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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
5 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.

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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How many !Ds to respond 1!D instead of 1!S?
I ignored the "other" votes in the calculations (although one was clearly "never" imho).
How many !Ds to respond 1!D instead of 1!S?
As of now, ~35% respond 1 with AQJxx (or less), ~61% with AQJxxx (or less). I make the pseudo-median 5.6 s, the pseudo-mean 6.4 s. Thx, all.
YBTJ
3 proved more effective than (say) 2...so West has to get some of the credit (he likely would have gotten the blame if E-W missed a game).
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: 3 K9865 Q9 JT954
Yes, if I had taken off my rose-colored glasses, I would demote the Q, anticipate that any finesse is off, that s are likely to break badly, and take into account that partner might not have that fit after all.
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: 3 K9865 Q9 JT954
I would think the game plan before the double was to pass 2 and bid a game if partner did more than that (assuming "more" was a fit, preferably a 4-card fit). The double has allowed for a further nuance [i]if[/i] 2 shows a fit (pretty ...
Raphael Hallerman's bidding problem: 3 K9865 Q9 JT954
Did 2 show a fit (ie at least 3 s)?
How many !Ds to respond 1!D instead of 1!S?
Cummings (South) - Seres (North)
How many !Ds to respond 1!D instead of 1!S?
It was neither vul, the auction continued (P)-7-(Dbl)-AP. [code] 972 AT973 --- KT652 AKQJ 6543 Q8 --- Q AJT986542 AQJ974 --- T8 KJ6542 K73 83[/code] South found a lead to set ...
How many !Ds to respond 1!D instead of 1!S?
In 4th seat, Walsh saw the auction develop (2)-3*-(5) and chose 6 (btw, that X was the 6). *s and s
How many !Ds to respond 1!D instead of 1!S?
Thx, forgot to include that, will editadd it in.
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