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Gregory Nowak
Gregory Nowak
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Member Since
May 13, 2014
Last Seen
8 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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Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
Somebody would not play bridge because multi is allowed? Naw. But if anybody is so inflexible, I think it's better if they're not around even if we don't play multi.
One more flew over the cuckoo's nest
Unfair. I think I've seen many an inattentive misbid get treated as a mechanical error. I've also been happy a few times when they don't get away with it. I think sometimes the director got it wrong.
Andy Caranicas's lead problem: A3 9653 K82 T632
I'm hoping to get heart tricks. So I lead the 3 not the 6. I only lead the 6 if it's important for partner to look elsewhere for tricks. I think immediately or early it will be evident.
Winston Chang's bidding problem: Q53 J852 975 T97
Sometimes I do things that are not underwritten in gold. My calculation is that each one has extra values. Each one might think I have the others extra values. I can't sit around and not try.
Phyllis Yates's bidding problem: --- AKTxxx Q98xx AQ
Everybody knows how artificial 3 clubs can be. It seems so wasteful not to use something that is screaming at me. To me the functionality is incredible. Especially when I don't really have a bid that describes my hand to partner. It seems exciting thinking how partner is ...
Steve Myerson's bidding problem: A8 KJ J765 AKQT2
It is a problem sequence. Check out Wolff signoff. But I like transfers over 2N rebids. When partner has 6 hearts and 5 points, she can bid 3 and get to 3. You can use it for constructive auctions. Partner doesn't pass 3, but bids 3N ...
József Szikszai's bidding problem: AKT92 2 9 AKJ753
I think this sequence is more meaningful than bidding clubs then spades. Partner can get the picture that I'm more excited about the 5+ level than the 4 level.
Phyllis Yates's bidding problem: --- AKTxxx Q98xx AQ
My 3 gives partner a 3 bid that he/she didn't have. And get the meaning. 3 will mean partner didn't bid 3. And 3 will mean partner didn't bid 3.
Shawn Drenning's bidding problem: KJ AJ76542 A8 AK
Definitely interesting. Maybe ~25% is too much for me when partner doesn't know if I'm slamming or preempting, not to mention other things.
Eric Kehr's lead problem: QJ64 JT8762 J 43
6 card suits are alarm clocks to me. I can't remember the last time 1 was right. Partner frequently has 1/2. You don't have communication. Partner gets squeezed etc.
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