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Steven Gaynor
Steven Gaynor
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
Nov. 10
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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Honolulu BOD Journal
183-12: might as well announce it since if you do not the opps will ask anyway.
"Under strength" 2!C opening bid - ruling?
I did not say anything about regulations or rules, so please do not put words in my mouth. A decent player does not need to stoop to these tactics at club games. Don't pound the pigeons. Just play your cards and you will score fine. However, at open regional ...
"Under strength" 2!C opening bid - ruling?
Destructive bids like this kind of hand being opened 2 has no place at the local duplicate. It frustrates the club players and drives them away. Save it for the open tournament events. It also may undermine partnership confidence but that would be your problem.
Nathan Finkle's bidding problem: AQJ3 A75 AT3 A65
1. You have no real positional values. Partner is more likely to be best declaring NT.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Actually, I feel our regional seeding in MN is pretty good, especially since we usually run WEB movements. We know who the top players are and we are sitting right beside the director at entry selling time ready to advise. We also help speed the selling up since we know ...
Hilton honors benefits at the host hotel
I had a similar problem when I stayed at a Hilton property (Tropicana) in Vegas. The points were not added and a Hilton Honor rep told me I had to book through Hilton Honors, not the Tropicana to get the points. They gave me some points, but I lost points ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
We will be there Thursday. YTIAFL! (yes, there is a free lunch).
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: AKJ6 A2 4 J87643
4. Since I underbid with 2 before, I can choose this ambiguous cue bid with 2nd round control. I expect to get to 6 -1.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
I attended NABC's in Orlando 2004 and 2010. My wife and I stayed off site, rented a car and paid less for room and car combined than the nightly rate at the Marriott. I never paid a dime for parking either time.
Jyri Tamminen's bidding problem: T2 J987 AKJ97 98
3N. I have no stomach for top or bottom results.

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