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Steven Gaynor
Steven Gaynor
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
9 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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Drop/pitch versus finesse
I agree with Ronald. Bid naturally and you may get to the best spot. Interesting hand, thanks for posting.
Falling numbers in Orlando
The Omaha regional (held across the river in Council Bluffs, IA) plays at the Mid-America Conference Center, which has a big playing area (room for 200 tables or so), well lit, with bathrooms nearby. It attracts about 2000 total tables every year including a pretty good slate of top players ...
Red Light / Green Light?
How about a negative inference double? Since they are committed to slam, there is another lead besides a spade that may work better for us. Please find it, partner.
Russia Reinstated in World Sports Competitions
Yes, but it is beautiful over there.
Rate North's bidding
I am good with the original pass, but I would prefer a responsive double over 1. That will help me decide what to do over 2.
Club policy legal?
It's a club and they (the experienced pair) can do what they want, but it is (very) bad form.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: 8752 KQJT8 AQ8 3
Considering this 2-suited with such a discrepancy is courting disaster. Spoilers: I agree it seems right to enter, but I passed because I felt we needed a board. This is a move I rarely make, but it seemed right based on the event and where I thought we were. I ...
Bergen Raises Over Major And Double (BROMAD)
I have become fond of transfer advances over opponents To double. Now I just have to get all of my partners to play it.
Lebhar IMP Pairs in Memphis
I did not like moving the Silvers to conflict with the 0-10K Swiss. Now I must choose between the two. I think there may be more who feel this way. I guess the table counts will tell the story in the spring. Plus, I dislike IMP pairs. It can be ...
Liam Milne's lead problem: 8652 95 J985 AK8
I thought the common treatment was that the A asked partner unblock or give count. The K asked for attitude.

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