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Adam Parrish
Adam Parrish
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Member Since
Jan. 27, 2011
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Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player/teacher/writer and Bridge Winners admin. When not playing bridge I'm writing plays. Or more accurately procrastinating, telling myself I should be working on a play. I live on Cape Cod and am on the boards of EMBA (Unit 108), District 25, and New England Youth Bridge (

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Watching partner play 5C with an 8-4 trump split.
Bridge Accomplishments
A few top 10s, including 4th in Wernher Pairs with a frisky 14-year-old.
Regular Bridge Partners
No one who plays bridge can be considered "regular."
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Sapphire Life Master
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Say No To Cheats
So we have someone who has stolen 140 cars and we have evidence in only 40 of the cases; that's fine, prosecuting him for 40 is sufficient. Instead, we're prosecuting him for one crime as a first-time offender. When we prove a pair is cheating, we should treat ...
Say No To Cheats
To prove cheating, we must present many hands, or break a code based on many hands. So your analogy does not hold water: we cannot bust them for stealing one car at a time, we can only bust them for stealing a bunch of cars. (The F-N deal where he ...
Say No To Cheats
Mr. Pascal, first, I want to thank you for your participation in this thread. We all appreciate engagement from our bridge administrators. I'm curious about the 10-year suspension guideline you mentioned earlier in the thread. My understanding was that based on IOC and/or CAS regulations, a 5-year suspension ...
Say No To Cheats
(e) I sincerely hope CAS decisions will not stop any federation from keeping away cheaters Hasn't the recent CAS decision done just that? The length of suspension was weakened to begin with based on knowledge of what the CAS would uphold. And then a no-nothing panel re-tried a case ...
FLEISHER Wins Vanderbilt
Gabay and McDevitt Win Mixed Pairs
Great job, guys!
Levin and Weinstein Win Platinum Pairs
Congrats! Not really fair to the field for you guys to play the pairs together.
Your Opinions, Please
Yes, unfortunately the precedents being set make it clear "no agreement" should always be your answer. This is just one of many, many examples. It's not in the spirit of the game, and something needs to be done to stop it.
Open Philadelphia Discussion Thread
How are the chairs in the playing area? Do I need to bring my seat cushion?
BW 2/1 SHAPE and STRENGTH System Summaries
The point of the announcement is so opponents know whether the 1NT response can include invitational (or even GF) hands or not. The distinction between "forcing" and "semi-forcing" is whether opener ever passes 1NT. The frequency with which he passes or the hand-types that might pass are irrelevant.

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