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Nikos Stamatiou
Nikos Stamatiou
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 11, 2014
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

born 21-9-1962... Physiotherapist... well, and bridge teacher and director

obsessed with ethics, the today's fashion of unethical play has caused me many times to stop playing

my most beloved pair in the world: Meckwell


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
July 1986, juniors european chp: making 5D doubled when I had 6 tricks on good def (youngs tend to overbid grossly) the board was on the bulletin as a horror storry
Regular Bridge Partners
I play very rarelly, cause working with bridge
Favorite Conventions
cbs,drury,wolf,walsh,over 2NT:3S xfer to 3NT and 3NT xfer to 4C,4xfers... and many more (I HATE bergen)
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Donald Lurie's bidding problem: 6 KJ52 KQJ2 8632
3 is not mini.
!S Jx !H AKxx !D AKxxx !C xx
I bet most are because people thought it should be a bidding problem. However, there are often people that don't want to really vote, but want to see who voted what.
What has partner got?
4 simply doesn't exist. It didn't exist before and it still doesn't exist, after partner bid it.
Jim Rasmussen's bidding problem: AQ754 Q3 AT5 AT6
Though I agree in principle, this is a hand on the edge. If you count the Q you can say it's too strong, if you don't in no way is it too strong. I don't count it.
Club level ruling . what do you think?
When someone with the S hand bids 3NT when his partner has promised 6, it means that he's capable of ANYTHING. I don't think it's important to know if this is because he's just high or has some other obscure problem. Though I would not change ...
Reopening double after 1N (strong)
Other: different artificial meaning than in direct. My direct is "Wolsey", my balancing is "DONT".
An unlucky hand
He cannot know that his partner: 1) is dead minimum for his bid, he could easily have a useful 17 or even 19. 2) has only 6 s, he can't have less, but 7 are allowed in this auction. 3) doesn't have the J, it's a card ...
To bid or not to bid?
Someone said that partner promised additional values. He did not, unless you don't play negative doubles. Partner may not even have 3 card support, though he tends to have. What would he do with KQxxx,Ax,xx,Kxxx? or AJxxx,AJ,xx,Qxxx? You might convince me that partner ...
Floyd McWilliams's bidding problem: KT2 Q875 AQJ5 63
I have a feeling I was misunderstood. When I said I'll often have 3 hearts I said as opener, the guy that bid 2. As responder I'll simply never have fewer than 4.
Floyd McWilliams's bidding problem: KT2 Q875 AQJ5 63
As opener, I would quite often have 3 hearts in this sequence. 3NT could easily be our best contract.

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