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All comments by Allan Simon
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I totally hate the idea of permanent sites. The NABC should move around so that players everywhere have a chance to play once near home.
June 9
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Hard to stay, since the bidding diagram doesn't say who was Howie, Annie, etc. Anyway, South should bid 2NT.
May 26
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Yes
May 21
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Another favourite partner was Dr. John Fisher. Crane and Fisher won the Open Pairs at the Spring Nationals at least three times in a row in the 1970s.
May 13
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When discussing Directors who matchpointed quickly, I threw in the name Phil Wood. The answer came “well, yes, but we're talking among human beings”
May 11
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It's about who you know
April 19
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Is he related to Albert Dormer?
April 19
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Many years ago at a Toronto NABC my partner and I played what we called Tri-Star, 3 different systems depending on vulnerability.
In the final round of a large Swiss. Playing for the event, we came up against Mike Smolen and his partner. Smolen looked at our card and said “you can't play 3 different cards”. I asked for a Director who agreed with Smolen. Smolen arrogantly said “I give you 10 seconds to come up with a card”. I wanted to argue the matter some more but my partner said “let's just play two over one”.
“okay”, I answered “but no Smolen”.
April 13
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Is it appropriate to make a play at the speed of light? Better to play in tempo, no?
April 13
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I don't know, but minus 1010.
April 11
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It's not as much about 8 card fit vs 7 card fit as about giving partner another chance to bid if he's got extras. He had AKJxxx AKxxx xx – and would have bid on. The vulnerable opponents bid so much because they had a 12 card fit. I passed at the table and as a result we lost an important match by 1 IMP. I'm glad I have company with my bad decision.
April 11
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Really good luck is when you win in spite of your errors
April 8
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How can all have good luck?
April 8
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Immodestly? I thought he was modest
April 8
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Several news organizations have in fact decided to do away with the customary April 1 fake stories, because fake news spreads so quickly these days and becomes indistinguishable from real news. Perhaps BW has to follow suit, as it were.
April 2
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Haha
April 1
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The only makeable slams wete 6H or 6NT by South. West held xx xx Kx KJ10xxxx and South Qx KQxx Axxx Axx. 6D can be beaten with a club lead and a later ruff.
Could 5NT over 3H be misinterpreted as GSF or is that convention totally obsolete?
March 23
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I could have sworn Joey Silver and Irving Litvack won it one year for withdrawing from the Cavendish.
Jan. 24
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Maybe pronounce the U like a schwa? To rhyme with “the”?
Jan. 22
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How do you pronounce your last name?
Jan. 22
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