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A.J. Stephani
A.J. Stephani
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Member Since
June 28, 2011
Last Seen
March 27
Member Type
Bridge Player

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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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First match Pairings announced for 2020 Spring Online K.O.
Apparently the World Junior Online Championship recommended video screenmates as well. . . . No glitches in our match: * The video conference technology is so good now that technical problems should be rare. Any of the major video conference platforms should work fine. * The alert process is the best part of this -- you ...
ACBL BOD Reorganization Passes First Reading
We didn't touch the method by which the Regional Directors are selected - that's another rabbit hole we didn't want to tangle up with the BOD size question. The members of the BOD will continue to be selected by Unit Board vote in the same manner as before ...
First match Pairings announced for 2020 Spring Online K.O.
Thanks for taking the time to organize this, Tom! We're all climbing a steep learning curve as we innovate our way out of this crisis, and here's a short description of what I've arranged with one of our opponents in our first match. We're all acquainted ...
Clubs and the virus
Right . . . .The last few days have reminded a lot of us locally of Mark Twain's famous quote: "When the end of the world comes I want to be in Cincinnati because everything happens there 20 years later."
Clubs and the virus
Last Friday at the Cincinnati Bridge Center, we had our largest game in 4 months. Go figure.
Highest Opening Bid You've Ever Made or Witnessed?
I (mis)remember the story as having you overcalled 6NT after a 1M opening. . . It's a great hand! There's also the hand from the Regional Swiss at the Horseshoe Casino (Louisville). . . This guy (not a bridge player) had been floating around the room after getting bored in the ...
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
>> Making LM has no meaning. << Tell that to the 110,000 or so ACBL members that haven't made LM yet. I'm sure they would appreciate knowing that their bridge journey has no meaning.
Weirdest Bid
. . . in a similar vein: 2 - X - P - P 3! - X - P - P P Bid was at IMPs, explained as, "you don't get rich making 2 doubled, and we were behind in the match."
Most Pervasive "Bridge Club Myths" re Bidding?
For some reason, I keep running into the "never underlead a king" taboo against a suit contract among the country club set (and I teach a LOT of country club players). They will underlead an ace, but not a king.
Paper or plastic?
The new ACBL plastic cards are simply too thin and flimsy for my taste. They just feel "insubstantial" in one's hands. The .33mm PVC Bridge Buddy cards are the best I've ever used. The Dealer4 machine handles them swimmingly, they're the perfect size to hold, and the ...

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