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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 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
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ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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A Simple Question
i believe this approach was explored in a Bridge World series many years ago recounting the bridge exploits of Dirty Harry.
Transfer Advances
I stand by my prior comments, but I want to make one point about "system forgets". I am not talking about the kind of "forget" where your partner overcalls and you go into a trance because you realize you don't remember whether you are playing transfer advances with this ...
Transfer Advances
After playing them for about five years, my advice on transfer advances of overcalls is "forget about it". In the time I played them, it never benefited us on a single hand, and was forgotten close to half the time by one partner or the other. I noticed it was ...
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 ...
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