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Alan Applebaum
Alan Applebaum
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 29, 2011
Last Seen
17 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
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ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Should District 9 have resigned?
I don't believe that players have any obligation to spectators. Some players are being paid, but they are not being paid so people can watch them play.
Open Toronto Discussion Thread
Enjoy the Shaw Festival! It is totally awesome, if a bit of hike from Toronto in the middle of an NABC.
Jim Munday Wins Another BBO Individual Practice Session!
One other small point, Bob - in your earlier comment you said that the human always declares, but for the first few years of robot bridge that was NOT THE CASE and it was essential to winning play to hog the hands from the GIB, which often declared as badly as ...
Jim Munday Wins Another BBO Individual Practice Session!
I am sort of on the fence about the undisclosed agreement thing. Sure, the main reason you can't psych all the time in FTF bridge is that you partner will pick it up, and thus it will work more than it should. And the main reason that you can ...
Jim Munday Wins Another BBO Individual Practice Session!
Yes, it would be better if the bots played better. I don't think that's very controversial. So what? Eventually they will, and robot bridge will be better. I look forward to that time. Games are arbitrary constructs. On these endless robot threads, I have seen two fairly good ...
What will be the winning score of the NABC Individual ?
"Especially after all the yada yada yada about how you can play down the middle and just mop up on pure skill." That depends on what you mean by "down the middle". No, you will not win at this form of bridge by making the exact same bids and plays ...
Best Advice Ever
I gather this was after the point when Table 3 became the top seed. The legend I always believed was that this was a widespread policy change for exactly the purpose of disposing of people who believed they deserved the top seed, but in fact did not. If that is ...
Best Advice Ever
If you know the scores for all redoubled contracts, making, without looking them up, maybe you are doubling too much.
The Worst Convention Ever
I'm going with transfer responses to overcalls, which I played with most of my partners for about 5 years, mostly in fairly high-level competition. Not only does this convention actively hurt you (takes the opening bidder off opening lead), but for some reason, it is extremely easy to forget ...
Foursomes - Another modest proposal for the GNT's
Indeed. Who exactly are these players, excommunicated from their preferred 5-6 baggers, that are going to form additional teams with people they didn't want to play with in the first place?
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