holding a real !c suit of your own
Ah, the good old days...
Overcalling a (natural) 1!c opener when holding a real !c suit of your own
Wikipedia:[quote]Ghestem is a conventional overcall structure, using 2NT, 3♣, and the (non-jump) cuebid[/quote]Note the cuebid as conventional.
System Notes and Online Play
Looks legacy to me...
13,000 Table Online ACBL Regional
I thought it might have been version-dependent, but I see a swiss movement in flash and v3.
Convention Cards and online tournaments (mostly ACBL)
For me, the worst aspect of this is I typically look at leads and signals (only). I'm getting better at checking the top first, but why should I have to?

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