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Abraham Fisher
Abraham Fisher
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Member Since
June 14, 2011
Last Seen
May 3
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Finally made LM.  Hoping to ratchet my game up a notch now.  Never seem to be able to play as much as I'd like.  Married, 4 kids, former software developer, now looking for a job teaching high school History.  Always interested in hearing about people's experiences playing, as well as finding new potential partners.  Drop me a line and say "hi".

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United States of America

Bridge Information

BBO Username
85dad
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Is there something better than BBO?
Yes, I've noticed a distinct deterioration in robot defense recently. It's almost routine that they fall for pseudo-squeezes--and that's something they should practically NEVER get wrong, given that they can count far more reliably than a human...
KO: Waving the white flag not allowed? (ACBL)
Twice I have played in the micro-Spingold and found my team behind by an enormous quantity after 3 quarters. In both cases, my teammates and I agreed that as a courtesy, we'd offer to withdraw, but that we'd prefer to play. In both cases, our opponents very courteously ...
Director Ruling on Mis-Information
Here's the problem I see with the way this case was adjudicated. One side messed up and gave MI. I'll assume that it was done in good faith. There's no question about which side that is. Yet the burden of proof for damage appears to be on ...
3 Games, divided by a common name
Over the past few days I've been thinking about how to make masterpoints a little more meaningful. How about a statistic that summarizes your masterpoints by the average strength of your opponents in the events in which you earned them. (I realize that without a way to measure opponents ...
ACBL Membership
About 660 55 year olds (rank 145th at 78%)
What would you do about illegal note taking?
Sometime within the last year or so I noticed a partnership writing down the auction (both of them) and making other notes, I don't know exactly what. They were an up and coming flight C pair, and I was pretty sure there was nothing nefarious intended. So rather than ...
Score keeping should be disallowed in the semi finals/finals of all major national matchpoint type events
I recall once being told by a director (can't remember who it was, but definitely somebody I see at Nationals regularly) that if one looks at the results on a board as it makes its way through the movement, it becomes clear that table talk is having an effect ...
What should be a director's consulting obligation before polling?
Seems to me the director need not consult you, but might be wise to do so in order to make sure to ask the best question(s) of the polled group.
To: Non-professional players only who attended the Orlando NABC
I can't state it clearly--I used credit card points for airfare, rental car, and hotel. I can tell you that I calculated that staying in an off-site hotel and renting a car was cheaper than the tournament rate at the Dolphin, but my actual out-of-pocket was obviously much smaller.
Decisions of the Appeals & Charges Committee, November 2016
Regarding seeding points...in reading these discussions, it strikes me that there are two different ways people look at them. Some clearly see them as a "reward"--you do well enough in an event and you are rewarded with seeding points. Others look at them as less of a reward ...
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