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Al Hollander
Al Hollander
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 20, 2010
Last Seen
12 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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VuGraph Commentators Needed
If you have questions and don't want to bother busy Jan, try Danny or me. helpful links: *** USBC (Open) *** Top level (available by clicking event name on BBO Schedule): http://usbf.org/2017-open-usbc/2017-open-usbc/index.php Rosters, system summary forms (SSFs), convention cards at http://usbf.org/2017-open-usbc-teams-entered Results ...
4H-(P)-5H?
no fair making this a 2-part question transfer to 3N?? IFF (if and only if) 4-5 = nat, then i suppose 4M-5M can also ask for control in other Major but that is really reaching
4H-(P)-5H?
i've seen pairs play 4M-5m as asking for a control in that suit. with the default for 4-4 = to play, perhaps there is a case for 4-5 to ask for control
EBL Launches Hall of Fame
i checked the EBL site, http://www.eurobridge.org but could not find ANY reference to the EBL HoF (but i would not rule out operator error) hopefully there will be all of: an announcement of the creation; reference to list of inductees; and description of the process
EBL Launches Hall of Fame
"long time coming" is a huge underbid
Why aren't you playing in the USBF Trials?
[i/]removed reference to restricted link[/i]
Why aren't you playing in the USBF Trials?
re: minimum amount of play we all know that Jan will correct me if i am wrong since this USBC will identify TWO USA teams for the 2017 Bermuda Bowl AND the agreed upon format is for all KO rounds to be 2-days, then every team is guaranteed AT LEAST ...
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 ...
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