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Right, Michael.

1S <Alert> “Normally 5 or more”
July 12
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David, now you have got me wondering (as a former regular 10K jogger).

How does “exercise induced asthma” differ from other asthma.
July 1
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Eugene, you are totally correct. Objectivism is philosophy. Its governmental implementation or non-implementation is political. Sort of like Science and Engineering.
June 27
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No, Ray, something more like Stalin and the Politburo.
June 25
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Murray and Simon Kantor finished second in the WBF World Senior Pairs in 1994.

If anybody has an accurate record of his high finishes in NABC events, please feel free to provide.
June 25
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Ray, I believe the Socratic method assumes there will be some answers in between the questions.
June 22
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Gene, why do people ask a bunch of questions instead of making statements?
June 21
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Alain, I believe he means “European Championships”, not strictly continental European players. :)
June 20
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Good reason for written explanations, SAVED.
June 20
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Is Greece the biggest surprise?
June 14
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Yes, and once again I ask the question, “If scoring is matchpoints and you go for 200, is that considered a ‘number’”
June 14
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Is 2D (or 2H or 2S for that matter) down 200 in matchpoints when the opponents have no game considered to be “a number”?
June 12
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I don't play multi. My answer “Significantly more numbers playing multi” is based on playing against it and regular weak 2's.
June 12
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According to the hand record, it was a 4th best heart 4. :)

As has been said frequently, hand records are frequently not reliable about opening leads.
June 8
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Thanks. How do I force courier (or other fixed-width font) :)

Edited to update.
June 8
Jim Fox edited this comment June 8
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Can't figure out how to get a nice format in a reply:

NORTH S 8754 H K964 D 1065 C 96
EAST S AK92 H AJ32 D — C A10832
SOUTH S Q63 H Q1087 D 72 C K754
WEST S J10 H 5 D AKQJ9843 C QJ

Note the hands give by the OP were actually the East/West hands :)

I can supply more information about the hand (and any other hands in that event) if wanted (pairs, contracts, leads, results).
June 8
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But, isn't it “better to have loved and lost”.

Ask Buffalo Bills fans (of 35 years ago) about that. Probably, the most underrated pro sports team in history.
June 4
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David, was the “huddle” before playing a card or after playing a card.

IMHO, huddles on defense, where a player huddles, ducks, and then shows up with a winner later, are almost never penalized when they should be.

Having played against your team and observed your play on other occasions, I am confidant that anything remotely like this that happened at your table was not improper.
June 4
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In District 6, despite asking to play up, we had a situation where two bracket 2 teams had a grand life master. The powers that be subsequently expressed that this should not be allowed as long as Bracket 1 was not full (16 teams).

Now both of those teams in bracket 2 were the grand life master with their wife and another married couple that were friends. Notwithstanding this handicap they finished 1/2 :)
June 1
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Jim: The popularity of knockouts (to me).

1. You don't have to change tables every 15 to 20 minutes.
2. You don't have to wait for slow pairs every 15 to 20 minutes.
3. You don't have to absorb new convention cards with different systems and/or conventions every 15 to 20 minutes.
4. You don't have to run into multiple different types of oddballs several times in the round.
5. You can socialize with your teammates for a few minutes once or twice in the session.
6. You can allocate your energy and time according to the perceived importance of the hand or play.
7. You can reduce the luck factor by virtue of only having to win each match barely rather than piling up unusual or fish-shooting results.
8. When desired, you can get to know one or two pairs of opponents more deeply than 12 or 13 different pairs.

I could go on …..
June 1
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