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Alan Applebaum
Alan Applebaum
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 29, 2011
Last Seen
7 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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GNT Winners
And congrats to the D25 Championship flight winners!
Sexism - and Physiology
Peg, I was not suggesting that no one cite scientific evidence in support of an opinion. My point was regarding the collection of the scientific evidence in the first instance. In any event, if a player claims they (or women generally) have been held back by sexism, I seriously doubt ...
Sexism - and Physiology
What value does investigation of male-female brain differences, as applied to bridge-playing ability, have? We are morally obligated to judge people as individuals, not as members of groups. As noted above and many times on other threads, if there are in fact separate "bell curves" for men and women as ...
Even Scrabble is more popular than bridge?!
Cathy, I agree 100% that the flourishing of the tournament world depends the existence of a large "base" of casual players. My point was that Culbertson and Goren profited from the casual players by selling them bridge books, articles, lectures, lessons etc. and I don't think today's economy ...
Even Scrabble is more popular than bridge?!
In olden times Culbertson and Goren could make money by encouraging people to play at home, so they did that, successfully. In 2016 that does not seem feasible whether by the ACBL or anyone else.
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 ...
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