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Paul Heitner doing Vu graph at a national called a Canadian slam as holding 10 tricks and hope. From the audience “ ya we hope we are playing an American ”
Aug. 23, 2018
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I partnered Eric and we won the 2010 Canadian Senior Team Championship. He was also inducted to the Canadian Bridge hall of fame during the tournament. As i was driving him home and congratulating him on a great weekend he said “ Gowdy , you too can make the HOF, if you can live to be 110. They may put you in on longevity”.
May 21, 2018
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Another good guy gone too soon .
Nov. 3, 2017
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An attack gerbil is fearsome :)
July 6, 2017
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Nice read
May 27, 2017
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I started the “Rodstroth ” Don't believe it ever took .
March 29, 2017
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Close between #2 and #4.
March 26, 2017
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I only saw Michael a few times over the last 20 years,but every time we ran into one another his reaction made me feel great. I thought that I was special but reading this thread I found he treated everyone like a long lost brother! Now that is a gift.
Jan. 30, 2017
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Math is great But bridge is a game played by humans
The great Barry Crane said the RC was bogus. A bad player will always play the Q from QJ dub. A good player will play the J. A world class player will be 50/50 so judge your opponent and play RC against Meck/ Rod or their peers. Or judge weather they know the Crane rule.
Jan. 15, 2017
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The ACBL is trying to keep large underbelly of players who never will be competitive and would quit if the “experts” got a good board by bidding a hand in a way that they never would.

There was a time that you could play 10-12 NT's, but if you opened with 9 HCP the result was tossed. Can't have people upset eh.
Jan. 4, 2017
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So 1D p 1S p then
3S is that forcing? Same question I think
Dec. 30, 2016
John Gowdy edited this comment Dec. 30, 2016
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I spoke to George an hour ago. He said there are a bunch of men and ladies who deserve HOF consideration. He is pleased to be in the conversation but with respect he feels his resume may fall a bit short. He did say however that if his teammates in Geneva knew how to keep score he would be a lock!
Dec. 20, 2016
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No he voted for the 1st time USA He is 50 or 51 so a few years to go.
Dec. 20, 2016
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My wife asked “ Ya but what it done for her?”
Nov. 23, 2016
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And like you, it was at the bridge table that I met my wife.
Nov. 23, 2016
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IMHO all rulings except the 7C hand are fine Sometimes you appeal to protect the field and not your own score.
NS had a good auction but in some way were free rolling, and were put into a very uncomfortable position.

Thank N/S and give them both avg , then if they want let them play it, just for fun.
Nov. 20, 2016
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Reading some of these posts makes me think about people in a food line whining about how they hate the meat loaf.
After you eat your free meal offer to help! Get behind the counter and help serve.
I'm sure that BBO is reading and if any one has a great idea on how to improve their product they would be thrilled.
Nov. 8, 2016
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Pass= shortage in their suit
x = shortage some where and their suit controlled
3NT 1 1/2 stoppers no shortage
new suit shortage with no control in their suiy
Jumps 2nd suit with shortage in their suit
Oct. 31, 2016
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100% correct! Knowing that 3d will lead to a disaster and passing is very bad.
Oct. 19, 2016
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As captain of a Canadian Jr team, I would have the kids do “push ups” for mistakes made during practice matches.
This was stopped when they insisted, after I messed up a hand, that I drop down and give them 20.
Oct. 7, 2016
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