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All comments by Don Caplin
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A good reason to play Fishbein.
Feb. 19
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I've read every bridge novel I could find, and this is second only to “Yarborough” by B.H. Friedman
Jan. 7
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One local player added a “Director Next” card to his box.
Dec. 24, 2018
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Wife and I are “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” when it comes to bridge.
We went to the last Hawaii NABC, and it was “a week we will remember for the rest of our lives.” Which is why we're home playing against the same opponents for the 100th week in a row."
Nov. 28, 2018
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David: “things are FAR worse at the club level.” You have no idea…unless you've played in a club that shows all previous scores on Bridgemate. Apparently many players are unable to read, because their partner announces scores out loud for their (and sharp-eared neighbors') benefit.
Nov. 27, 2018
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We're paying more for less.
When I joined ACBL, our District had a print publication, as did our Unit. Now neither one does. And some want to scrap the monthly “Bull,” as well as NABC Daily Bull.
Yet prices keep going up.
Nov. 24, 2018
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“It's a Wonderful World” (1939). Jimmy Stewart psyches a 7 spade bid to escape the cops.
Nov. 10, 2018
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A former partner went to Boston U, and he recruited a bridge team by making posters with the following: “Win a free trip to Anaheim!” He “guaranteed” that people he taught would be in the Top 4 of the Intercollegiate Championships that year, and he was right.
And the way he and I got civilians to learn bridge was by offering “free bridge lessons,” which was the Easybridge model back then.
Nov. 3, 2018
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Jon: Thanks for all your efforts to keep this going. It's frustrating that alums have no say in the matter.
Sept. 29, 2018
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Our agreement is “Randy Ray Cuebid”: for unbid suits with a stronger holding in the unbid minor.
Aug. 15, 2018
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Try DoBoPoCo, invented on Cape Cod originally for mentally handicapped to play bridge.
You'd have to play a bunch of hands with it to see if it works.
Aug. 8, 2018
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In the late 60s, the Boston Red Sox had a regular bridge game, maybe Yaz, Bill Lee, Jim Willoughby, Bernie Carbo? Now they're into multiple-player computer games (and one of them allegedly developed Repetitive Stress Injury from them).
May 22, 2018
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Playing bridge at work, opponents sacrificed at 8 level (permitted in house rules). My boss REALLY wanted to play the hand, so he bid 8 over their 8.
May 15, 2018
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We played bracketed swiss on Sun, which were mostly 3-ways. Asked a director for help entering, and she didn't know how, had to ask another director.
Ideally you'd have pre-dealt hands and Bridgemate at each table, but perhaps not realistic for such a large tourney.
April 27, 2018
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“The biggest roadblock is the number of MP corrections from teams.”
When we played bracketed swiss, I saw “estimated MPs” in itals on the screen, and “actual MPs” in bold, so I thought an estimate was close enough.
April 27, 2018
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Ditto. Both fiction (I read them all) and straightforward bridge advice.
March 2, 2018
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Bridge novels:
1. “YARBOROUGH” by B.H. Friedman (https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/bh-friedman/yarborough/)

2. “The Cardturner” Louis Sachar
Feb. 20, 2018
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I would have voted for her.
Jan. 9, 2018
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Here's Diane Barton (around 16:00):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sx1lvO8L2o&list=PL39ftvD_GHaEXJCry46G3_qp2-e_hkBXj&index=23

The best question was “How many points do you need to open?”
Answer: “Goren says 13, but I've done it with 11.”
Jan. 8, 2018
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I agree; was director called?
Dec. 5, 2017
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