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All comments by Zelig Rubenstein
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I used to play 3M response was 5-3 in the majors also. The problem is when partner was interested in a minor suit slam it tended to blow them out of the auction so I stopped.

Do you have some way to deal with a minor suit slam try over a 3M response?
Oct. 16, 2016
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Will the Leafs be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs while the Jays are still playing?
Oct. 9, 2016
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In the 1995 CNTC finals they had to get new hand records and remake the boards after third day when Fred Gitelman noticed recurring patterns in the hands. I don't know if anyone determined what the problem was but it seems like it was also the random generator.
Sept. 26, 2016
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There's more than one Geneva Convention, maybe they got the number wrong.
Sept. 22, 2016
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If the opponents can have any distribution other than 4=4=3=2 for their two card club opening, they should be alerting and not announcing “could be short”.

http://www.acbl.org/clubs_page/club-administration/club-directors/rulings-faq/alertsannouncements-for-1%E2%99%A31%E2%99%A6-opening-bids/
Aug. 30, 2016
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The Blanchard lawsuit occurred before I started playing bridge so I was never familiar with the details

From reading the LA Times article, it seems the suit was protesting Women only events as much as Men only events. If that's correct, why did one survive and one disappear?
Aug. 11, 2016
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Perhaps they can just write a new scoring program
/sarc
Aug. 5, 2016
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There was also a similar case at the Canadian Nationals in Toronto about 20 or 25 years ago. I spoke to Jonathon Steinberg about it a couple of months ago but neither he nor anyone else I talked to could remember the outcome.

The one thing people did remember was that at the time the punishment was felt to be very minor.
Aug. 3, 2016
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The Granovetters play 12+ to 16 as part of their strong club system.
July 25, 2016
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Would that agreement be legal anywhere?
June 15, 2016
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David,

I'm sure you noticed there were fewer teams this year than last year when it was cancelled for lack of attendance.
June 2, 2016
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I hope they weren't using a rotary phone to call him :-)
June 2, 2016
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If you followed the 2015 CWTC situation, you know for the CBF a CoC is just a suggestion :-)

http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/2015-canadian-womens-team-trials-cancelled/
May 31, 2016
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Here's what happened Gary.

On Monday afternoon my girlfriend Cheryl and I were watching the vugraph. We both couldn't figure out how 2 made but we just assumed the vugraph was wrong.

On Friday I spoke to Hazel Wolpert and we discussed a couple of the boards but I had completely forgotten about board 14 and 2. That evening Cheryl asked if I'd found out how the contract was made and I told her I was seeing Hazel the next day and I'd ask.

Hazel didn't remember the board in question so we looked at it on BBO and she realized the play was correct, the claim was wrong. That was something neither Cheryl or I had ever considered. If I had thought so, I probably wouldn't have brought it up at all.

My friends had just lost a 120 board match by 1 IMP, I wasn't going to ask why they pitched 4 IMPs by accepting a bad claim. The whole thing started by accident. After that I had no connection to anything.

To Ina, Katie, Joan, Karen, Pamela, Brenda, Sylvia, Barbara and especially Hazel, Linda and Sondra, sorry to have caused all this trouble.
May 30, 2016
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“the period for score adjustment has long passed”

When was that?
May 30, 2016
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Ed, this is from the CoC

A. SPONSORSHIP
The Canadian Bridge Federation (CBF) is the sponsoring organization for this event. These conditions of contest have
been determined, and will be administered, by the sponsoring.
B. SANCTION
The American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) is the sanctioning organization for this event. The sanctioning
organization shall issue Masterpoint awards to participants.
May 30, 2016
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This was a CBF event, not an ACBL event.
May 30, 2016
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Usually 19-21. 17-20 in one partnership
May 30, 2016
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Four hours after the event ended there's still no results at all for Sunday's play at the CBC website.

L'Ecuyer (Nick L'Ecuyer, Zygmunt Marcinski, Nick and Judy Gartaganis, Kamel Fergani, Fred Pollack) won the Open Teams.

Carruthers (John Carruthers, Joey Silver, George Mittleman, Robert Lebi, Pierre Daigneault, Boris Baran) won the Seniors
May 30, 2016
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Hazel's Bridge Club did have a flyer for the event on their bulletin board.
May 29, 2016
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