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Amy Mitura
Amy Mitura
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Member Since
May 23, 2014
Last Seen
June 29
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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Can you help me figure out if I am crazy or not?
Appealing title! I feel like everything I say and every action I take in life has an element of this question in it... In regards to your question, I consider the treatments you describe in your post as standard until informed otherwise. There are always small distinctions I am too ...
What "Kind" of Bridge do YOU PREFER to play?
Don't know how to score rubber bridge (or any bridge really). But I prefer Match Points.
Bob Simkins's bidding problem: KQJ4 842 Q8 AK86
i generally rely on my partner and myself to do the right thing. if i think my hand is worth 3s right away (i don't), i own my judgment, the first time around. always.
What is your opening bid and why?
I don't know Precision well Randy, but totally appreciate your comment. There are hands that are difficult in all systems.
What is your opening bid and why?
I voted for 1S, but I agree with Bernard.
What is your opening bid and why?
I always ask myself, what is my next bid? Here, if it's not some game invite in spades, it's 2NT.
USA2 Wins Bermuda Bowl
Personally, my favorite part of watching the USA2 team this Bermuda Bowl was Pepsi and Rosenberg. Must have identified with all the passed 11 counts. (Not that it's my style of book, but what was Pepsi reading at the table when y'all won?) Have had the pleasure of ...
ATB missed slam
I've always hated the the idea of the Assess the Blame. Seems to have created a bit of problem in this post. I believe Phil when he says it was about improving judgment. I'm biased because improving judgment is probably the reason behind every question I ever ask ...
Bob Simkins's bidding problem: KQJ4 842 Q8 AK86
Not a 3S bidder myself, but I totally agree!
Great Grand Slam auction in the Transnational playoff in Lyon
I hope and believe Helgemo and Multon appreciate the extra minutes of caution. Superb auction! Hope to see more of this partnership in the future...

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