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Nikos Stamatiou
Nikos Stamatiou
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 11, 2014
Last Seen
17 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)
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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After a Feature Ask
I am not sure of what it should be, but I am sure of what it shouldn't be: natural. If you have a hand, bid 2 first!
Merijn Groenenboom's bidding problem: AQ9763 --- AQJ53 53
We can easily miss the grand here, but I cannot see how we can bid it from both sides of the table.
Nuno Miguel Marques Sousa's bidding problem: A2 AKT8632 2 KJ6
With partner having a bad hand and normal breaks, 2 may go down.
Andrzej Knap's bidding problem: A AQJT6 Q6 AJT52
I cannot see a constructive way to find the grand when there is one. Why engage in conversation when you can have no result from it? We must be missing around 6 points: 6NT should be a very sensible contract, so I just bid it.
Is this upgradeable?
Looks more like a good 15 than a good 14.
What is the proper announcement?
I would never accept to torture my partner or myself with such an agreement. If someone likes to do that, on the one hand I can see that they should inform me, on the other hand I really wouldn't mind. To upgrade or downgrade a hand is a matter ...
Is this 2!c bid forcing?
Though I play it as it "has always been", that is non-forcing, there is a modern treatment where it actually is, so "it depends on agreement" might be more correct. Nevertheless, what I want to point is that the bid is not "non-forcing", but instead it is a sign off ...
Upside upside down
Forgive me but in this poll, I cannot understand what place is there for "other". You have 2 cards, you have to play one of them, what is other?
Is there anything....
You play FORCING 1NT over an opening of a major in 1st or 2nd seat, which you have just reminded to partner. Your RHO in 1st seat opens 1, and with your balanced 17 count and KJ9x of you overcall 1NT... Your LHO passes and partner with his ...
Richard Fleet's bidding problem: AQJ75 K974 --- KQT5
MY partner is not obliged to bid 2 with 6 of them headed by the 8, and some sort of this kind of hand is what I would usually expect her to have. Of course she can also have a variety of near yardboroughs. A suit of QJ10xxx ...

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