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The big guy!
Feb. 20, 2018
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Great question Eli. At first when I read it, I thought, damn, you're right, why didn't I think of that. Now, as Gavin envisioned, he gives us this rich response. In particular, I like to see “how relentless his work ethic is on every single hand”. I just added that to my bridge journal. I keep a list of inspiring quotes in there. I can see how that type of intensity is the difference between a middling and world class player.

That's the thing I am discovery, that being really good at something is not some great mystery. Rather it takes working really hard to master your craft. Yes, some people are exceptional at their craft, but how do they get there and maintain it. I think that here Gavin has given us a very important glimpse. My attitude, at the table, far too often, is that I am waiting for an “important” hand to come up. Either that or waiting for the result. One of us is a sponsor, the other is a professional, any guesses as to which one is which?
Feb. 13, 2018
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It is currently “Under Review” with Google Play.
Feb. 11, 2018
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Available here: https://goo.gl/forms/YMF9yYpSmgFTK3wB3
Feb. 11, 2018
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The transcript for episode one is available here: https://goo.gl/forms/YMF9yYpSmgFTK3wB3
Feb. 11, 2018
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Yeah, I changed the title thanks to everyone’s feedback.
Feb. 10, 2018
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Lost in my haste to get this out into the world is a big thank you to both Gavin and Bridgewinners. Gavin, thank you for so generously your time and insights. I have been putting a lot of them into practice at the table since. Bridgewinners, thank you for featuring the podcast for the community.
Feb. 9, 2018
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The podcast is now available on Soundcloud. The status at Google Play is: Under Review.
Feb. 9, 2018
John McAllister edited this comment Feb. 11, 2018
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Hey, thanks for sharing that, I tried to help a friend find it earlier to no avail.
Feb. 9, 2018
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If that does not work, this link should, although I’m not sure how to download from here.

https://secure-hwcdn.libsyn.com/p/7/7/9/779905d369c627c3/001_Gavin_Wolpert_FINAL.mp3?c_id=18701096&expiration=1518194367&hwt=31ac9907d8d642e409978ee565704e2b
Feb. 9, 2018
John McAllister edited this comment Feb. 9, 2018
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These are really insightful, thanks for sharing guys.
Feb. 5, 2018
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Wouldn’t he have already bid diamonds I that case?
Feb. 4, 2018
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You really think the West hand is a slam force?
Feb. 3, 2018
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I thought that was clear!
Jan. 30, 2018
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Freudian Slip Department: In paragraph nine I originally wrote, entity theory of intelligence in the first sentence. This is the idea that you are either smart or dumb at something, whoops!
Jan. 30, 2018
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Eventually somebody has to jump to 5NT to get to six clubs, not sure that I would see it at the table.
Jan. 29, 2018
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I love the term/concept text wall :)
Jan. 29, 2018
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That seems a little rigid
Jan. 22, 2018
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I had it wrong Steve. Fixed
Jan. 21, 2018
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Sorry, P bid 3 not 2
Jan. 20, 2018
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