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Alan Applebaum
Alan Applebaum
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 29, 2011
Last Seen
Nov. 24
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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Yes, BBO robot games are good for bridge. Yes, BBO robot games are fun - in many cases much more fun than FTF bridge. Yes, BBO robot games are very good practice, particularly for declarer play but also for defense. For bidding, not so much. Yes, BBO robot bridge makes it ...
Cheating Scene Uncoded
I heard a similar version of this story nearly 45 years ago. In that version, Edith's partner was also a woman.
Cheating in Low Places by Mel Colchamiro
Peg's comment gets at why I am in her camp on this. 50 years ago when bridge was many times more popular than it is today, the ACBL did not walk the streets with a butterfly net to attract duplicate players and accordingly, those that ventured to a club ...
Cheating in Low Places by Mel Colchamiro
I agree with Mel 100% about the stop card and have discussed it with my district director. He does not see it as that much of a problem (possibly because he does not play much in clubs). But Mel didn't even get into the crimes perpetrated by the stop-card-user ...
ACBL, Ballrooms and Costs
I agree generally with the gist of this post but I need to quibble with one point. I consider the question of whether bridge players are "cheap" to be unresolved. What is definitely true however is that, except for pros, people are spending THEIR OWN MONEY during an NABC. THAT ...
ACBL, Ballrooms and Costs
No can do - NABCs are powered by local volunteers and you can't keep asking the same people to step forward.
Suzi subeck
We should have a convention regarding thread titles that bear only a person's name, such as "The person named is not dead, is not seriously ill, and has not done anything bad."
four-card majors
Whether they open 4 or 5 card majors is unlikely to affect your immediate intervention. If they respond 1NT and do not announce "forcing" you can ask then. To me the toughest situation is when it goes 1M-P-2M by them. You really need to know at that point since it ...
How can an Open KO be canceled at a Regional?
Again, my point is that the underlying problem is the lack of Flight A teams. I suppose it is possible that there were a number of Flight B teams in addition to Jeff's that would have been happily willing to play the Flight A teams but I really doubt ...
How can an Open KO be canceled at a Regional?
Given that our District president and our District Board member are both national open champions, that does not seem very likely to me. What is more likely is that this was done solely by the directing staff, who did not relish the prospect of lining up the Flight B team ...
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