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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Member Since
July 23, 2010
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Bridge Player
about me

Have played professionally occasionally the last few years, would be happy to do so more frequently. I normally play locally (CT, NJ, NYC), but would certainly consider travelling, especially to a Nationals. Send me a Private Message if interested.

United States of America

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Bridge Accomplishments
Making 4SXX after Al Roth overcalled 1S (Barbara doubled, not Al :)
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Diamond Life Master
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The books have got to go.... Part II
I would suggest that whoever told you [i]that[/i] was wrong, at least I sure hope so.
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
I don't you know if you've noticed, but bridge [i]is[/i] inherently complicated...
suggested defence vs a unusual 2-way bid.
Most would say not GCC (although 3 with the same meaning might be) -- but there could be those who would argue that if played/explained as asking for a void it [i]would[/i] be [color=red][size=23]☻
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
Methinks some people have romanticized, nostalgic memories of verbal bidding -- if they actually went back to it, they might well feel differently. Similar to my recollection of my favorite TV shows from my much younger days -- every now and then I get a chance to catch a rerun, invariably it ...
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
BTW, by and large I like/trust people. I still lock my doors...
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
Bidding boxes [i]exactly[/i] replicate the bridge vocabulary. It doesn't eliminate "everyone's humanness, their personalities", whatever [i]that[/i] is supposed to mean -- unless intonation/inflection/volume and the like is what [i]that[/i] means.
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
"because in order to "not cheat" you need to speak in a robotic monotone when you bid." Indeed, this is the crux of the matter. We learn to communicate orally not only with the words we use, but also with [i]how[/i] we express them. Then to play bridge ...
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
as does the agenda...
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
The notion that saying "One Spade" is somehow more social, more fun than placing the 1 bidding card is inexplicable. Were it true, wouldn't it then be logical to extend it to play of the hand, having each player announce his card as played (maybe not even actually ...
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
There is something to be said with starting with bidding boxes from day 1 -- no adjustment need be made later, if that's all they know, they have no reason to think anything of it. As to cost (something I can relate to, unfortunately), perhaps someone or some entity would ...

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