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Alan Applebaum
Alan Applebaum
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 29, 2011
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States

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
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ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Open New Orleans Discussion Thread
I think it is pretty well established by now that having NABCs in small cities with no tourist attractions does not work well. NOLA in March is a fabulous choice and I believe total attendance is going to reflect that. As someone noted above, the ACBL demographic is not really ...
Enough is Enough
Third floor bathroom situation was a drag, but not unmanageable. I noted with some amusement that there were more people in the Flight B/C NAP room than were permitted according to the fire notice on the wall. Also, the Marriott tried to charge me more ($180) for the room ...
ACBL: Not-for-Profit; can/ should it be changed?
Leaving aside the issue of good corporate governance vs. bad, which I agree is not particularly dependent on whether the ACBL is for-profit or not, I do note that Ely Culbertson Inc. and Charles Goren Inc., both for-profit organizations, were successful in popularizing bridge, while the ACBL, a non-profit, is ...
Hall of Fame - Distaff Dissed?
This topic always leads me to the philosophical question, "What is the HOF for, exactly?" To recognize great players? Well, I already knew Rosenberg was a great player. His election to the HOF did nothing to educate me on that score. For that matter, I already know that Lynn, Beth ...
Hall of Fame - Distaff Dissed?
I have to agree with those who don't see an issue here. I just went through the list of female HOF members. Leaving aside those elected primarily for service to the game, only a tiny handful don't have any open wins, and quite a few have four or ...
Individual Tournaments
I played in this tournament in other events. Attendance for all events was poor, and the word on the street is that once the hotel contract is up (after next year's tournament) this regional will be discontinued.
Individual Tournaments
I would say that by far the major factor in the decline of the individual is the decline of rubber bridge. The vast majority of tournament players today never develop the specialized skills needed for either game and, as noted above, are used to playing refined "methods" with a small ...
Private score cards
You mean like when your partner opens a weak 2 and you blink your eyes, accidentally noticing on the front of your convention card that you play Ogust with this partner rather than feature? That kind of memory aid?
Private score cards
What Jan said. I think there should be a 3-IMP penalty for asking another player the vulnerability on a board if the asker is using the so-called IMP scorecard and the askee is not. I've not often heard a MP scorecard user annoy another player by asking the vulnerability ...
A Sad State of Affairs
JoAnn, I have to disagree with your second sentence. First of all the stars mostly play for pay now. I have no idea whether they would play nearly as much if they didn't get paid. Secondly, see Peg's post above about the tournament where Flight A totally collapsed ...
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