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Matthew Weingarten
Matthew Weingarten
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 18, 2012
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Junior player who graduated from the University of Florida with a major in Computer Science and minors in Mathematics and Statistics. Now a Software Engineer at Nielsen. Bridge is love, Bridge is life.

If my real name isn't familiar, you might know me by my nickname commonly used by fellow Juniors and/or members of the USBF program, Beans.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing with (not against) Jeff Meckstroth
Bridge Accomplishments
4th in 2016 0-10K Swiss, 9th in 2016 0-10K Fast Pairs, 4th in 2017 NAP Flight B, 22nd in 2018 Fast Pairs, 7th in 2018 Wernher Open Pairs
Regular Bridge Partners
Marge Boldus, Justin Coniglio, Arjun Dhir, Jeff Edelstein, Sam Goldberg, Bob McEwan, and Sally Meckstroth
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Clearwater Duplicate Bridge Club, St. Petersburg Bridge Club, Tampa Bay Bridge Center
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
Kickback, Kokish, Maximal Doubles
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
My Favorite
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ATB Common Game hand
I don't like the 3 bid when N is clearly trying to avoid 3NT. And when he shows max 2 card support, S should pull 4 with an empty suit, IMO.
What are your pet peeves?
Pulling one bid out of the bidding box at a time. It takes more time to do and put back together and no, it does not make you look as cool as you think it does.
What are your pet peeves?
The best part is when you're playing a match that's being Vupgrahed and one of the commentators (one of BW's most respected posters) suggests that your team might consider withdrawing. My teammates and I play matches to learn, not to save face.
10 card Solid or almost solid suits.
Not even sure what the right adjective is for leaving in the X with quite possibly 0 tricks on defense.
10 card Solid or almost solid suits.
It's funny, because I held an 8-5 on Saturday in the Common Game and a 10-bagger the night before on BBO. The 8-5: Jxxxx JT8xxxxx - -. All white, it went 2C on my left, 2D on my right, and not quite sure what the right level was, I bid 4H ...
In The Well: David Berkowitz
At least there is a light at the end of the tunnel for the Mets. The Jets are doomed for eternity.
Need An Auction
I was saying bidding 3NT over 3C - not bidding 3H. I can't fault 4C over 3S either.
Need An Auction
It's not the best partnership practice, but the best route to 6NT might start with S bidding 3NT over 3C with what rate to be double stoppers in the two suits has expressed doubt in. Unless N is strongly pulling for a C slam at this point (since a ...
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
Granted, the other direction can make three slams (two of which are on a hook, and the other is a more difficult trump position), but that was not a good time to go for that number.
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
Great run by my friends in USA2. I know that loss will be tough to swallow, but considering this all began on the final board in the trials a few months ago, there's nothing to be ashamed of.

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