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Good luck to Aaron/Andrew and their teammates. BRING IT HOME!
Aug. 5
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Nicolas…..All things considered, I thought it went very well. We had an issue one match where there was nobody at our assigned table nearly 15 minutes after the match started. It took longer than expected for the issue to be resolved, apparently that was one of your stationary issues. But thanks for this explanation, and look forward to next time.
Aug. 2
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New York lost one of its good guys. Mark will be missed
June 18
Glenn Eisenstein edited this comment June 18
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Since we were partners at the bridge table, and away from it, for a number of years, it's hard to come up with one…or two, favorite memories. Margie was, as others have noted, a fiercely loyal friend who might tell you off at times, but defend you if others who didn't know you as well tried to.

Margie's partners knew that she had “rules.” I wasn't one to listen to rules too often at the bridge table, but for years she would repeat something along the lines of “clubs against slams, diamonds against club slams and hearts against no trump.” Years passed, i don't think I ever followed it….

Until….one day I was on lead against Ethan Stein and Joel Friedberg with an auction of one no/six no. I had xxxx, xxx, xxx, xxx. I was tired, and decided I would finally listen, and at least avoid the second guessing that would ensue. If I was wrong, I could blame Margie's rules.

So I followed the rule, or at least the way I vaguely remembered it. I led a diamond (instead of the called for heart) and before dummy even came down the Countess tossed the AceKing of diamonds on the table and claimed down one.

And then immediately yelled at me…“Boo-boo, hearts, against no trump.”

RIP Margie, it was never dull. I'll miss you
May 23
Glenn Eisenstein edited this comment May 23
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Clyde and Melanie were the two Russian blues, and sorry Karen, but by NY standards that was not a tiny apartment……lol
May 23
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Margie passed away Saturday night after a few months battle against Lung cancer. She was, for sure, a “personality.” She will be missed for sure
May 21
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Sad news. John Sutherlin, Martin Hoffman, Margie Gwozdzinsky and now Eric Murray. Not a wonderful week…..
May 21
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That's the wonderful part of the stories that live on about wonderful bridge personalities…..sometimes you just need to believe them
May 20
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Whenever Martin would show up in New York (always during the ACBL Nationals in recent years, in order to play with Arthur Loeb at the club), he always made sure to come over and regale me with several of the worst jokes I'd ever heard. And heard….more than once.

My favorite Martin Hoffmann story was told to me years ago by my British friend Neil Scott. Martin was partnering Rixi Markus in the finals of some European tournament, and had he returned a diamond when in they would have won the tournament. When the hand was over Rixi looked at him nd said (something to the effect of) “You stupid …….. You wouldn't lead a diamond?” “Marin, you …., you didn't play a diamond?” And so on…

As Martin walked away from the table, Neil Scott said to him “Martin, why didn't you tell her you had no diamonds?”

Martin looked at Neil and said, “It wouldn't make a difference.”

RIP Martin. Your jokes were nearly as legendary as your card play.
May 16
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Top notch group. Great selection
Feb. 19
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Great player and a credit to the game. Long overdue
Jan. 16
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I'm sure there were others, but I know that Georgianna Gates was a contestant on Jeopardy a while ago.
Jan. 8
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Thanks Mike. That's very kind of you.
Nov. 25, 2017
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From what I remember, an “older and rusty” Steve would still be a lot better than many of those competing today. It's been a while, Steve, but I know I often left your table feeling a lot more dejected than what I arrived. Best to Betty, and Happy Thanksgiving.
Nov. 23, 2017
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RIP Hugh,
One of the all-time gentlemen of the game, one of the all-time great players. Will be missed.
Nov. 21, 2017
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Couldn't agree more. I've been a fan of Matt's for many years, admire the way he handles any problems that arise, and this promotion was way overdue. Great decision by the WBF.
Aug. 1, 2017
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I haven't seen anyone quite as excited about MY team winning a match (our last one against the leaders) than Bob and Joanne were. Going into our last match we still had hopes of repeating, but I must say that if we weren't going to win, I couldn't be happier than seeing this team win. Rick, Mark and the Glassons are as nice as they are good, and with all apologies to Rick R. and his team, I was glad to see this team win. Well done champs!!!
July 26, 2017
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great memory of Cigar.
June 28, 2017
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Especially here in New York City, as you can tell from the above comments, so many of today's great players learned important lessons from the Hopper. He always found the time for a problem or question, and he was the go-to guy for me anytime an ethical question arose. Rest in peace, John. We will miss you.
March 26, 2017
Glenn Eisenstein edited this comment March 26, 2017
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Did not see it in today's Bulletin, but I have been assured by people who know that it is indeed official. Hope to see it in Monday's Bulletin.
March 12, 2017
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