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Carol's husband Tommy played with Crane quite often.
Jan. 16
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This is such a bizarre auction that I would be more concerned with a fast action than with a slow one. Tempo rulings should, to some extent, be made in context.
Jan. 14
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Amazing resource. I would love to see some of the “ancient” BW articles (20s and 30s).
Jan. 14
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I agree that it is highly probable that the 4 bid was the beginning of a grand slam try. But it is also possible that it was not. The answer if he claims to be making a grand slam try - next time find a bit that commits you to the small slam OR find a partner who doesn't straitjacket you with his tempo. Sorry kids, I have seen it too many times. If you don't trust me, trust Michael Rosenberg. There is zero daylight between us on this issue.
Jan. 13
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I don't have a problem with 4. This hand is a powerhouse. But once you make that move and get no cooperation you are stuck at the 5 level. If you wanted to bid 6 all the time you should just bid it.
Jan. 11
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Would have preferred a 3 bid
Jan. 7
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I think double is fine. The vulnerable opponents are bidding on few HCP which suggests bad splits. I am pretty sure partner has 5 spades here, but it isn't absolutely clear. Even so, I would be much more comfortable making a 5 level move with a fourth spade.
Jan. 6
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Life Master?
Jan. 5
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Another advantage is that using tablets there are no revokes, no leads out of turn, no insufficient bids, etc.
Jan. 4
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Impossible problem. I would have started wit 3NT if I felt brave or whatever shows the minors. Hard to convince partner you have only 1 spade.
Jan. 1
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This should be good news for everybody staying at the Cosmopolitan - they are eliminating guest parking fees January 1. https://thepointsguy.com/news/las-vegas-hotel-parking-fees/
Dec. 28, 2018
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This shouldn't be hiding in a forum!
Dec. 28, 2018
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In my experience (as a player more than as a Recorder) such things are like a can of gasoline at a fire. If something unacceptable is taking place at your table, just call a director.
Dec. 24, 2018
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I was fortunate to play with Leo Benson. Leo was an ABA star and also an ACBL Tournament director, and a fine player and a fine person.
Dec. 19, 2018
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Rubber bridge was what allowed me to learn the game quickly - at a penny a point when my day's meals were at stake. I am sad about that, but I think BBO now serves a similar function. You do get to play a lot of hands, just not as many awful contracts.
Dec. 18, 2018
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Does he? This is the way some people show a 3 card limit raise (with cue showing 4).
Dec. 17, 2018
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“R.G. from New York City, where the bridge players aren't NEARLY this obnoxious.” For the record, I do not believe that I was the RG that wrote this, but I cannot be completely sure.
Dec. 16, 2018
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Karen - in the immortal words of Alice Roosevelt Longworth - “If you haven't got anything nice to say about anybody, come sit next to me.”
Dec. 16, 2018
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This was day 1 or day 2 of the Boston Nationals. I can't remember specifically, but the table count was about normal for those events at the time. As to your second question, I didn't play in that particular event and didn't speak to anybody who did.
Dec. 16, 2018
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In 1980 I suggested such an event. They took my suggestion. They had a regional-level 2 session event at the Boston Nationals in the Summer of 1981. The event had 3 divisions - 1. Yellow Card (or something like it) 2. (whatever was generally allowed in open regional events and 3. ANYTHING. The anything flight had about 5 tables and the event was never held again.
Dec. 15, 2018
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