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I suppose everyone could just bring their own computers to the club, bring their own drinks, lunch and snacks, download the hands from the Common Game and sit 6 feet away from anyone else ALL to play at the club and see their friends. They would not touch the bidding boxes, the cards, the trays or the bridgemates and would have their own table away from everyone else, even divided into 4 groups throughout the room.

However, why not just enjoy the Virtual Club Games on-line from the comfort of home with no travel, no making coffee and tea, no providing snacks, no expensive supplies, no making boards on the dealing machine, no setting out the boards and figuring out the best movement, no clean up, no rent to pay for playing space and no time and gas driving. Personally, I am enjoying playing in the Virtual Club Games on-line and I “heard” they are here to stay. I am thankful for what the ACBL, BBO and the Common Game have done to make this available to us and appreciate all their efforts in “unknown cyber territory” to bring it to us so quickly. I do believe it will only improve as time goes on.
May 9
Linda Green edited this comment May 9
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Patty: Have you tried using ZOOM to interact. My granddaughter took her Tae Kwon Do class by way of ZOOM. Her instructor could see her and she could see and hear them. Some teachers are using it to teach their students as well.
April 6
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Especially after some go to the national, get exposed and bring it back to the Club.
March 10
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I have made my decision. I am not going to Columbus!! Or, for that matter, any other tournament and risk being exposed unnecessarily. If just one person unknowingly carries the virus and sneezes or coughs at the table or in your direction or on the cards at the table, the droplets are in the air and on the surfaces, and you will have become exposed. Most of us are older and vulnerable. Good luck to those of you that do go.

I think Columbus will cancel the tournament when they learn that large numbers from all over the world are coming to their city during this scare. Huge annual seminars all over the world are canceling their seminars this year. I may catch the virus anyway, but will do whatever I can do to avoid possible contact. Too many, too fast for me to feel comfortable. 80,000 in China alone. I can play BBO at home or at my local club instead. Saves money on travel, food and entry fees but most of all, exposure.
March 8
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About 30+ years ago, I was playing with my unpolished partner who frequently got frustrated. He was irritated with himself for a bidding mistake he had made on the prior hand and included me as a contributor to his lack of success. So to retaliate against me, he passed my 2C opening bid. We got 100% on the board as all other contracts went down. So, I laughed and said, “See, if you just stay out of the bidding, we would do much better.”
Jan. 19, 2019
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I would play the 2. Partner knows that I do not have a hand with any values from the bidding, seeing dummy and his own hand and the only way I can help in defense is to give count.
Jan. 8, 2019
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When I pick the cards up, if they slide out of the tray too easily or I have to struggle to get them out, or if it doesn't feel right, I count. LOL
Dec. 11, 2018
Linda Green edited this comment Dec. 11, 2018
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Congratulations Joe! Good luck to you. I wish you the very best!
Nov. 20, 2018
Linda Green edited this comment Nov. 20, 2018
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Richard would never get penalized for slow play in the Fast Pairs! He plays fast regularly. :) Dummy hits, makes his plan, and before you know it, the board has been well played, in a flash. Love it!
March 23, 2018
Linda Green edited this comment March 23, 2018
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Richard and Mark!! Two in a row? Congratulations.
March 20, 2018
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IN My Opinion, the B/C/D players have been brought up in a false environment where they have been protected and granted master points without any regard to their actual ability. Their puffed up image of themselves as successful bridge players DECLINES when they must advance (prematurely because of puffed up masterpoints) and their lack of experience finds them unable to compete because many of them have not done enough of their homework by reading and they have not played against the more experienced players. They lose interest after earning their Life Master status which has become too easy. After weighing the cost of the tournaments against what they can earn at the club level, they choose not to go. So giving out lots of masterpoints has created its own sacrifices in attendance later on as these players advance.
July 31, 2017
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I think that's fantastic, Jim. We are proud of you in northern Mississippi.
July 10, 2017
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I think with the 5 card heart suit, and the wide range of no trump overcall, this hand is too good to overcall 1N.
July 9, 2017
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And don't forget that the A players have to travel to other cities to play in the ACBL-wide games, STAC games to get full awards, on holidays and on the Longest Day. I wonder who else has to do this in all of ACBL-land? None?
June 13, 2017
Linda Green edited this comment June 13, 2017
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Probably not because they can just talk on the phone or text.
May 2, 2017
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Yay Richie!! We are so happy for you! You have had a super tournament. Something like 180 points? Since you play lightning fast, I know FAST PAIRS must particularly suit you.
March 19, 2017
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We play that the pass shows no losers in “clubs” and double shows a loser in clubs. So it is forcing for partner to double or bid 6S with that knowledge.
June 15, 2016
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Also, flights are cheaper when it is not a holiday weekend.
Nov. 23, 2015
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I always go to be with my family in Houston and then fly from there to the national. So I miss some of the tournament. December is full of festivities, a few of which I have to miss because of the timing of the national which includes the early part of December. I prefer that it be earlier in November. October is too soon after the summer national.
Nov. 23, 2015
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It was fun looking at all of your photos. Good photagrapher!!
and of course, beautiful Chicago.
Aug. 23, 2015
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