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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
6 minutes 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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The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Last I checked, The Bridge World also carried it.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
"If the board meeting had been held in Memphis, the ACBL would have had to pay for the Memphis meeting PLUS about $50K." Please explain.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Well, if they are being comped, paying their own way?
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
When people say "free" they typically mean "paid for somewhere else".
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
FWIW, I was easily able to play while a college student and for a while after that. Not now...
Another Forcing Pass??
Apparently OP thinks whatever 4 was so standard as to not mention what it meant. OTOH, I've heard of 4 artificial meanings (in addition to natural).
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Still, one has to wonder what the board(s) and ACBL officials are doing as their part of solving this particular problem.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
"Michael: Perhaps you mean, 5♥, 4♣…" 2 meant [i]that[/i], 3 meant
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
"The man passes once & bids 4♣ when he has an easy & fortunate 4♥." An "easy...4" knowing partner had 6, 4, and at most 16 HCP? Really?
Hold on a minute
"I see that the law contains the phrase "so long as it remains on the table" which clearly the card was returned to E's hand once ♣ lead was barred." I did a search (ctl-f) for that phrase, couldn't find it. Did find Law 50.E.2:[quote]Information ...

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