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Al Hollander
Al Hollander
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 20, 2010
Last Seen
8 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)
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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Defending Flannery
40+ years ago, Eddie Kantar wrote an article in the long defunct magazine, Popular Bridge where he described defense to Flannery. His approach DID include differentiating normal Strong NT via DBL and trick-taking SNT via 2N. Further clarification discussed PASS then 2N = minors I'm not confident and too lazy ...
Challenge the Champs Mar 2017
May 1976 Rubin-Granovetter lost to Mike & Kerri Shuman 85-86 My spreadsheet still has many gaps, but most impressive score prior to this one - at least to me was: April 2016 Rigal-Milgrim vs Pepsi-Kwicien tied @88
Challenge the Champs Mar 2017
January 2017 is the 50th anniversary of Bridge World's Challenge the Champs. Because of that, I have been making at token attempt to build a spreadsheet with various forms of trivia, The data includes, but is not limited to: * top on a board being something other than 10 * total ...
Looking for Precision Manual
the very old teachers manual can be used as a guideline on how to structure lessons and has some useful sample hands details of the modern approaches should be easy to adapt
Looking for Precision Manual
"Official Precision Teachers Manual" C. C. Wei & Shirley Silveman copyright 1972 Barclay Bridge Supplies 65 pp. I have new laptop on order - so have to wait until I regain ability to scan Hopefully you'll also find some students who are interested in EHAA
Meckstroth Elected to Hall of Fame
meckstroth had not met the age requirement until this ballot no WBF Hall of Fame no "the" Bridge Hall of Fame only ACBL Hall of Fame
What is the bridge system that has most impressed you?
show of hands -- how many of you know that Larry Weiss must be qualified as California or Boston? or sometimes California version mentioned as the guy who took tournament pictures at ACBL events Recently, I actually scanned my copy of Larry's "Simple Club" for someone who used to play ...
2017 Conditions of Contest Available for Comment
apologies to Jan and everyone else that i did not read General Conditions of Contest before posting Appendix C does show the VP Scale
2017 Conditions of Contest Available for Comment
i'll split this into topic-specific entries [i]update: before posting anything i should have also read General Conditions of Contest[/i] p.10 [b]2) IPP and Seeding Point Reduction for finishes with “tainted players”[/b] unless this only affects setting the ...
2017 Conditions of Contest Available for Comment
Round Robin knowing that specifics are somewhat dictated by number of teams, i still wonder: 1) should the CoC mention the number (range?) of boards played in Round Robin matches [i]update: just noticed p.l7 mention that minimum number of boards = 6[/i] 2) should the CoC include the ...

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