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Andy Caranicas
Andy Caranicas
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 31, 2011
Last Seen
Jan. 15
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live in Minnesota and play when I can, with the demands of a full time job and family allowing.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning GNT B or being in the elevator with Bill Gates and not realizing it until my friend pointed him out
Bridge Accomplishments
GNT flight B Champion - 0-1500 Spingold Champion
Regular Bridge Partners
Richard Lawson, Eric Hendrickson, Paul Gutterman
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
BBO Username
Greek A
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Rich Newell's bidding problem: --- AKQ9765 5 AKQ82
With only 18 HCP and no spades this makes a lot of sense. Someone will bid something.
Jonathan Cohn's bidding problem: KQ98 --- AKQ85 KQ74
I think 4 as natural GF and 5 as Gerber are considered 'standard'.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: KJT5 KT62 K AJ95
I'm surprised there aren't more votes for 1NT here. It does overstate the hand a bit, but knowing partner had diamonds 3NT looks like the most likely game, if there is one.
Critique This Bidding
I think jumping to 5 is obviously not ideal, but West should bid 6 or better 6NT with the control in my opinion. I'm not sure what else 5 could be asking for.
Richard Lawson's bidding problem: T98764 K4 A4 A64
Just to clarify our teammates also would have doubled but the auction was a bit different and it got played from the other side where it cannot be beat.
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: Txxxx --- 9xxxx xxx
Were you present when this was shuffled and dealt? It looks so much like a fixed hand.
Is there a city more active in bridge, right now, from Athens, Greece?
I will be in Athens soon. I may be looking for a game on July 1 but I have family obligations as well. Any suggestion on a club with a high quality game near Kolonaki?
Rich Newell's bidding problem: Jxx JT9xxxx Jxx ---
I like the pre-emptive value of 4. They just might have at least a partial their way, and it will be difficult to double an auction like this.
Andy Caranicas's bidding problem: AQ2 T72 J542 953
Well, FWIW, doubling was wrong on this hand, so the majority wins. I lost. 2 makes, and actually W pulled to 3, which also makes.
Steven Gaynor's bidding problem: J8743 AJ74 52 T8
Neither of my suits would be worth any kind of overcall at the 2-level, so I trust partner has a better suit than I do.

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