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sorry, duplicated, please ignore
July 12
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What about a Weak NT base as opposed to the 15-17 or 14-16 ranges?
June 18
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If that's going on, the Alpha Dawg is subject to procedural penalties under Law 20.G.1 “A player may not ask a question if his sole purpose is to benefit partner.”
May 4
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Mats, thanks so very much. This is a super gesture and very much appreciated.
March 26
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Well Played, Sir!!!!
March 17
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It's an interesting hand. I posted it because I wanted to get some other views on what the hand is worth and why. My preference is to open 1. I realize I'm a little light on Quick Tricks but the hand has a lot of offense and I have the Boss Suit. I believe I can handle pretty much any response from partner.
Feb. 14
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Nothing in the auction has changed my evaluation of my hand's value. I have nothing more to say. Partner had a chance over 3 and chose to remain silent.
Jan. 17
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“A Fine Romance” as sung by Fred Astaire and others. Another Jerome Kern classic.
Dec. 30, 2019
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A superb book. One of my top selections in my library of 200+ volumes.
Dec. 20, 2019
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This also happened to me.
Dec. 1, 2019
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This quote is from Terence Reese's book, Story of An Accusation, page #24. According to the book, when the initial charges against Reese and Schapiro were made in Buenos Aires, Reese was summoned to a meeting with the Executive Council of the WBF. At one point, committe memnber General Alfred Gruenther said to Reese “What striks me as a layman is that you don't seem to make any violent rebuttal of these charges.” Reese's reply was “Well, you tell me Gneral, How does one rebut this sort of accusation?”

Resse goes on in the book to recount his thoughts that “Writers in the American magazines later drew unfavorable conclusions from the fact that I treated the accusations cooly. What did they expect me to do-wave my about like a Spaniard?”

General Gruenther was also the referee in the 1931 Clubertson-Lenz match.
Sept. 8, 2019
Steve Fama edited this comment Sept. 8, 2019
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Jack, it's not just Atlanta. It happens to me quite often when trying to reserve rooms for Regionals…
July 25, 2019
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LV NABC Table Count through Tuesday????
July 24, 2019
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I bought the one that stated “I bid, therefore I am”
July 12, 2019
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Barry, many of the I/N players are simply reluctant to call the Director when they should in many instances like this. They afraid of how it will be handled, don't want to cause a fuss or are just too intimidated. At my local club, we've tried to educate people about how to best handle the situations but there is still a HIGH degree of reluctance to call when they should.
July 8, 2019
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Danny is spot on with a lot of his points. His fourth paragraph is a pretty good description of me and most of my regular partners and teammates. While I would like to think I can continue to improve, I'm also realistic enough to know that World Class is something I'm not going to achieve.

For my group, going to Regionals is as much about having a nice vacation as well as engaging in an activity we all enjoy. We've played with and against each other of a couple of decades. Staying in a nice hotel, having good places to eat and drink nearby, and other non-bridge activities are all part of the package.
July 7, 2019
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I appreciate the Captain Haddock reference….
April 13, 2019
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3 3 & 3 would all be Help Suit Game Tries. 3 would be a general strength ask.
April 11, 2019
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Good 7 to bad 10 points in support of . A good 10 count with 3-card support would be bid via 1NT(F) then 3 (or 4 depending on opener's rebid).
April 9, 2019
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If I recall the story correctly, when Reese was in his heyday he opposed a long-time club member who was unimpressed by Reese's reputation as an author. The exchange went something along the lines of:
LTCM “I'll have you know sir, I've never read a bridge book in my life.”
Reese “Yes, it shows.”
Feb. 19, 2019
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