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Peg Kaplan
Peg Kaplan
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Member Since
June 17, 2010
Last Seen
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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.

Country
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
pbundy
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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David Yates's bidding problem: A7 JT2 3 AQJT953
Sorry; I was a 5 club bidder earlier....
Please Rank your Top 3 Favorite systems played by you
Ed. Time does allow for full disclosure in pairs because systems that take a great deal of time are not allowed in these events. I realize that some people think whatever they wish to play should be allowed - and if that means we can then only play 10 boards in ...
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: --- AK98765 K9872 9
I think I would have bid 4 originally ... ergo, now I could bid 5 over the double and have a better sense of having shown my hand.
Providing Information When Not Asked
Dale, if you tell someone "we lead A from AK" - then why wouldn't they assume that you did all the time, unless you explain that you do NOT all the time? (I would assume that with AK doubleton, leading the opposite of what is "standard" for you would be ...
Does anyone know what time it is?
Georgie - I hear you! I got a literally last minute date many moons ago with a great player at the Madison regional. We missed 1st by 1/2 matchpoint to two guys named Soloway and Wold.... But I got over 25 masterpoints (back when 25 meant something!) and was THRILLED ...
King from Ace-King when suit is supported?
We lead A from AK normally. But, when a suit has been bid and raised OR if we are at the 5 level or higher, we lead king from AK. One is much more likely to lead an unsupported ace in these situations, so the king is more helpful to ...
Please Rank your Top 3 Favorite systems played by you
My guess, Ed, is because in a pair event, the event is more equitable if you play many pairs throughout a session. Let's say you had to play 8+ boards in a pair event - or - to make it slightly more rational (a stretch) - 6. You'd be playing approximately ...
Providing Information When Not Asked
Dale, I do exactly what you say when applicable; circle a bunch of items. People who look will often wonder what is going on - but - then we are able to explain in which situations which card is usually led. For instance, we have different rules about leading from AK holdings ...
Does anyone know what time it is?
Emily - interesting stats. Yet, when you have "city of the regional" - this really is not an accurate reflection of participation. I realize that you do mention this possibility. But, to clarify, Coralville has a population of about 20,000. Iowa City, the "primary city" of this area has a 70 ...
Please Rank your Top 3 Favorite systems played by you
I do not agree at all. As Wayne states, it is an entirely different animal if you are playing 8+ boards against a pair, and have the opportunity to understand your opponents' system in advance, versus a pair game. With only 2 boards, time does not allow for full disclosure.
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