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Alan Applebaum
Alan Applebaum
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 29, 2011
Last Seen
14 minutes 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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My dream bridge outing with Michael Rosenberg
Fascinating - not only have I had this dream multiple times, but I have been told by others that they have it too. A common variation is that you find the playing site, but wander endlessly up and down the aisles looking for your table.
Why aren't you playing in the USBF Trials?
I'm a little puzzled why the trials would be regarded as the "best event on the US calendar", with nothing else even close, given that about half of the players who would be on the top 32 teams in the Vandy or Spingold are not eligible to play in ...
Why aren't you playing in the USBF Trials?
A few things: I believe the amount of competition you are guaranteed in the trials will vary with the number of entrants. The one time I played in it there were quite a few more teams than 15, and I believe we were guaranteed only three sessions, although I could ...
Why aren't you playing in the USBF Trials?
Variation: "I have limited time and money for bridge, and the team trials are not as attractive as NABCs, for a number of reasons."
Dahl and Oshlag Lead Silodor Pairs
And...after the first final, Jeff is looking good with his two horses 1st and 3rd!
Grossack Brothers Still Lead Platinum Pairs
Glad to see Zach staying sharp between sessions by playing in the midnight zip KO.
What is the minimum for a takeout double part II 4450
The problem is not necessarily the penalty pass of 1C. The problem is later (especially at matchpoints) when partner doubles them on the 3-level, thinking it is your hand.
Masterpoints per minute and per dollar
Let me suggest an additional complication. So far the discussion has appeared to focus on a cost/benefit analysis assuming that time and money are the only "costs" and masterpoints are the only "benefit". But playing boards is also a benefit, and your boards per minute (benefit/cost) is much ...
Total Eclipse of the Sun
Too bad the Saratoga regional doesn't fit the schedule, as it is in June.
David Corn's bidding problem: KJ85 AJ9532 9 QT
4H is technically an overbid but if they have to make a decision about whether to save I want them to do it before my LHO can indicate whether or not they have a diamond fit. Also, concealing your hand may have some value. Vulnerable at IMPs it does not ...
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