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Alan Applebaum
Alan Applebaum
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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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Platinum Life Master
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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 ...
How can an Open KO be canceled at a Regional?
Yes, I understand that the districts finance the regionals. That is why I proposed to my district that they combine with District 3 or, at minimum, eliminate a couple of regionals. They are already eliminating one beginning in 2017.
How can an Open KO be canceled at a Regional?
Admittedly, financial viability and overall attendance are separate matters, but given a fixed pool of players, fewer tournaments with more attendance at each improves financial viability.
Demographics and Bridge - a Beginning
Bob, I was repeating myself at a higher level of generality, i.e. that it is due to non-bridge-related differences (cultural and/or economic) between the US and other countries. I think last time my main point was that US workers tend to work longer hours than workers in other ...
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