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All comments by Don Caplin
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Ditto. Both fiction (I read them all) and straightforward bridge advice.
March 2
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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
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I would have voted for her.
Jan. 9
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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
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I agree; was director called?
Dec. 5, 2017
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Oh, that hand. We played in the same sectional, opponents bidding:
P 1
4
Now my partner threw in a 5D bid, and dealer went to 5 before her partner could double! Down 1.
Oct. 27, 2017
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Declarer had
A K J 9
A Q 9
Q 9
A Q 9 3

when defense didn't playback a . Harrison squeezed them to make 5, tying for top.
Sept. 5, 2017
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It's working now.
May 1, 2017
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All I've gotten (no names yet) so far is the comment, “I think you have software updates to do :)”
April 25, 2017
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X We still play Fishbein, don't we?
March 14, 2017
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When I read the headline, I was sure this was a post from Thailand or other foreign country.
Oct. 23, 2016
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Partner actually had a trap pass, but plays that double would be takeout. Thus my followup poll today (what his double would mean to you)
Oct. 5, 2016
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I was at the game, and the Director asked me what I'd bid with the N hand if partner passed in tempo (though I'm not a peer of North, “experienced Flight B”). I would have passed. I believe she rolled the contract back to 2S.
Sept. 19, 2016
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My name is actually Donald.
When declaring, my partners used to delight when telling me to play low, “Donald, duck.”
Now they like me to ruff with “Donald, trump.”

(Also, I was “the Donald” before he was.)
July 13, 2016
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As a non-profit, does NEYB accept tax-deductable contributions?
June 10, 2016
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At our table, this hand opened 2C, of course. My partner bid 2N (Suction), and it continued:
Dlr 2d 3d 4th
2C 2N* X** 3C
3D P 5D** P
6D ALL P
* C or D + H
** Weak
With dummy holding K X X of D and nothing else, declarer correctly guessed LHO had J X of trump to make the slam.
Dec. 14, 2015
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