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Nikolay Demirev
Nikolay Demirev
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 13, 2010
Last Seen
Sept. 5
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

5 North American Open titles. Multiple top 10 finishes. Best Defence nomination.

Favorite System: Short Club with Transfer Responses (2/1 based with self-developed tweaks and treatments)

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
bringing home a delicate 6H against Garozzo at the 2001 NABC - Toronto, IMP pairs
Bridge Accomplishments
5 NABC wins; 15+ top 10 finishes; Best Defence nomination
Regular Bridge Partners
Bart Bramley, Ralph Katz, David Yang, Eldad Ginossar, Rose Meltzer
Favorite Tournaments
Toronto 2001, Washington DC 2002/2009, New York 2004, Hawaii 2006, Boston 2008
Favorite Conventions
The ones I design
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Overtake or Not
A lot of good points Kit, however I think first pitch has to be a diamond and preferably count. It’s just a natural pitch, no need of any agreements. Both defenders know there are 4 tricks and have to decide whether to break diamonds or not before the promotion ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 3NT Rebid
15-17 unsuitable for 1NT is rare and it's probably best to go through the catch all rebid and then show extras. Simply 18-19 is just to vague. I use it to show a soft 18-19 hand, in other words unsuitable for slam and unwilling to continue with 4NT. Thus ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
Steve, I use 3 of a new suit, including clubs as 55 and an ok hand and suit. The minimal expectation would be something like AKxxx xx x AQxxx for 1S-2C-3C. Otherwise I would rebid 2D and take it slow from there. You can also assign meaning to 4C: a ...
BW 2/1: Opener's 2M Rebid
Building on a comfortable 2/1 approach requires a partnership. My preferred 2/1 method, which combines simplicity with accuracy, is 2C over 1x opening to show balanced hand or clubs while all other 2/1 suits are 5+ and more suit oriented hands. After 1M-2C// 2D is a catch-all ...
If you play professionally
Jim, I find your question interesting. A lot of pros play so much that there is little time and desire to do it in a non-professional setting. Some of them have lives outside bridge too :) Since we all started with love for the game, players feel that they want to ...
Flipping for Winning
Gavin, I see the difference in the two incidents but arguably the player is solely responsible what he or she carries on them. In other words, if you have someone else's phone in your pocket you are the responsible party if it goes off. The regulation does not apply ...
Flipping for Winning
@ Sathya and Brian: To be clear, I never meant to imply unfairness by the directors based on any ethnic profiling or player's skill or accusing them of such. "With prejudice" was meant that they had made up their mind to blindly enforce penalties at one point and didn't ...
Flipping for Winning
Ai-Tai, I agree with this line of thought. Monetary penalty would be much more of a deterrent for carelessness with one's phone. Suppose you are out of contention and your phone rings - then what do you care for the PP? A uniformly enforced monetary fine will sting more and ...
Flipping for Winning
Jim, thank you for for taking the discussion on the intended track. The closing line of my article argues exactly that: the unpleasant and unsatisfactory feelings due to winning or losing on PP for the participants and negative reactions of all the bridge players who hear about it. PP come ...
Flipping for Winning
One clarification here because from people's comments it seems they doubt the facts. 1. I have no reason not to believe what my teammates told me. I checked and rechecked everything before I decided to write an article with the support of my team. Hence the delay after the ...

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