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All comments by Charley Seelbach
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I was kind of surprised there wasn't an open Bermuda Bowl thread as well…

…but then again I didn't go out of my way to make one…

…thread has already shown someone should have created one…
Sept. 27
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“Sorry for opening 2S with that suit” Tom said preemptively
Sept. 18
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As an Ex-Junior some answers to your questions

1. Sometimes they come back. I've got an ex-junior friend who is looking to try to find a time to play again. Even if it seems like these connections stop, sometimes they come back

2. Yes we stop getting crazy good incentives for being juniors. It does start to become for love of game. Bridge gives juniors good incentives for as long as they can, but they do have to have a cut off date.

3. Pay it forward. If you got a chance to mentor a junior, go for it, and you have no idea how much that can do.
Sept. 4
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Person at my club likes to choose hands from the open game, and hands that have a teachable point. Could be defense, bidding, or play. But a nice thing is you can say, this is a real deal, and you can see how people at the club did on this hand.
Aug. 30
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North doesn't seem to know 6007 is only suitable to offense and not defense
Aug. 2
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The only explanation for passing 4c and 5c, was that I had planned to bid 6c if this exact auction happened. I can't get over norths bidding here.
Aug. 1
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Maximum Security shouldn't have been DQed from the Kentucky Derby!! (Actually I think the KY derby ruling was correct, but like Peg said, nature of the beast)
May 15
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Yep, and Cheek said he messed up keycard response when he bid 5C
May 15
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If I ever found myself playing against Fantoni, I don't care who he was partnering with. I would be using an unjust amount of mental energy wondering if he was playing me.

Did that cough mean something?

He just tapped the table twice, was that a code?

Does his pen positioning mean something?

That alone is why pairs that had a prearranged signal need a life time ban.
Dec. 12, 2018
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I named one of my characters in World of Warcraft Fantunes before the cheating scandal broke. The character was a rogue that is based on sneaking up on people and stabbing them in the back. At least the character choice now seems fitting.
Sept. 18, 2018
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Asking our team to withdraw.

Yes we know we are down big, yes we know withdrawing is an option.
Sept. 14, 2018
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Deep Grue
Aug. 10, 2018
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I mean I didn't write down the hand after it happened and there is no hand record. I think I had the 9 of spades and 8 of hearts if that really changes things.
Aug. 6, 2018
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Thanks for entering the well. I've been curious on what sort of process went on for Nick Nickell to choosing you to be on his team.
July 12, 2018
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Free pizza is the universal answer if you to attract a larger than normal junior crowd. There really isn't a replacement (well maybe beer if over 21).
June 12, 2018
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Full hand

https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/common-game-2018-05-10-board-1/

Second time playing with partner and we didn't have some good/bad 2NT. Maybe I should have smashed 5D anyway, but I wasn't sure what was going on. I was mostly just expecting to play 3D, and in matchpoints I was fine with that.

The real issue was I could kind of tell partner was considering 5D over 4S. Opps didn't call the director, but I was still making sure no one considered pass an alternative bid here.

I did double and partner pulled.
May 20, 2018
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I know some pairs at my club that will bid 1c with 4-4-4-1, and announce 1c “as short as 1”. I mean I have no problem with that, but for the sake of discussion, would this question apply for that?
April 10, 2018
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Alright I actually see what you are saying, but wow have we gotten off the rails…

So I'll just say this. There is a massive massive difference between someone who is sexually attracted to children and acts on it, and someone who doesn't act on it. The latter is forgivable, the former isn't.
March 17, 2018
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It feels fitting for Bob Hamman to have the John Hancock spot
March 15, 2018
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They usually show the Baze Senior KOs and a table of the Reisinger…
Nov. 8, 2017
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