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Elaine Garofalo
Elaine Garofalo
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 6, 2011
Last Seen
15 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me

Learned to play in my neighborhood group of moms with baby's, loved it from the start. Got into duplicate when I moved to Tokyo, loved that even more. Continued playing in Tokyo and Singapore, but never in competitions until we moved back to US in 2005, where I learned how bad I really was. We moved to St. Petersburg, FL. After a year of playing with anyone the director of the nearest club would find me, found a great partner. We went to NAP's and GNT's for the state in the C category and made LM together.  Had to break up partnership, but have finally found another partner and great mentors.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Getting a 100% board against Jeff and Sally at a tournament we came in last in--But hey you gotta take what joy you can!
Bridge Accomplishments
Florida finals 1st place in NAP's and GNT's.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
St Petersburg and
Favorite Tournaments
Manatee Regional
Favorite Conventions
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Paul and Elaine
2 over 1
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Elaine and Joanne
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Howard and Elaine
Standard American
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Are you kidding me?
Bad rule there are so many possible meanings to a 2D bid after a strong 2C.
An exhortation. - Just open the %$^&^% bidding!!!
I was still reading and I trust you, to bid what you think best so bid light two suiters
Cuebid or natural?
I use it as a cue Bid with 3 card support and 3D would be 4 card support. I show less than invitational hands with a simple raise
Is this hand an acceptable one-level opening bid in modern bridge?
Partnership agreement. With a couple of partnerships I get them bidding too high. They r a little hung up on high card points. It poses a problem because I won’t bid a weak 2 with a four card major.
What does partner's double of GF 2!c opener indicate?
Lead directing with a long club suit , since 2club opener is conventional
Stig Holmquist's bidding problem: 32 AKT4 AQJ5 765
I open 14-16 no trump. But with this hand I bid 1D
Leveling the playing field for newer players?
Go to and search defense against strong club and Mathe both are there
Leveling the playing field for newer players?
I think the defending players should get familiar with precision by reading a pamphlet on precision. They can probably google it. Even intermediates aren’t gonna be fast enough to read a defense at the table.
Leveling the playing field for newer players?
Gary, just yesterday at our club Jeff and Eric played east west in a room with intermediates and some newer players. depends where you live
Richard Traxler's bidding problem: AQT43 QT7 A2 752
For me 4H says minimum with a fit

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