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Oh, no! It's the Italians all over again! Best get busy. Actually, best find some deep pockets for Bridge University. Exhume Ira!
19 hours ago
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I hope I'm never on jury duty with you guys.
21 hours ago
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Bright flames often burn out quickly.
21 hours ago
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The only problem is that nowadays students expect us to come out with 5 hours to winning bridge – and mean it!
Aug. 18
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Ooh, Phil Ochs! Cool.
Aug. 18
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That's what I was looking for. Self-colonoscopy is getting a bit much, especially when the organization has a head wound.

That said, I rebid my original comment elsewhere that it would be worthwhile for ACBL to establish a simple system for after-action reports by tourney chairs and DICs from Units on up, available read-only for anyone, and to offer a tourney chair free “How to, lessons learned” video on line.
Aug. 18
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Define “Beginning” If it's “um, ok this is a deck of cards” and go from there, “A Taste of Bridge” by Jeff Bayone is far and away the best. What we all need to work on is the follow on text(s). It's reasonably priced, too.
Aug. 17
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Ian, I don't consider that to be part of garbage Stayman – it's just normal Stayman, the way I was taught it. The garbage variety is 4-4-5-0 (or 4-4-4-1, but many hate that), with a hand that can't sit for 1NT to play. I play this over strong NT. Over weak no trump double-barreled Stayman works pretty good.(2C could be garbage, 2D game forcing.) It takes a while to convince someone to use Stayman with 5-4 majors, then rebid 2 of the 5 card suit (drop dead, but can be corrected to 2NT, drop dead.) Most want to use transfers and wind up missing the optimum contract.
Aug. 17
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I concur, but thank goodness for Juniors. When I play cards, I want to play CARDS. It's just not the same on a 'puter. But, then, I still use paper.
Aug. 17
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I wondered when that would be discussed. Players hated the “hole cams” but came to love them when they realized how they promoted the game by making it look easy. It is, when you can see the hole cards! Time for a strategic alliance with our card playing brethren.
Aug. 17
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Why not? There's a golf college awarding degrees for budding pros (emphasis on being a club pro).
Aug. 15
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It would be nice if when everyone is back to respective homes and rested we could have a WBF forum to do an after action summary, with recommendations for next time. Please don't focus on hands, etc., unless there was a truly rotten ruling. Instead, focus on procedures, com links, coverage, etc. Still looking for that wonderful video. Maybe they are saving it for the finale.
Aug. 15
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Has anyone been able to find a good link to that video that we could see for but a short time a couple of days ago?
Aug. 14
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math errors appreciated by us dumb folks.
Aug. 13
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Why not pass? It's not a crime.
Aug. 12
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Not Invented Here still blows.
Aug. 12
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Dude, quit already. I've hired pros to play with me. I still suck, and all of them will confirm it. If I ever win the skinnybuilt or whatever, I'll have to have come a long way from my current lack of ability to count a damn hand.
Aug. 12
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Dig in, dig deep
Aug. 12
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Tiger lost. Brooks won. Get over it. Talent and other factors prevailed. Stop bitching and start recruiting, dammit!
Aug. 12
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yeah, as a candidate for the Exec Dir job I'd kinda like that to go to a separate room for discussion.
Aug. 12
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