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Matthew Weingarten
Matthew Weingarten
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 18, 2012
Last Seen
45 seconds 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
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Honolulu BOD Journal
Juniors already pay $10 less per session and U-19 is free for most sessions (not 100% sure on this one). I'm definitely going to milk the last 1.5 years I have of those discounts before I consider future NABC plans.
Dirty Talk
Can't finesse if the second is ruffed, reducing you to AK tight.
ATB - Hopeless grand
I don't have a problem with the auction until after 6 (if you're playing first-round controls). E is still in the dark about the K of and K of , and should ask. 6 after 6 should say, "Bid 7 with the K of ...
World Bridge Series Pairs Winners
There was a Junior triathlon at the start of the tournament last week. The US had difficulty fielding a team due to school, the World Championships a month prior, etc. I know it was hard because I ended up being on the US team that came together at the last ...
World Bridge Series Pairs Winners
In addition to Curt's comment regarding school, there was also the Junior World Championships just a month prior in China. That makes it really difficult for the Juniors who aren't pros (and there were a few in the Open category) to find the time to dedicate to both ...
ATB Common Game hand
They are playing the 2 response as could be short (source: I know both the players involved in this poll). That's why I disagreed with those who mentioned a 3 raise straight away, and hence why I'd raise to 4 over 3.
ATB Common Game hand
I don't think the 4 bid is horrid at MPs. Besides the shape being distorted (S sounds like a 5-2-4-2 instead of a 5-1-4-3) and N not knowing about an imminent tap on a lead, if S's suit was more meaty, it might be the ...
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.

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