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Peg Kaplan
Peg Kaplan
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 17, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Peg Kaplan is the proverbial "jack of all trades; master of none". When not competing at the bridge table, this Grand Life Master promotes the game she loves, with writing, photography, managing bridge websites and coaching.  In "real life," Peg sells real estate in Minnesota, and loves her pet birdies.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making 6NT off 2 aces - and having to play all suits - against the Vanderbilt winners :)
Bridge Accomplishments
Escaping hospitalization from any partners.
Regular Bridge Partners
Bill Kent, Kerry Holloway, Paul Meerschaert, Kurt Schaeffer
Favorite Tournaments
Nebraska Regional
Favorite Conventions
Invitational jump responses, CRASH
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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What should the selectors do?
"US teams have won only two BB since 2003 and haven’t won the Vanderbilt trophy (Olympiad) since 1988. Leaving aside the cheating scandal..." Peter, I would say that this is a big item to "leave aside"!
Steve Tyer's bidding problem: T987 KJT95 --- AKJ8
I'm bidding whatever shows hearts and a minor (I play capp, so I'm a 2 bidder.) Looks to me more like I have hearts and a minor than the majors :)
1NT or 1S??
Steve, IMHO depends a lot on the specifics of the 17. Spot cards matter. Having a suit that might well take lots of tricks matters. Fewer jacks matter. I actually have had good luck with upgrading. But I do not think I am a "frequent upgrader"...
1NT or 1S??
I think #1 is clearly a better hand and a clear 1 opener. (It meets my criteria for 1 also because I hate opening 1NT with a decent 5 card major and xx somewhere else.) #2 very close for me. Waffled back and forth prior to voting and ...
ACBL Chief Executive Dismissed
Steve - first, I was talking about individuals. Probably (alas) not all that common that everyone is doing a great job. (And please note I am speaking in generalities; not directed at anyone in particular.) I agree that almost all the time, having "new faces and new ideas" over time is ...
Gary Donner's bidding problem: K9872 98 A73 QJ5
If I had this hand: KJ109x, xx, AJ9x, xx - slightly fewer points but a better suit and (perhaps) working cards in diamonds, I'd be more likely to overcall. More than one of my mentors have stressed that having good spot cards in your suit can make a huge difference ...
ACBL Chief Executive Dismissed
IMHO, people have been on "long enough" when they are not doing a good job. I've never had an issue with people continuing on IF others wish them to do so and the general view is that they are excellent people.
A list of "Just bridge" situations
Phil - I'm having difficulty understanding your point. Is it that all the items you describe above you think are not "just bridge"? And - if I am correct that this is what you meant - then my second question is - what is one supposed to do then? (And I would treat ...
Gary Donner's bidding problem: K9872 98 A73 QJ5
Aaack; got 10-15 on my CC for balancing NT. (Isn't that different from an opening or overcall NT, though? I'm guessing once again you are going to tell me NO, Keith - eh?)
Gary Donner's bidding problem: K9872 98 A73 QJ5
Keith - is that true both for an opening NT range and a balancing NT range? (I will be polite and not ask about the pros who play a range of 12-18........ :D)

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