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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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I certainly agree that the best Face-to-Face growth opportunities are in large and mid-size population areas. Given that much of our recruitment deals with older folks (witness the sea change over 20 years from the large club games being in the evenings) and older folks are generally less fond of long drives, this makes sense. But at the same time, we should leverage online bridge to try to grow the less dense areas through promoting online classes and other interesting things for newbies.
Dec. 15, 2018
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I was reading a New York Times article about declining and aging populations in rural areas of the US. Then I read this article. Interesting mesh. Here is the article https://nyti.ms/2GhW8Zx
Dec. 15, 2018
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Here is what we have to keep in mind when posting (I certainly do, having suffered the consequences of not doing so) - the keyboard makes us less inhibited about comments, and more frequently we are saying EXACTLY what we would say face-to-face, the difference being that we know WHO we are speaking to and they can see us and our body language.
Dec. 13, 2018
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Russ was a lot of fun and will be missed.
Dec. 13, 2018
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You took the words right off my keyboard!
Dec. 11, 2018
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No - nothing special. I stayed at the NABC, and I checked out. My reservation was through the ACBL.
Dec. 10, 2018
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I just got a boatload of points for my stay at Hilton Hawaiian Village.
Dec. 10, 2018
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