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I voted for West should have doubled but in the range of bridge crimes chronicled in problems like this, this is more like a parking ticket – not even a misdemeanor.
Sept. 28, 2014
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That is a superb field. Will there be VuGraph?
Sept. 14, 2014
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Constructive, 3 or more trump.
Sept. 10, 2014
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My preference is not to play weak jump overcalls at all, but Roman Jumps and Astro. Astro sure comes in handy on this hand (exactly four hearts, five or more clubs, a decent to great hand). Note that this hand would be just as awkward to bid if you took HCP's away.
Aug. 19, 2014
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Jonathan,

Before you left last time, you said you had answered all the questions posed, but I asked on August 14:

And Jonathan, as a sidebar to Josh's question: How much have you played online, particularly how many ACBL games? How do you find it different from F2F bridge?
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I remember many years ago, Fred Gitelman appeared before one of the boards and he said quite a few members had never played a hand of online bridge. I assumed that this has changed in the intervening years.

I would think that a member of the national BOD or BOG never playing online bridge, and particularly ACBL games, would be the equivalent today of never having attended a regional or a club game. I'm not suggesting that online bridge is for everyone, but I would think a board member has a special responsibility to understand such an important part of the present and future of bridge.
Aug. 19, 2014
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And Jonathan, as a sidebar to Josh's question: How much have you played online, particularly how many ACBL games? How do you find it different from F2F bridge?
Aug. 14, 2014
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Why, Nick?
Aug. 13, 2014
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For folks who enjoyed this report, but haven't looked at Walter's profile, there is plenty of other good stuff at his blog: http://winklebridge.blogspot.com/p/blog-page.html
Aug. 13, 2014
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Jonathan Steinberg wrote:

“There will always be modifications and new rules and regulations. The game of bridge is not static nor should it be.”

I think you just made one of the most eloquent arguments against your own proposal.
Aug. 13, 2014
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Thanks for the clarification.
Aug. 10, 2014
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Jeff, Jonathan, or any other members of the BOD or BOG: I'd just like a clarification. I thought the purpose of the BOG is to review the motions and activities of the BOD and ACBL officials. Is it customary for BOG members to propose legislation?
Aug. 10, 2014
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This motion strikes me as wrongheaded and reactionary, and totally unfair
to online players who have paid ACBL sanction fees thinking the points earned would not be segregated. I can see lawsuits on the horizon.

The notion of preserving “the integrity of ACBL history” is just silly. The masterpoint inflation, bracketed knockouts, flighted events, etc., have made it impossible to compare the achievements of players in different eras, at least with masterpoints as a vehicle.

Masterpoints have been a valuable marketing tool for the ACBL. And there is surely some correlation between masterpoints amassed and skill levels. But just as the person who has the time to play ten online tournaments a day can rack up lots of masterpoints, so can the “F2F” player who happens to be more affluent travel to more tournaments, hire pros, etc.

Most importantly, we want to encourage as much play as possible, online and F2F. The motion includes the sentence: “We should not mix oil and water.” I have seen the future, and it includes online bridge as a crucial part of the future of bridge. Online bridge IS bridge, and for the very young, the very old, the disabled, the player without a partner, often the only form of bridge possible.

As Gene more eloquently stated above, what problem does this solve?
Aug. 8, 2014
Dave Feldman edited this comment Aug. 8, 2014
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Thanks, Greg (and Michael). That was my only concern. Now I can be an informed voter. :-)
July 23, 2014
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I can't answer this without the answer to one question: What's the refund policy if one pre-registers and then can't play? For example, I was planning on being at the Nationals all tournament and then a kidney stone did me in.
July 22, 2014
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Yes, it's probably the best of its genre in Las Vegas. One of my favorite places, Beijing Noodle Cafe, just closed. They made their own hand-pulled noodles and wontons.
July 19, 2014
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Hi Rebecca, In that same mall as Shaanxi Gourmet is a fantastic Thai restaurant, Chada Thai. Unfortunately, they are on vacation this week and will reopen on Monday. It is a great place, with some Southern Thai specialties unavailable anywhere else in Las Vegas, along with a fantastic wine and craft beer list. It is much smaller and quieter than Lotus of Siam, and open until 3:00 a.m. 7 days a week. It killed me not to be able to include it in my guide. If for whatever reason the menu for Shanxii doesn't appeal, the bigger China Mama in the same mall is a good, not great, Chinese with a huge menu.
July 19, 2014
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That's my guess, Poly. During business-oriented conventions, Fortuna is festooned with laptops, in my experience.
July 18, 2014
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There are actual “back rooms.”
July 17, 2014
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Unless things have changed recently, there is free WiFi at the coffee shop in the lobby.
July 17, 2014
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Blocking suits were my specialty when I was a novice. Congrats on what sounds like a great event.
July 10, 2014
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