Join Bridge Winners

Bridge Winners Profile for Michael Kopera

Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
  • 327
    Following
  • 73
    Followers
  • 129
    Posts
  • 48
    Favorites

Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
21 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
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
Systemic lead from doubleton w/ two touching honors
There is no "standard honor lead" from AK(length), [i]that[/i] has to be clarified. The other one is led from AK tight.
Natural??
Thx, I posted there:[quote]IANAD, but I would opine that a balancing notrump is not an overcall, the difference being that a lack of an overcall does not end the auction, but a lack of a balance does. Also, is it really the intent that there be no GCC ...
Gary Donner's bidding problem: K9872 98 A73 QJ5
IANAD, but I would opine that a balancing notrump is [i]not[/i] an overcall, the difference being that a lack of an overcall does not end the auction, but a lack of a balance does. Also, is it really the intent that there be no GCC way to unravel ...
Question emailed to me.
500, of which at least 75 are black, at least 75 are silver, at least 100 are red/gold/platinum, and at least 50 gold/platinum.
A brilliant bid by a Bridge Winners frequent poster
Deleted, misread article.
Natural??
Those are [i]not[/i] restrictions on natural balancing notrump overcalls. "It was recently pointed out by an ACBL director in a thread that these restrictions are not limited to direct position overcalls." Link please.
Natural??
"But there are restrictions on natural balancing notrump overcalls :-(" Please explain...
Natural??
I had one partner bid 2NT with minors as if [i]that[/i] were the only possibility and another bid it as natural as if [i]that[/i] were the only possibility. Somehow, I guessed right both times [color=red][size=23]☻[/color][/size].
Natural??
The current ACBL regulation is that there must be at least one known suit (so for example Joshua Donn's preference of s and a minor is allowed). Balancing, anything goes.
Natural??
"On hand frequency I think you'd want to show any 2 suits." Maybe...but [i]that[/i] is not (ACBL) GCC-legal (nor can I find anything obvious permitting it at Mid-Chart or Super-Chart). Maybe somebody else can chime in whether that is due to change with the new Convention ...
.

Bottom Home Top