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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Member Since
July 23, 2010
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Member Type
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 or Gatlinburg. Send me a Private Message if interested.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Being a teammate of Bill Gates.
Bridge Accomplishments
Making 4SXX after Al Roth overcalled 1S (Barbara doubled, not Al :)
Favorite Conventions
Takeout doubles
BBO Username
miko
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Stuff about appeals that some people may find boring
IMHO, that would be a bad description of 2. A P/C 2 shows a hand that wants to play (no more than) 2 if multi bidder has s, a desire to play at least 3 if multi bidder has s. So, typically 0-2s, 3 ...
Assign the passing blames
Ah, yes, the [i]safe[/i] Q :)
Stuff about appeals that some people may find boring
"it's obviously the defence E is playing." Maybe, maybe not. East might well have made a takeout double if holding one, the defense being 'this double means the hand I happen to be holding, what else could it possibly mean?'. As an aside, some do play the double as ...
Stuff about appeals that some people may find boring
It is not really an artificial bid, it is an attempt to play there if partner has s, willingness to play higher if partner has s (so the "artificial" part is that 2s shows s). Check out published defenses to Multi and see how many of them play the ...
Stuff about appeals that some people may find boring
"Your screenmate believed your description of the bid as one that's unambiguously agreed as natural, and therefore believed his partner's double was takeout of spades when it was actually showing spades," I'd like to see that (showing s) in writing, strikes me as quite an unusual agreement ...
Redoubling Isn't Rude
"I ask about their escape system and RHO hands me a convention card." The timing strikes me as inappropriate. "North seems baffled at partner passing. 'That's SOS!? He tries to claim.'" Inappropriate and gratuitous.
Playing with Michael Rosenberg against WalterAvarelli and the BlueTeam
Steve Sion was a great player...and a ch**t. Should we ignore the latter so as to not sully the memory of his great play? I know my answer.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
FWIW, in the Blue Team Club*, 3 [i]would[/i] have been the systemic response (semi-negative, 6(+)-card suit headed by A, K, or QJ). AFAIK, there was no assigned meaning for 3 in the Roman Club books. *English publication 1969 based on Italian version 1967.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
"Forquet makes a takeout double of 1♣ and Siniscalco with 4 cards in each major bids 1♠." Seems normal to me...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I would judge the choices Pass, 2, and 2NT (intending to pass a shortness response of 3).
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