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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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Bols Tips
"The book", was not actually the first one that covered Bols Tips The Master Point Press version is still available in multiple formats (paperback & electronic) "The Complete Book of BOLS Bridge Tips" Sally Brock Master Point Press, 1997 Probably not available without a diligent search was a book that only ...
2!C-Multi ?
as mentioned above, this convention is NOT approved in all parts of the world. That said: Sweden's Ola & Mikael Rimstedt use 2 as weak 2 or normal strong 2 in conjunction with opening 2 = BAL, 18-19 ...
Looking for Precision Manual
"Simplified Precision Bridge" (outer cover) "The Simplified Precision System of Bridge Bidding" (inside title page) by C.C. Wei edited by Robert B. Ewen 1972 64 pages
Tie breaking in USBC KO matches
I'm with Jan in thinking BAM scoring to break the tie in an IMP marathon is fundamentally flawed. HOWEVER, if we eliminate the matchpoint-itis of one overtrick or 3N vs 4M, then how about comparing number of significant imp swings in the match? This would require defining "significant imp ...
Senior Slams II
apologies - i forgot to process bid/play records for 2nd day of Senior USA1 Finals all are now available on by following "Event Results" => "2017 Senior USBC" => "Finals" then click on an imp score
Archiving Convention Cards
the answer is conditional if pairs provide a link to a bridgewinners CC: * if still active, you have access to CURRENT card, not necessarily the one that was used during the particular USBC event (i agree that it might make sens to take a snapshot, but there are some non-trivial ...
BBO Vugraph - Where are the women?
this year is an anomaly with the open/women overlap if you check the rosters from the Open USBC events in the 2010s, I believe the results will disprove your theory that women's teams/pairs would show up in higher numbers if Open USBC and Women's USBC were ...
BBO Vugraph - Where are the women?
I wasn't sure where to insert this, so it is standalone I am frequently asked online which matches will be shown, why aren't we seeing a particular player, etc. In the last approximately 3 years, not a single person has asked me about coverage in a woman's ...
Meckwell Lite
i can imagine some non-opening 2-suiters that might be thrown into these unused bids but as mentioned elsewhere "Lite" tries to keep things simple. so -- only changing changing point count and keeping shapes the same makes a lot of sense below, Steve mentions KISS & identifies responses that DNE (does not ...
Meckwell Lite
semantics: meckwell the pair does not play the system that too many call meckwell lite. meckwell plays RM Precision "Rodwell Meckstroth Precison" when rodwell was In The Well, he said the system played by many big club pairs we see on vugraph is actually RSVP, "Rodwell Soloway Version of Precision ...

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