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Alan Applebaum
Alan Applebaum
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 29, 2011
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
8th in Reisinger; Have made round of 16 in Spingold; Made top 20 of Platinum Pairs 3 times (as of 1/1/14, one of only 7 players to do so).
Regular Bridge Partners
Walter Lee, Frank Merblum
Favorite Tournaments
Nationals in good tourist destinations; BBO robot games
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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ACBL lawyer. Who is your client?
Agreed - but if the in-house counsel is on a fixed salary, there's not much concern that the in-house counsel will recommend unnecessary work by himself or herself.
ACBL lawyer. Who is your client?
I think the most reasonable interpretation of 6.2.8 is that the in-house counsel is supposed to make decisions on the use of outside counsel, which is what in-house counsel usually does. Nothing controversial there I think. I agree that 6.2.9 is word salad with no nutritional ...
The problem is neither player can be sure you want to be in clubs. I will grant you that if 2S denies 3 hearts, at least opener has to have 4 clubs. But with a 5-4-2-2 hand, I don't necessarily want to commit to clubs anyway. Suppose partner does ...
I think the idea behind Soloway jump shifts is to be able to set trumps on your second bid. You can't do that with this hand, or anything close. There are XYZ treatments that will describe this hand very closely.
Barry Crane Bidding System
Yes, Gary, I definitely remember this being called "Crane's Rule".
The Bridge World
I don't think I'd much enjoy being raked over the coals in YBTJ. Perhaps the actual "victims" were more thick-skinned.
The Bridge World
I also read the chess version before reading the bridge version. My reaction was that the author of the chess version should have gotten some credit in TBW. I wrote to Edgar saying this, and a few issues later, there was a statement from Ron Klinger that the bridge version ...
The Bridge World
No, I don't. Maybe nothing! Prior to starting his partnership with me he had been tutored by two professionals and another very experienced mentor. NO ONE even saw fit to mention TBW to him apparently.
The Bridge World
My guess is that TBW has the same "lost generation" problem that US bridge in general has. About 7 or 8 years ago I was mentoring a teenager who is now a national-level player. At the time I told him he should start reading TBW, he had already been playing ...
The Bridge World
I can't resist relating a true story from about 12 years ago. In the last round of a sectional Swiss, all my partner had to do to win us the event was pick up Axxxxxx opposite KJ for no losers. He played K, all followed low. He played J ...
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