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Steven Gaynor
Steven Gaynor
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

ACBL member since 1971; Certified club director (but I'd rather play); I love music of all sorts - I've made a top 50 list every year since 1961, as well as a top 510 of all-time.  Licensed and active insurance agent since 1986.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Meeting my Sweet and Lovely Bridge Playing Wife, Jean, at the Aquatennial bridge tournament on July 14, 2002
Bridge Accomplishments
Finished in overalls of all three ribbon events
Regular Bridge Partners
Jean Boettcher; Brian Crossley; Evan Sachs; Terry Beckman; Mike Cassel; Wayne Gergen; Keith Connolly; Barry Purrington
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Twin City Bridge Center; MGSC
Favorite Tournaments
Las Vegas Regional; Omaha Regional; Mn State
Favorite Conventions
Mini-Roman; Intermediate Jump Overcalls
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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What Is Partner Showing?
Nicholas, I play that the modern takeout X highlights the unbid majors. This means you play the doubler for 4 cards in the unbid major(s). Sometimes they may not have that but they have too good of a hand not to take some action. However, they should not have ...
What Is Partner Showing?
The 'free' raise should show extras. Partner already said to play him to have an opening hand with 4 spades, so this must show more. No need to tell the same story twice.
Steven Gaynor's bidding problem: T93 AT8 AQT87 74
OK, this was case R6 from the 2016 summer (Wash DC) NABC Casebook. Both the director and the panel determined pass was a LA and disallowed ANY action due to the agreed upon 5-6 second BIT. I thought N had to take some action no matter what. It reminds me ...
The Club's Coffee-Housing
The practiced hitch, just enough to be noticed, but not enough to warrant an accusation. Heck, yes they are trying to mislead declarer.
TD please
"Grasping for recourse. Opps can have misunderstandings. And survive them." Very nice bridge Haiku.
Rich Newell's bidding problem: 5 AJ8543 AT2 JT8
We play modified Ogust, so I could respond 3, showing a hand very close to a 1 level opener. Otherwise they may call the director on me as I am contemplating my opening bid.
Joe Grue, ACBL Barry Crane 500, All Time Point Winner
In bridge heaven, Jerry Lee is bursting with pride.
Help me out in this - am I mad?
I play ASBAF in these auctions (All Strange Bids Are Forcing).
ACBL Losing Millions
Most hotels have a food and beverage budget so the elimination of those for the BOG may not be a savings at all. It will just be spent elsewhere like on after game hospitality for the dwindling numbers who eat after the evening game. I think the BOG made a ...
Robert Schachter's bidding problem: A94 T2 K953 T863
4. Direct seat XX means let's go right here! Balancing seat XX means let's go somewhere else.

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