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Amy Mitura
Amy Mitura
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Member Since
May 23, 2014
Last Seen
July 12
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

About me and cards: I used to play pokeno with my grandparents before I started kindergarten. Not much later, during a rainy, summer vacation in New Hampshire, I read a book of solitaire games while my mother complained about the hotel, my father complained he couldn't play golf, and my sister just complained. As a teenager, I discovered Rummy 500, then spades, then poker. During undergrad, I serendipitously met a junior bridge player who had traveled to Poland, South Africa, and Cuba who was patient enough to teach me how to bid a bridge hand and even more patient to watch me declare one (it didn't hurt that I consider folding clothes, mine, his, yours, theraputic!). Still, I was over thirty before I learned to read a hand record...




About me, generally (besides my love of laundry): Vegetarian since age nine. Wanted to be a writer since age nine. Have had gray hair since sixteen. Often unsure as to whether people are asking me if I am too young to 1) have gray hair, 2) play bridge. Live in New York. Love old game shows and pizza, UCONN basketball (more before the demise of the Big East), the Constitution, El Greco more than Velasquez, and Shakespeare (who did write his own plays for...sake). Currently, an attorney, writing as much as possible, playing bridge less than desired amount. Hope to qualify for the second day of the Blue Ribbons always, to qualify for the third day soon, and embarrass myself a little less often while playing the event sometime within the next decade!

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Bridge Accomplishments
The day Steve Weinstein followed me on BW? Or making it to the second day of my first Blue Ribbon Pairs (with less than 100 Masterpoints) for free lessons from Zia and Steve (how world class players become world class players by holding AK of dummy opener's first bid suit versus slam and, after a well bid sac, what it means to get oneself dummy-locked in front of no less than ten kibitzers, respectively), thanks guys!
Regular Bridge Partners
Ron Haack
Favorite Tournaments
Fall Nationals
Favorite Conventions
Any artificial club bid? (I almost understand the difference between a system and a convention).
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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A New Ethics?
I understand the position of those who would follow the rules and personally, I would never ask for any of these corrections. However, if asked, I would be inclined to allow 1 & 3. With Case 2, unless the QC could be known to drop (or something else obvious), the position ...
Certainly a good idea Hendrik, but you never know... one day you could be buying soap, towels, and a bed along with the coffee maker :)
Effect of the Recent ACBL Rules about opening 1NT with a singleton
Rule? I hope she at least argued -2 for your play :)
What did Kit bid?
First thought was cue bid. I trust my partner's overcall and I am not sure I like bidding NT without heart stop over X, yet want to show support. And then those spade values... Pass? IMO underbid! Maybe Kit's partner overcalls garbage... I am not happy with this ...
Becoming a Bridge Player
or maybe when you win player of the year, Max :)
Yehudit Hasin's bidding problem: QJT53 43 AKQ42 Q
I wouldn't know what 2H was on this auction. I'd probably picture a strong hand with a long suit, maybe a void--a hand that didn't want to X.
And the coffee in the room! Thanks, again Las Vegas! I'm thinking maybe next time they could charge for the soap and maybe add a towel rental fee or something...
Effect of the Recent ACBL Rules about opening 1NT with a singleton
Yeah, I think that "starting points" vs. "HCPs" should be something that is more readily disclosed by partnerships. I can't count the number of times I have been given a range and the bid is not falling in that range. I have been taught relatively well, though my bridge ...
Effect of the Recent ACBL Rules about opening 1NT with a singleton
That's 15 points, not 16 points! Anyway, I respect your bridge judgment and hope the law is changed to include hands such as these. I'm sorry bidding like me makes you cringe so much :)
Yehudit Hasin's lead problem: xx Kx Axxx T98xx
Yes, I agree. I'll make it a firm 'no' on the X.

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