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Gregory Nowak
Gregory Nowak
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Member Since
May 13, 2014
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Beyond over the hill but not hope.

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I like thoughtful comments and apolitical analysis.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Walking into the local club at the tender age of 31 (1980) armed with 16-18 and Blackwood that I had gotten out of a book. In a few months I got to play with a decent standby and we won. The next week we won again. And then ..."What is this club bid you call Stayman and I'm worried about my clubs?". And we didn't win.
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning 2 events at an old sectional when they only had 4. I had 200 masterpoints. My team won the thu bam and my partner and I won the sat open paris. There were no strats or flights.
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Would you call for the director?
The first thing that struck me upon seeing Jeff's post, was simplicity. I grabbed at an easy answer. His wording in the title and poll choices says a lot to me. A whole lot of info in the comment follow-ups. I still would not "call for" or ever "call ...
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç's bidding problem: ATx 98xx QJx AJx
I don't look at it as lying. Yes, I thought about the heart situation. And how I don't see solace with anything I do.
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: AQJT5 KQJT6 6 AJ
I think this hand is awkward hcp, controls, distribution, and auction. 4 and hope.
Simon Weinberger's bidding problem: A974 6 J8543 AJ5
I have a mtchpt field and opps. And maybe how's my game going. And I've been looking over these for years. Most recent ones that seem to work well have been exactly 4 spades 333 and 10-12 hcp. This one's a little different.
Would you call for the director?
There could have been different poll options. No. I would not call the director. Yes. I think if somebody wants to call the director, that is fine. Hopefully, the director listens and everybody knows it is time for him/her to leave.
Platinum Point and Membership Stats - ACBL?!
The numbers I saw about 3 yrs ago were 168,000 with 50% below 200 masterpoints. I guess could have been stale numbers. Don't mess with platinum points. Do something about performance ratings. It's such a huge void. There are so many possibilities. Make them provisional at the ...
Leonard Hall's bidding problem: AT43 73 943 AQJ4
The rebids over 2 have ambiguities. If 2 guarantees 3 hearts, it may be with/without a dia stopper. If 2 can be a 4 card suit, it should deny a dia stopper. Some like 2N to guarantee a dia stopper. I like 3 to deny ...
Leonard Hall's bidding problem: AT43 73 943 AQJ4
The 2 4sf has so much room/potential. It seems like a discretionary partnership should get it right. How about responder bidding something and getting a clarification?
Leonard Hall's bidding problem: AT43 73 943 AQJ4
If your partnership wants to have 2 have potential of only 2 hearts, now responder has 1 more bid - 2.
Paul Block's bidding problem: 4 KJ93 AK986 KJ9
Long ago it was singletons including A K Q for flying fur. Aging players don't have as much fur. You could get some scrawny tufts here, but I wouldn't call it illegal per se.
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