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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
21 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

After close to 50 years in NYC, now in the Charlotte, NC area. Have played professionally occasionally the last few years, would be happy to do so more frequently. Would love the chance to travel, especially to a Nationals or Gatlinburg. Send me a Private Message if interested.

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
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Michael Kopera's bidding problem: T62 953 T AKQT73
There was some discussion as to what West should bid over 3. I thought West was endplayed into 3NT, for all West knew partner was concerned about some major suit shortness. The actual West player chose to pass, and commented while laying down the dummy "regretted opening it at ...
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: A6532 A2 JT6 J74
The holder of this hand chose 2, later commented "that was some 2 bid I made!" I suggested that a negative double would have been more flexible. Holder considered it, thought maybe it was close, still preferred 2. The friendly bet was on how close it would ...
"No agreed suit, so Blackwood is out." It is precisely when there is no agreed suit that Blackwood is relevant. Regular Blackwood, that is.
responses to 1NT
Opposite a NT opening, balanced hands (can) ask, unbalanced hands tell. Had merit 20 years ago, has merit now.
What's going on?
Yes, indeed, thx.
What's going on?
AFAIK, any bidding diagram will have a question mark. The question is what is North doing. I only gave the South hand in case someone wanted to make that determination based on their hand.
responses to 1NT
"New York Splinters." Never heard [i]that[/i].
What's going on?
Yes, an immediate 3 would have shown a (solid) source of tricks, asking for a stopper.
What's going on?
South held J653 J72 T954 82.
Michael Kopera's bidding problem: A6532 A2 JT6 J74
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