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Gregory Nowak
Gregory Nowak
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Member Since
May 13, 2014
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Beyond over the hill but not hope.

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I like thoughtful comments and apolitical analysis.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Walking into the local club at the tender age of 31 (1980) armed with 16-18 and Blackwood that I had gotten out of a book. In a few months I got to play with a decent standby and we won. The next week we won again. And then ..."What is this club bid you call Stayman and I'm worried about my clubs?". And we didn't win.
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning 2 events at an old sectional when they only had 4. I had 200 masterpoints. My team won the thu bam and my partner and I won the sat open paris. There were no strats or flights.
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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An Unusual Ending
17 were in slam, 9 in game. There was a -100 and unbelievably a 1510. Making would be 3rd overall. I see there is a 4 card ending: [code] x J87 Q T94 Q63 Q AK5 8[/code] Dummy can exit with ...
Steve Tyer's bidding problem: A5 AQT5 A52 AJ83
This site had some discussion of Preemptive Keycard Gerber (4) about 2-3 years ago. I recollect wishing there had been a followup. Specific king? Hearts. Yipee!
An Unusual Ending
After the A, 2 rounds of spades, losing club finesse, you have 11 tricks. If you get the J by the Q, you can pitch a dia on the 3rd club, ruff a dia, get to your hand and pitch a heart on the 4th dia = 13 tricks.
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: AK54 K8 AQJ7654 ---
Passing fast. I didn't ask for any voids. Partner is not allowed to assume any voids he/she has are useful.
Steve Tyer's bidding problem: A5 AQT5 A52 AJ83
If partner has the K but not the queen. Could mean convertible values elsewhere. I could sign off in 4. Or bid 4!n. Is that asking for kings?
Steve Tyer's bidding problem: A5 AQT5 A52 AJ83
Or: 4 was already asking. 4 = none (no K) 4 = one (K, no Q) 4 = one + Q (KQ)
David Sackett's bidding problem: AQ7 A5 J43 98432
Makes me wonder what the frequency of Kxxxxx is or low stiff. I know I want to get them if we can. Especially for the answer that 2 is t/o and not spades and a minor. And how does rho know to bid 3 and not something ...
David Sackett's bidding problem: AQ7 A5 J43 98432
We don't have reliability on the answer, I think implied by David. My best try is spades and a minor. I don't like the answer that it is t/o. I'd rather not trust getting recourse if we are damaged. Meanwhile, having partner's double mean are ...
David Sackett's bidding problem: AQ7 A5 J43 98432
Partner's double of 2 has 2+ meanings. One is if you can't raise hearts, find something else to do.
David Sackett's bidding problem: AQ7 A5 J43 98432
17 are raising hearts. 12 are doing something else. Including thinking partner's double may mean work with me in case they made a mistake getting in our auction.
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