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Gregory Nowak
Gregory Nowak
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Member Since
May 13, 2014
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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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Andrzej Matuszewski's bidding problem: J875 AQ82 AJ AJ4
I didn't invent the name quack or bullet or cowboy. Just observe the difference when I'm trying to take tricks. They still need something besides aces. Like something in the other hand. And the more jacks you have (like I've experienced about having 3), the more you ...
David Goldfarb's bidding problem: KQ4 AKJ962 Q83 6
My 5 didn't work well It didn't go all pass. So now I'm committing a crime. Second guessing my 1st guess and their guess. At least they're not making after partner gives them a ruff/sluff. I'm giving them a second chance to bid ...
It Doesn't Have To Be Random
My faulty comment. On a spade opening lead N must unblock spades at trick 2. So opposite from a club opening lead. And now a whole new set of 'how does the play go?'. So much demand on the defense. And N, please give up with those clubs. Even after ...
Kenneth Wik's lead problem: QJT987 xx KJTx A
I decided on the J lead due to other potential locations for the Q. Also I could be embarrassed. But if it works, it may have better potential than other leads.
It Doesn't Have To Be Random
North needs to do a little thinking. All evidence, the club lead(7), stiff 8 in dummy, the auction, the spots they are holding. Mentality adjustment: I we're going to beat this, it clearly not by playing clubs. She can start unblocking the spades. Partner is likely to have ...
James Huntington's bidding problem: K AQJ763 T764 32
Not playing Ougust would make me feel helpless.
It Doesn't Have To Be Random
2 quick tricks (aces). Not just any context. Emotionally evocative.
Shailesh Gupta's bidding problem: AQJx A Ax J8xxxx
I'm bidding 1N, then I can bid again over partner's 2 of a red suit.
It Doesn't Have To Be Random
If declarer goes after 3 heart tricks early, the 4th heart pulverizes his hand. Squeezes it and/or sets himself up for a double endplay.
It Doesn't Have To Be Random
A poll on the opening lead might have been interesting. I lead the J. Partner overtook with king, so declarer was in the dark there. Then she fired out a small club. Declarer played the queen. It looks like panic and desparation. After the hand she said "What was the ...
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