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Lynn - consider sending CHO a copy of Betty Kaplan's excellent BW article “R*A*T*S*” (which may have been ghost-written by Edgar).
May 15, 2018
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I expect GIB would not have been competitive with the leading software (Wbridge5 and Jack).
May 15, 2018
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Except the name.
May 14, 2018
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It's quite clear Henry.

And it's much clearer than the literally millions of pencil-scribbled hands that BW members have easily managed to analyse which have been thrust under their noses, at innumerable tournaments, by friends seeking their input.
May 10, 2018
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Rick - your comment should be required reading for those currently debating how ACBL should allocate promotional and educational resources.
May 9, 2018
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Eugene must be on break :-)
May 4, 2018
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Tom - I think there is substantial merit in what you have written. I was given “Chess for Children” as an Xmas gift when I was 7. I learned the moves that afternoon and suffered my first drubbing that evening. I was hooked. I was able to learn a great deal from reading and became quite good very quickly.

I learned the rudiments of bridge 10 years later and was only able to make substantial progress when I found a partner who was both able and willing to invest considerable time on both bidding and defense.
May 3, 2018
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Steve - don't hold your breath.

This is the same organization that recently admitted in legal proceedings that it filled the position of Director of Field Operations “by hiring an individual with no previous knowledge of bridge directing or bridge tournaments”.
May 2, 2018
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Yep - the Meyers were a formidable brother/sister combo. Probably second only to Reggie and Cheryl Miller.
May 1, 2018
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Ummm… Bill W. wasn't part of the 1975 team since he had already graduated.

The center on the 1975 squad was Richard Washington.
May 1, 2018
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Not Bill W's final game - that came the following year in the double OT loss in the NCAA semis to eventual champs NC State.
May 1, 2018
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Barry - while one might think of many responses to a negative post that is based on pure hearsay, I must confess that asking the poster to elaborate on matters of conduct of which he has no first-hand knowledge seems a less than obvious choice.
April 30, 2018
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I'll add another suggestion.

When a post is not formatted in optimal manner, please try and resist the temptation to immediately (and often dismissively) comment on format shortcomings, while ignoring the substance of the article.

Encouraging participation while providing polite education seems the best way of dealing with this issue.
April 24, 2018
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indicative of an open-minded, understanding partner
April 21, 2018
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Yep - you were never in doubt as to where Bart stood on an issue.
April 20, 2018
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Gary - you're half right. It is thankless (and very time consuming) but it's not all drudgery.

I was a panelist for the second and third case-books (1996) and found much of the work to be quite interesting.

And there were some fascinating personalities. Ron Gerard stands out as having a unique voice. His comments on Case 38 of the Philadelphia (1996) casebook (at p.166) are a useful example of his take-no-prisoners approach to the task.

But it's a great deal of work: Rich and EOK granted me early parole since I couldn't give the time necessary to do a proper job of it.
April 20, 2018
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Chip - in ‘At the Table’ Bob Hamman writes that ‘conventional wisdom’ had assumed Meckwell would be added to San Francisco's 4-man GNT winners for the purposes of the 1985 International Team Trials.

Instead, per Bob H., he and Bobby Wolff were added to the team at your recommendation, based in no small measure on what you had seen when you stayed to kibitz the finals of the 1984 ITT after your team had been knocked out.

The recommendation was a great success since your team won both the ITT and the Bermuda Bowl in ‘85 and ’87.

To the extent Bob H.'s recollection jibes with your own, what led you to recommend Hamman-Wolff over Meckwell?
April 4, 2018
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Floyd - I suspect you would have had an avalanche of “likes” had that sentence been one word shorter…..
April 3, 2018
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Ray - this thread should be required reading. The comments are clear, to the point, and often amusing. And the great majority of the participants are able to disagree without getting personal. Considering the subject matter, surprisingly few exchanges buttress MR's point that critical comments of a personal nature generally reveal more about the poster than about the target.
March 28, 2018
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Kit - your critical clue also meshes well with the title selected by MR. ‘Comeuppance’ would have been a give-away.
March 27, 2018
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