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Al Hollander
Al Hollander
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 20, 2010
Last Seen
15 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
getting harry goldwater to laugh when opp called director on me
Bridge Accomplishments
bbo vugraph commentator, extensive library
Regular Bridge Partners
none this millenium
Member of Bridge Club(s)
none
Favorite Tournaments
none this millenium
Favorite Conventions
big club, relay, transfer/flip-flop in non-nt
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Senior USBC seeding from 2020 on
i told you i always confuse PPs and SPs sorry about that
Senior USBC seeding from 2020 on
Presumably still adjusting for having ineligible teammates - because of country of residence rather than lack of age
Senior USBC seeding from 2020 on
"senior only" team would also need to be better defined. do the players need to seniors during the event where SPs can be earned or just seniors for the SUSBC? even those targets are hazy since the WBF is in the midst of slowly changing their definition of minimum age ...
Senior USBC seeding from 2020 on
The only thing that comes to mind is recognition of results from the World Bridge Series' Senior event, The Rand Cup. It is unique in that players are not in that world championship because of results in an SUSBC The events in that quadrennial WBS are Transnational, so the chance ...
Best defense against Big Club?
my recollection of discussions with bigtrain (Walter) is that he thought interference over strong 1 didn't become effective until at least 2 one qualification i would add - if your opponents use a relay structure, then the interference is probably most effective when it is at a level ...
Bridge Books of Yesteryear
to both references saying Card Play Technique is "much better" i can only say 'much better' = huge underbid I have worn out multiple copies of Card Play Technique Never have been able to finish reading Watson - or Culbertson's Red Book on Play. But when has Mollo not been magnitudes ...
Xmas party bridge
having played this format of 'partner leads next', i do have one suggestion -- DO NOT PLAY IF SOBER actually it was a blast never did figure out how to adjust bidding. keeping track of who was on lead was difficult enough.
Poll #3: Restrictions on Player Who has Qualified for Two Events
just for confirmation: 1) this does NOT apply to players who have qualified for the Bermuda Bowl 1a) BB qualifiers are ineligible to choose another event 1b) i think (keyword) BB qualifiers aren't even eligible to play in subsequent USBCs, so the existing situation still exists where pre-registered teams ...
1!S X 2!S X - Minors or can it have hearts?
if mentioning Kit, we should include the general rule he has posted multiple times on bridgewinners: if game is still possible, then 2NT=lebensohl
Pop History: Life Has Been a Winning Hand (Oswald Jacoby, from The Madison [Wisconsin] Courier, February 3, 1984)
my guess for survivors in decreasing order of confidence would be: von Zedwitz Gruenther Lightner yes, i could check to confirm dates, but that would be dishonest
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