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Sounds like a first. What was the score?
5 hours ago
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NEAL,

I'M OUT OF THE LOOP.
ARE YOU KIDDING US?
6 hours ago
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Jim, can't make it but I'm sure Peg Kaplan as well as others can fix you up.
6 hours ago
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Great Post!
6 hours ago
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Don't know, but I would think that Don's number are about right;

The old 10-1 ratio for all things Canadian and U.S. seems to be in line.
6 hours ago
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Go Fred Pollack – and Peter Weichsel, whom I've been a long-time kibitzer of who doesn't even know my name.
7 hours ago
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Go Fred Pollack - he's the only person in the top 50 I've had the pleasure of partnering!

(Yeah, we once won a club match point game together in Cincy.)
10 hours ago
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The ACBL Encyclo of Bridge (2011, Manley) provides much substance in the discussion of Jounalist and Rusinow leads (pgs 436 and 438). Presumably, these are patterned after those of the six previous editions, titled The Official Encyclopedia of Bridge (not not under ACBL auspices).
July 22
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Randy, indeed - but if your usual method is “systems on” then you need to agree/not agree in this instance – similar to the question is Leb on in auctions after a 1NT overcall.
July 21
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A very erudite thread, with kudos to many. No idea there was so much non-agreement on specifics or on semantics, or even on the history back to Ely. I guess the bottom line is discuss all elements with partner if adopting anything.
July 21
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I haven't seen comments – here or elsewhere – as to pros/cons after partner's 1NT Overcall.

Always on; never on; depends on opponents suit; etc?

Opinions?
July 21
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Why is the reference in the first comment above no longer available?
July 19
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Perhaps “in depth” does require a 46 dollar outlay, but why not begin a one-year trial of the basics (free) first?
July 19
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I've had similar problems on two occasions and was perplexed but gather it was something like Eugene just explained. Unexpected and puzzling. Apparently, certain words set off a computer flag of some sort.
July 19
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Yes.

The reviewer, in closing, notes that Diamond reminds us that the best starting point (for improving evaluation skills) remains “Secrets.”
July 16
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Jonathan: Not sure you got my drift
(Very few enjoy a NABC more than me.)

My point is that the rank and file of players who attended NABCs in the past are fading away – for a variety of reasons:
death, old age, general crankiness, increased difficulty with travel, expense, not scoring well, master point disease, no interest in kibitzing anyone let alone the best, and a few more that I shouldn't mention.

To the extent that the above reflects reality, most of the above players are increasingly content not to meander to far from home, including the younger ones (under age 70). They want master points as cheaply as possible!

Yes, there are enough locals to keep the regional-rated events afloat but very few of those players have an interest in trying to socialize in the elite bar after 11:00 with expert players, for the most part, who are absorbed (understandably) in their own world. Aloofness and self-absorption have always existed and it will increase.

Let's hope the nationals can somehow continue, even though the good ship USS ACBL continues to flounder off course.
July 15
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A repeat from another post which may be of interest:

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The latest August 2017 of The Bridge World carries an article by Al Levy titled “Robots in Theory and Practice, III.”
(Must say that I and II got by me.)

Serious participants may want to track these down. As a casual, non-participating reader of this upcoming event, I'm confused as to what kind of robots all of you will be up against.

The article cited above concludes with a reference to www.computerbridge.com which may/may not be of interest to contestants.

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July 15
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Ah, “Rectitude.”

One of the most descriptive and unused words in the English language. How dare you desecrate it? :)
July 15
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Yes, how true – often doesn't speak well for the collateral contributors.
July 15
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An unusual squib has been published in the latest issue of The Bridge World (August 2017) that relates to the Norwegian players and their Monaco residence.

Apart from this, I'm unaware of any published information relative to income tax inquiries of professional players abroad or in the U.S.

I assume, at least in the U.S., that inquiries, indictments, convictions or the like, are unavailable to the public.

Am I mistaken?
July 15
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