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Al Hollander
Al Hollander
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 20, 2010
Last Seen
Aug. 16
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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1!C balanced or !Cs with transfer responses, 1!D unbalanced
1!C balanced or !Cs with transfer responses, 1!D unbalanced
Alan, you are right. in most parts of the world Precision and Polish Club still open 2 with 5 4M for decades, i often opened precision 1 rather than 2 with 5 4M. usually relative suit strength was a factor, but really our arsenal was ...
1!C balanced or !Cs with transfer responses, 1!D unbalanced
big clubbers must open 1 on (41)35 hands are you sure about the context? if so, other 4-letter words are available
1!C balanced or !Cs with transfer responses, 1!D unbalanced
1 "unbalanced" covers a) 6+ b) primary (5+), some singleton/void c) 4(441) partnerships decide whether to treat 5(422) as 1 or 1 i) always bal (1) ii) always unbal (1) -- so maybe best described as (semi)-unbal iii ...
What is the logic of Senior events now considering...
* knowing that the ACBL is still in the process of defining age of senior as 60 - while finally eliminating those grandfathered in who can play without being 60 (i think acbl originally defined senior as 55, but it might have been 50). * knowing the WBF is in the process of ...
Pop History: The Hating Game (Murray-Kehela, The Canadian Magazine, December 7, 1974, by Alan Edmonds)
i had enjoyable flashbacks of watching hockey with derek sanderson on the ice
Request: International Popular Bridge Monthly, Aug 74
Apologies for the extended delay I finally decided to do an inventory of my holdings. Popular Bridge (US), August 1974, Volume 8 Number 4 includes the article "Another Death in Venice", pp. 28-37 by Alfred Sheinwold it covers the 1974 Bermuda Bowl. That issue also includes a picture of schoolmates ...
A point of curiosity
Jan is right (go figure) before Grue-Moss: Grue-Cheek played strong 1 Moss-Gitelman 2/1 warning: a common mistake in the description for Grue-Moss is that it is simply vul vs non-vul. i don't know if that was the original approach, but now 4th seat is strong 1 ...
A point of curiosity
this has me thinking of fun story from fun friday night club game in the 1970s we played DEALER-specific systems if i dealt, we played my system if partner dealt, we played his system if opponent dealt, we played their system absolutely illegal by acbl rules - including one of our ...
A point of curiosity
Jan already mentioned Grue-Moss as one half of a forcing club pair their other half playing a version of 2/1 in 1st/2nd/3rd when vul the first pair that i saw play 2 different systems depending upon vulnerability was jassem-martens splitting between Precision and Polish Club. partial synapse ...

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