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Gregory Nowak
Gregory Nowak
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May 13, 2014
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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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I don't think there is a forced standard for whatever bid West makes. If you're going to take all North's hcp, you have to put them somewhere and quite possibly not even have this auction.
I think 4333 9-10 hcp is a bad opening in 3rd seat. Kind of a stretch to call it the start of an illicit partnership agreement.
West"s bids are not preemptive. The CC is marked 4 card mjs possible in 3rd and 4th. If East doesn't have 4 hearts, where are they? West has a better chance of guessing the distribution around the table than anybody else. South may have been stressed from the ...
How about West doesn't care how weak or strong East is. He cares if East knows how weak or strong he is. West's bids are not preemptive, they are limit.
The wording West was thinking about the strength of his compared to his partner's was not at all intended. It was POV of me talking to readers the irony of first seat being submissive to 3rd seat. Too many times 1st seat tries to be too active in decision ...
A club is the lead that allows it. Declarer still has to play well.
How long ago? Rules are catching up to reality, but some have a ways to go.
Nobody resorted to DD solver? East can get tempi to get both of his partner's kings. West can't if he is on lead. So a spade or a diamond lead by East beats 4. Somebody was -620 E/W with East on lead.
The partnership did not have any of the under the table understandings that are being suggested. Lighten up.
The partnership is very casual. Everything is intermittent. How serious do you want to get in a club game? People are just killing 3+ hours in the middle of the afternoon. I could give plenty more interesting details. Like N/S had just gone for -1000 in a redoubled contract ...
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