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@Steve: Because we're in love with the beauty of the game of bridge?
Aug. 15
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Isn't Dodger Stadium the third oldest stadium in baseball, after Fenway Park and Wrigley Field? (The current Yankee Stadium is not “the house that Ruth built”.)
Aug. 9
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Not enough non-whites on the other four teams for you, Sarah? I'm guessing based on last names, but I think there are only four whites on those teams.
Aug. 8
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John, are you saying that you cannot use X as conventional against a 1NT opening, regardless of range? Or do you mean that the default meaning of X is penalty?
Aug. 8
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It cost $5 a day to commute from the airport to the tournament. Did anybody try this?
Aug. 8
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I've edited the article to make it clear that partner bid 4, not double.
Aug. 7
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Ray is correct, a slip of the finger.
Aug. 7
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Partner bid 4 as shown in the bidding diagram, it's the text that was incorrect.
Aug. 7
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Ray makes a good point here. There are more EBL members than there are ACBL members, and they appear to have more younger players than we do. There are also a lot of players in Asia as well. We will probably wind up being a “poor relation” of the Eurasian players.
Aug. 5
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I think it was said of both Crawford and Schenken. I think many years ago somebody did do a poll in which they asked experts to name the second best player and came out with very sensible rankings.
Aug. 5
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In the fine tradition of BridgeWinners pedantry, a light-year is not a measure of time.
Aug. 5
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Maybe I'm out of line, and this certainly isn't my business, but I thought BW had a policy against political discussions.
Aug. 5
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You should be grateful that your director took a poll. My partner also hesitated at the NABC, but it was agreed to by both sides. (It was a very long one.) The director was summoned, and said that he would take it under advisement. He made no mention of a poll. I had chosen the most successful bid for us, and it was rolled back to the least successful bid.


The director did not tell us to wait around until a decision was made, and we left after the end of the session. The roll back was done after the initial scores were posted. We were N-S, so he knew where to find us, and it was the 11th round of 13 - maybe that wasn't enough time to get back to us.


Perhaps my action was so egregious that no poll was needed - I think I'll make a new post about this.
Aug. 4
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We did get full disclosure - sorry if I implied otherwise.
Aug. 4
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Did you mean 32 million? That's a pretty good total, since the number of tourists coming to the USA in 2016 was 75 million. https://skift.com/2017/07/20/international-tourism-to-the-united-states-dropped-in-2016/
Aug. 3
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There are people on this site who spend many hours inventing new bidding systems. And there are certainly people on this site who, after a bad session, spend hours looking at the hand records trying to find where they went wrong; I know - I'm one of them. And there are people on this site who read match reports. Why then, is it so unlikely that there's someone on this site spending hours looking things up on Wikipedia?
Aug. 3
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Playing Landy, double shows a good hand, penalty-oriented. 2 shows the majors (could have 5 and 4 - we play a 2 response as conventional), 2 is natural, 2NT is for the minors, and higher bids are natural.

This leaves no mechanism for conventionally showing a major plus a minor. Therefore, in my Landy partnerships, we overcall 2M and hope to sort it out.
Aug. 3
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The host hotel for the MLS All Star game is the Hyatt Regency. So any soccer fans can drop by the lobby and look for famous players.
July 31
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I do think that David meant Kenneth Lay. As this wasn't bridge-related, was a long time ago, wasn't in David's part of the country, and was only mentioned once, I certainly think he's allowed a mulligan.
July 30
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Ray, your comment seems to indicate that you did not know how many members were on the BOD.

While I do not expect very many ACBL members to know that there are 25 BOD members, I expect somebody writing an article on this matter to know the number.
July 30
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