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Steven Gaynor
Steven Gaynor
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
Jan. 7
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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Paul Maris's bidding problem: A4 QJT43 AK984 7
If you bid 4, what do you bid over 4? Last time I checked -170 was a better score than -300 or -420.
Jeff Lehman's bidding problem: AKJ65 --- Q65 KQT92
I would have passed 2 if I held the 2 in support.
Best defense against Big Club?
I like CRASH, especially if you play the follow ups of bidding the best of your worst. Keep 'em guessing as long as you can. Any system that includes doubles of 1C is just playing into the hands of the opener, giving responder three ways to describe their hand rather ...
Taking action - please join me each morning and evening in Memphis
I do not know him either or what occurred at his reinstatement hearing. I agree with you that the severity and length of his transgression period does have a bearing. As the song 'Take A Bow' with lyrics by Ne-Yo go: "Don't tell me that you're sorry, 'cause ...
Taking action - please join me each morning and evening in Memphis
Allan Cokin, after being expelled for cheating, was granted reinstatement following a contrite and humble apology and a promise to be a positive influence on bridge, which he did according to the article at If Lanzarotti's reinstatement is based on similar behavior and promises ...
Rich Newell's bidding problem: K Q84 K6 K876542
I agree with that which is why I would bid 1N if playing 2/1.
Robert Schachter's bidding problem: --- KQJ954 --- AKJ9654
We play LM as forcing and 3 as a stopper ask. No agreement yet on 4 or 5.
Rate this auction
How about N bidding hearts instead of spades over the positive response? Now he may have a chance to ask RKC for hearts and probably finds out what he needs to know. Even in this sequence why wouldn't 4N be RKC for hearts? Opener may be showing a major ...
Rich Newell's bidding problem: K Q84 K6 K876542
Another alternative is that it is GF, but you are allowed to get out at 4 of the minor.
Frivolous play ruling
Right. The NOS should be protected to the Ave+ or their most likely result whichever is greater.

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