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Mike Lipkin
Mike Lipkin
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Feb. 11, 2013
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about me

currently playing pro after retiring from of several bridge world articles and one book: "Invitation to Annihilation". no national championships but 100+ regional firsts or seconds.  Photo is from a trip to the fabulous Iceland (BTW: "Icemachine" runs a great club in Reykjavik). Resist the treasonous Orange Abomination. Stand with Vindman.

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Regular Bridge Partners
mike radin; david gurvich; alex perlin
Favorite Tournaments
saratoga; montreal
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Double after game force has been set
Fewer values...
Double after game force has been set
All these doubles for me deny four-card support and show a flexible hand.
Ellis Feigenbaum's Post
This might help the discussion (The post Jeff references):
Another reference to bridge
IMO the best version of this, and perhaps any song in the Great American Songbook canon is by Fred Astaire. I have listened to him render songs for hours w/o tiring.
Avon Wilsmore's lead problem: T4 76 QJ9654 J64
no worries... i voted Q... but will still speculate!
Avon Wilsmore's lead problem: T4 76 QJ9654 J64
but because this is a problem the better answer is probably 4
Which Squeeze MCXXX
When Nash spoke at NYU a couple of years before his untimely death Marco Avellaneda and I went to hear him. The auditorium was packed. Unfortunately, to my mind, the talk was a highly speculative and rambling concern about the stability of floating currency finance. Unfortunate because I thought it ...
Bridge Playing Royalty
Totally misunderstood the title. I thought this was about the Shane/Moss/Greenberg/Levin/Blanchards and the Rimstedts.
Rock, Paper, Scissors
This discussion is off the point since we are really discussing the game theory of what your optimal final bid should be given the opponents' distribution of bids. That being said, a response of 3NT=13-15, balanced, is inferior, IMHO, to the alternative bal. 16-17, because it will often lead ...
What's the position, post-Boye Revelations?
It is not clear the ACBL is moving in the right direction, either. I note our new president oversaw the readmission of Lanzarotti with what I consider an insufficient expression of contrition.

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