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I played against him once at a club in Crystal City. His wife declared both boards and butchered both. I was very impressed that he didn't indicate the slightest displeasure.

I barely refrained from thanking him for a then-very-recent decision, in which he concurred, that evened up my father's SCOTUS appearances at 1 win 1 loss.
July 17
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I agree that partner could hold that hand, but that leaves RHO bidding 1NT with at most the J, probably tripleton, and xx or xxx in Clubs. Bidding 1NT with two suits unguarded (and loaded for bear in the pointed suits) seems unlikely.
June 20
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Our club is literally adjacent to the Fire Station. As fires are less common with modern building codes, these are all paramedics. And the station has an ambulance.

We asked them to drop in when the club smelled of gas. Unfortunately, they determined there was a major hazard from a leaking heater and dispersed the game.
June 20
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We still have metal boards, spelled out.
June 20
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Why aren't the arms of the Roundel family a roundel?
June 6
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In college we had a magical second round of the GNT. Second-lowest seeded team, we won our first 6 and tied the last. (We won it by 1 IMP, which was then scored as equal VP) Of course, from a match standpoint we were clear first.

We didn't qualify, as all our wins were fairly close. I had heard rules were changed to prevent a recurrence, but apparently not.
May 29
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I have a feeling that bridge players who patronize such establishments will have little trouble identifying San Francisco's.
May 18
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This has been done in the past.

Given that San Franciscans eat out more than residents of any other large city, whatever guide is assembled will be just the tip of the iceberg.
May 18
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I'd like to see the N-S Convention Card. It seems to me that E has a valid complaint that N-S are failing to alert non-standard bids (not 2?); I'm going to guess their card doesn't explain their non-standard responses; and the explanation given was inadequate. I think E is well within his rights to express astonishment.
May 17
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I have a different conclusion: that there isn't much demand for NABCs held in college dormitories. At least they aren't running Nationals on overpriced cruise ships.
May 17
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$165 is a huge bargain for any hotel on either coast. If the breakfast seems to dear, there is a Starbucks and a Peet's within one block of the Marriott, and a lot of other choices besides.
May 15
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I guess he exaggerated the paperwork issue for comic effect.
Feb. 22
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Ironically, my mother left me her copy of this book, which I loved as a child (I was in school with Buchwald's children) and I just had to discard it when my roof leaked and some books were damaged.
Feb. 21
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Wrote a book “Too Soon to Say Goodbye”. There was some financial issue as he outlived the six months allotted for Medicare hospice care.
Feb. 21
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The fact all but one of your opponents used the written defense strikes me as evidence it's very hard to decide on a good defense in the 5 minutes before the round starts.
Feb. 7
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Is there any line if South is 2=5=4=2 and North is 5=4=3=1?
Jan. 31
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I just wanted to echo trying to find a spouse, child, or caretaker. Harry may have a _treatable_medical condition that isn't so obvious when he isn't trying to concentrate. (Kidney failure, uncontrolled diabetes, and heart problems come to mind, and I'm not an M.D.) Of course, he likely has permanent cognitive decline, but I wouldn't rule out the other possibility.
Jan. 31
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I'm not sure about “unfortunately”. My father (over 90) says no he would rather be dead than confused, although in the event he may change his mind.
Jan. 31
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I'm not going to defend $375K on a failed software implementation, but there is no way that Excel is the correct tool for the job.
Oct. 11, 2018
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On one occasion, yes. I predict a pattern.
Oct. 8, 2018
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