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Al Hollander
Al Hollander
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 20, 2010
Last Seen
19 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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On Bridge Journalism
Nicolas - have you supplied any of your data to the appropriate NBOs, i.e. not ACBL, that might be able to: a) begin parallel investigation b) act before a possibly tainted team trial/selection is held c) prevent WBF from again being in the position where there is need for ...
USBF convention cards
WBF does archive PDFs Jan and I are discussing creating an archive for convention cards used in USBF events. Implementation would be my responsibility
USBF convention cards
see also https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/viewing-top-pairs-convention-cards/?cj=900327#c900327 in most cases, usbf just creates link to CC that lives in bridgewinners. the error message from bridgewinners is a result of the players nuking that card or editing the CC and saving with new name instead of saving ...
Format for 3-way Match with 2 survivors
as a non-player, one of my motivations is elimination of special cases, so how is this for a definistion: whenever a team plays against more than one team in any phase, that is treated as a RR and scored by VPs. another way to say this is: any phase where ...
Format for 3-way Match with 2 survivors
i am certain that all aspects of bridge scoring are confusing, befuddling and/or unfair to some. Arguments for/against are best explained in context of format. ex: (IMPs) Team A did than Team B better on 75% of the boards but lost because the total point/imp score was ...
Format for 3-way Match with 2 survivors
i propose a situation where you have a choice of 2 financial planners Portfolio for A Q1 gained 2K Q2 lost 100K Portfolio for B Q1 lost 5K Q2 lost 5K Which planner do you choose for Q3?
Format for 3-way Match with 2 survivors
confession - the possibility of just 1 day to eliminate 1 team helped me misread the opening paragraph of https://usbf.org/2020-u31-junior-usbc/2020-u31-junior-usbc/index.php I thought we would only be sending USA1, but a re-read does show that in a 3-team event there will still be a face-to-face Final ...
Format for 3-way Match with 2 survivors
thanks Peter i was sure about spinderbilt never using VPs my understanding of 2020 U31 is different though. IF 3-way to determine 2 teams for Italy, then i would expect many more boards and 1-day event never a possible format. but i have been wrong before
Format for 3-way Match with 2 survivors
1) spinderbilt 3-ways are in lieu of head-to-head KO matches. VPs never come into play even as tie break. I believe, but am not 100% confident, those ties broken by imp quotient 2) the OP is for mechanism to determine which 2 teams meet in a head-to-head KO Final that ...
Format for 3-way Match with 2 survivors
seems as though your proposal is for a RR with win-loss determination and VPs as 1st level tie break i don't think any organization has supported that approach in the 21st century
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