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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Member Since
July 23, 2010
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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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GNT Format: Going Forward
Indeed, why handicaps?
GNT Format: Going Forward
D24 includes a link to the CoC in the event flyer.
Simple Game
I thought some Precision pairs play 1-(1)-3 as preemptive in the minors, what is 3 here instead? Thx.
Istanbul
Cynic that I am, I will view [i]any[/i] good results with skepticism, a virtual asterisk as it were.
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Strangely enough we faced this exact situation in a national-level GNT. We lost in the semis, but for some reason we were apparently expected to play another match to determine 3rd/4th. [i]That[/i] didn't happen. I don't imagine it ever arose again.
Help me find an article
Off-topic, but note that that link will provide access to more articles, including the highly recommended (by me) "Countering Notrump Interference", "The Cooperative Pass", and "Remembering John Lowenthal".
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
My recollection of the progression (sic) of bracketed KOs is that they started in pure form, ie brackets of 16 (as much as possible, but attendance was better in the past, so a real thing), everyone played head-to-head matches throughout. Then came the eureka moment, the realization that by using ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Consider[quote] Appendix C NABC KO Bracketing The principles of Appendix C reduce any entry field to a power of two on day two of the event. These principles are achieved with the use of byes, four-way matches and two-way matches. In the special cases of an entry field that ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
It was neither.
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Was thinking along same lines, that the real D22 fiasco might well be the apparent rancor.
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