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With Amazon, BN.com, and others the publishing industry includes a disintermediated world where one can self-publish including “on-demand” and e-books.

It seems like you would be your own best (and most profitable) publisher. I am sure there are many who patronize BW who would be happy to proofread on a volunteer basis.
Oct. 5, 2014
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If I want to see what comments were posted by a particular member and I do a search, the results link to the top of a thread and not to that particular comment. I would like to see this improved.
Oct. 2, 2014
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Probably the biggest compliment you could give Adam is to call this a “Kaplan story”. Those of us who have been around awhile think of a different Kaplan when they read those words.
Oct. 1, 2014
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NOBODY is as old as you Stevie. Well, maybe me…
Oct. 1, 2014
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Well said Rabbi! As one who is fortunate enough to partner Richard on occasion I can attest to both facts - he has strong opinions and he is unfailingly polite to both partner and opponents.
Sept. 29, 2014
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Not sure. If you double and then convert clubs to diamonds clearly you have hearts. Do you have to then bid them to show 5? Probably. But I would still contend that this gives more equity than just reopening with 4 or 4 (yuck) hearts
Sept. 23, 2014
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That is true.
Sept. 23, 2014
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It isn't clear. West might have balanced with 3NT. East might have jumped to 5C. Once he doesn't I don't think it is so clear to rebid the clubs. West could be 1-5-6-1 and trying to maximize chances to reach the right strain.
Sept. 23, 2014
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Oh, and we used to have a Bridge forum on CompuServe. I think I was one of the moderators but my memory is fuzzy. I know Anna Gudge was involved.
Sept. 23, 2014
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I played bridge online pre-internet on something called “Q-Link” circa 1986. Q-Link (a Commodore only site) closed when the owner decided there was a future in PC's and shifted his modems and equipment to his new startup, America On Line. I remember Steve Rose from Chicago being one of the players. Don't really remember the others. It took about 15 minutes to play an ordinary hand at 300 baud if it didn't crash.
Sept. 23, 2014
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I vary depending on opponents skillset. Bad players are very suspicious of claims. Conveniently they are the most likely to pitch a trick. Against weaker players I never claim with trumps out even if I have an obvious high crossruff.
Sept. 19, 2014
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Having some experience with project management I can say that Barry's post is comprehensive and accurate. The process of RFP to contract to build isn't itself rocket science (even if the project is), but the bases have to be covered at the outset. Accountability is key.
Sept. 15, 2014
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Doesn't 6 go down pretty much any time spades are 4-1 with a club tap>
Sept. 12, 2014
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This is a very interesting discussion but I find this - “Al Roth. (Insult? Yes, but I said so to his face and I don’t really think anyone should say anything good about him just because he finally did us a favor and left us).”

to be gratuitous and offensive (and totally irrelevant).

Sept. 11, 2014
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At some point (and I think the 4 level is a good one) doubles become penalty. The only thing East has that he didn't already promise is a 9+ card diamond fit - that doesn't suggest defending.
Sept. 1, 2014
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Actually if you want to go back far enough the “Summer Nationals” began with the Mixed Masters (BAM) Teams. This lent a social aspect to the tournament in those days. It was followed by the LM Pairs (Sun - Tue) and then the Spingold started on Wednesday. The big downside to this was that the Spingold continued beyond the final Sunday so that some of the best bridge was played with few witnesses (Obviously there was no BBO).
Aug. 31, 2014
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Isn't the Statue of Liberty in Las Vegas as well?
Aug. 26, 2014
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10% if I am reading it right. Although much of the description doesn't fit me at all. I certainly don't get stressed easily!

“Your personality type: ENFP (assertive variant) Strength of individual traits: Extraverted: 10%, Intuitive: 11%, Feeling: 16%, Prospecting: 13%, Assertive: 67%.”
Aug. 11, 2014
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ENFP who woulda thunk?
Aug. 11, 2014
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I tried to explain that my peers at the time and I enjoyed the challenge of playing with the big boys and girls, but noted that this is not what most lower-ranked players seem to want these days.

So the most popular events are designed to segregate by masterpoints. If one enters the event they should be willing to live with the conditions of contest. I think moving teams around will create suspicion and dissatisfaction.

I would like to see occasional “open” KO events at regionals.
Aug. 11, 2014
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