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Bruce, having served on the National Conduct And Ethics Committee for over ten years in the past, the Opponents actions confirm that they acted inappropriately. To me, it is clear. And, in because this is a Social Media Forum, I wanted to share my personal views.
Nov. 30
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To Whom It May Concern: In my opinion, Bruce Maclin is an ethical, polite, and skilled bridge player. It is people like Bruce who make tournament bridge worth playing. Besides Bruce being 100% right on all fronts on this bridge hand, it is worthwhile for me to let everyone know that while I have not played against Bruce for decades, I always remember people who just make the game of bridge better. Finally, I am not a friend of Bruce Just someone who has made of a judgment of his character by the way he deports himself at the table. Worth sharing my feelings here.
Nov. 29
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Very happy for Phil Clayton.
Nov. 26
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Matt,good story. My guess is that your Dad knew the late Johnny Rau, who did well in the Asbury Park tournaments in the early 1930's. Became friends with Johnny when he moved out to the West Coast in his later years. And, he introduced me to Michael Gottlieb, who had also moved out to Northern California. Longer story; but, your mention of being in Asbury Park triggered my thoughts.
Oct. 7
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Universally liked… Bridge has lost one of its top players.
Oct. 4
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Mark, thank you for taking the time and communicating the warmth in your remarks in the memories of Jan and Craig.
Oct. 3
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Devastating news for Bridge. Jan was the best player from Denver for nearly half a century. He had impeccable character. He was a dear friend, bridge partner, and bridge teammate. He was an accomplished musician, and avid bicycle rider. He and his late brother Craig had wickedly dry unique humors of their own. He was one of the nicest individuals I have met in my lifetime.
Oct. 1
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You might ask Billy Eisenberg, as my recollection is that he may have played bridge with the likes of Dan Adams (Get Smart) and George Burns (Burns and Allen).
Sept. 16
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Surprised that Nick Nickell was not included in the list on BusinessInsider.com. Nick combines great ability and character.
Sept. 12
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Plan B: Would have overtaken the Heart 8 with the Heart 9 and led a Spade to the Queen with the Client on my right, the Client would always win the King if they had the King, and return Partners Suit. Also, I think there is a small inference that the Diamond length is on my right and Spade length on my Left from the Opening Heart lead. Good problem. Thanks for the posting.
Sept. 3
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Against a No Trump Contract, with Partnership Agreement, the lead of the Queen asks Partner to drop the Jack. Without Partnership Agreement, the lead of the King is Standard. However, with Partnership Agreement, Rusinow Leads can be agreed upon, in which the lead of the Queen guarantees the King, and the lead of the Jack either shows the Jack, or can show the Queen. The advantage of Rusinow Leads is that the lead of the King always shows the Ace.
Aug. 19
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As the 3S bid showed the “limit of the values of the hand”, meaning a good negative double that should convey actually holding 6S and 4D, despite the Diamond Suit/Heart fragment bid of 2C, the X in this Auction is simply communicating that the Opponent erred in bidding 5D. Odd Auction…good problem. Thank you for posting.
Aug. 9
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Barry, thank you for your suggestion. I actually composed in Word doc and actually used the Microsoft Word Card Symbols. The problem is when my programmer tried to convert the Card Symbols into MOBI format, he could not do it. Think that might be the case with Arial. However, just now, another member of our group emailed me privately with a solution he has used. So, I am forwarding that to my programmer now. Unrelated, hope you are well!
Aug. 7
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Congratulations to the endearing “Chef” Gaylor: The answer to the question…What happens to Little Rascals when they grow up…
Aug. 1
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Very thoughtful posting. Wishing Fred continued safe sailing ahead on the Ocean of time in his life yet to come…
July 14
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Steve's posting is as good as his bridge playing. His analysis of recognizing unhappy bridge players as a problem is important. Playing with a Client too many decades ago in Los Angeles at Bridge Week, my client who was from Eastern Washington didn't like some of the Opponents, not for their ability, but; for their affability. So, I conferred with my roommate, the late Leslie Tsou, and asked him what he thought about the wacky idea of taking the red eye out of LAX to a Regional that was going on in San Antonio the same week. That's what we did, checking into the historic Menger Hotel. Then, having lots of fun hanging out with some of my other friends and bridge partners such as the late Dr. George Pisk. My Client had fun. As an aside, we all did well. All the bridge players at the tournament had fun. The bottom line is that it should be a reasonable goal to not drive players away from the Game by conducting bridge events that try their best to meet the needs of all players. Coercion never works. And, rather than to disparage a posting that shows thoughtful intelligence, its worth my time to commend it for all of its merits.
July 4
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Frank, thanks for posting the great life path of Robert Friend.
June 27
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Judy, was off-line when you posted. Glad J.R. responded to you.
June 24
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George was one of the best human beings that ever came into my life. And, am glad that he lived to be over 100 years old. He made significant contributions to Medical Science. And, his love of bridge and contributions to bridge will live on. Moreover, he was a winning human being.
June 23
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The concept of a n Negative Double followed by a Double at the next opportunity shows the top part of the Negative Double range was introduced by Southern California bidding expert, David Weiss. The idea was spawned from the idea that if you made a Negative Double, and your LHO raised the RHO overcall to the 3-Level, you needed to assign the follow-up Double to show that type of hand, meaning 11+ HCP, or compensating distributional values.
June 14
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