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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours ago
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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Robb Gordon's bidding problem: A762 A95 A76 987
Well, I don't play that way (is partner supposed to never bid 4?), so, (at least I hope so) yes.
Robb Gordon's bidding problem: A762 A95 A76 987
Partner knows I have 4 s, now (with 4) he knows I have support. Second choice = 3. Partner may well have 3 s (hesitation or not).
Craig Biddle's bidding problem: 7 JT AK652 AK843
I have a different idea -- 2NT is a strong, balanced hand.
Need Ptnr & Team for Coral Springs 12/10-16
Score one for the Partnership Desk. Not only did OP get to play, he scored a first and 2 seconds in his Swiss brackets, partnered by George Berger who responded. It [i]can[/i] work...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
My partners (and exes) are probably wondering, so, no, it wasn't me who found that lead.
Double of a splinter bid
The earliest reference to Snapdragon I recall is in "Tiger Bridge", published 1970. It is in a chapter titled "Some Original Ideas" the end of the chapter, just after "The Game-Try Double" (aka Maximal Double).
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
Disclosure of economic arrangements is a non-starter.
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
How can anyone feel comfortable that someone who participated in premeditated collusive cheating would pass up a chance at opportunistic solo cheating? Maybe even contributing to the opportunity...
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
Much as I would like to take credit, pretty sure I've seen it before, maybe not as explicit.
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
"The partnership found to have cheated collusively is barred permanently from playing together as a partnership." I'd suggest instead: Anyone found to have cheated collusively is barred permanently from playing with anyone else found to have cheated collusively.

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