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Gregory Nowak
Gregory Nowak
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Member Since
May 13, 2014
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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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Stefano Merlo's lead problem: AQT8 QT2 85 9832
Thanks for posting the hand. Been there,done that. The auction was ominous. Maybe after taking notes on this hand, if it comes up I'll think of not leading a heart and test their squeeze play.
What does a hesitation suggest here?
DB. Great caricature of so many conscientious reporters of what really happened.
Yusuf Sohtorik's bidding problem: A986 --- A76 KQJT76
I guess partner could have 2 heart stoppers.
Martin Lindfors's lead problem: 732 KJ2 T4 J9632
Synergism. If partner has spade tricks and my hand can get/stop their heart tricks, our 2 hands can cover more possibilities vs getting the tricks we need in just hearts or clubs.
What does a hesitation suggest here?
These polls answer the question why moths fly into flames. Moths don't fly straight. Why did somebody have to put the flame there?
Martin Lindfors's lead problem: 732 KJ2 T4 J9632
Chances of suit lengths. Offense minors. Defense majors. Partner with ~10 hcp and at least 1 4 card mj.
Leonard Helfgott's bidding problem: AQ2 8 K86 AKQ974
At least nobody bid a displeasing 2N.
David Burn's bidding problem: A65 KQ92 J43 T65
Bernie Y. noted: partner's hand may have ruffing value(s) in clubs. 2 can make and 2 fail. I don't think it's necessary for partner to play us for 5 hearts in order to pass 2.
Less complimentary may be N/S saw E/W coming. It's not like E/W aren't supposed to know the opps are trying to beat them. How many years ago was multi legal in the US? 25+? Then barred by professionals depriving recreational players of a little recreation.
David Burn's bidding problem: A65 KQ92 J43 T65
It would be nice if 2 doesn't guarantee 5, just a hopeful place to play.
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