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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
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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.

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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Active Ethics?
While it may superficially look like a bidding problem, it isn't one at all.
Official Version of New Convention Charts
I realized [i]that[/i] when I made my reply (and stand by it). Looking through the local Fairfield, NJ regional results, I could identify one Precision pair for sure.
Official Version of New Convention Charts
40%? If so, likely a localized phenomenon imho.
Reflected UI
"Was I ethically compelled to bid 4♠ because I had that kind of UI?" Knowing partner is likely to forget is not UI. If you do have UI, yes, you are ethically compelled to bid 4. Me, I wouldn't be "guessing" he forgot, I'd just bid appropriately.
Minimum for 2S
When partner opens 1NT I [i]have[/i] to choose between 1NT and 2(+). If the opponents overcall 1NT (with eg 2), I can choose to pass (and would with 5 and zilch).
Very Unusual Notrump
s at matchpoints?
Minimum for 2S
While I would surely bid 2 with [i]that[/i] suit, I wouldn't do it with "no other face* cards". *I'm guessing OP is including aces in faces
ATB - duplication
Just for drill, a 4 control hand: AKxxxKQJxxQxx. Or KJxxxKQxxxAQx (still ok without the Q, with the J if played from the North side).
my hand tells me partner has misbid
True, the disclosure (I'm suggesting) is that 2 would have had a different meaning if by an unpassed hand.
ATB - duplication
IIRC, the relay structure I used to play would avoid 6. When shape and controls are what matter, it is hard to beat relays for bidding and avoiding slams.

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