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Alan Applebaum
Alan Applebaum
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 29, 2011
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
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
applecor
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Unusual Pairings and names.
I hope Feller got a chance to play with the late Walter Johnson, so we could see who was better.
Superstitions?
When you put dummy down, NEVER say "Don't make too many". If you do, there is no chance your partner will make the actual contract.
ACBL Mixed Teams CoC
Geez, Don, is this all you got? Usually in these cases you come up with the perfectly reasonable explanation that no other poster has thought of (a similar role to that of Jan Martel).
In the Well: Adam and Zach Grossack
I'm voting for Adam as "not conservative", if there's a poll.
If you play professionally
Yes, that is the pair I heard the story about.
Where did you learn to play bridge?
Cheri Bjerkan's maiden name was Protko. She and Jim ran the game during my freshman and sophomore years (70-71, the year after Woolsey left); I ran it my junior and senior years. I first went to the club at the suggestion of someone from my high school named Chip ...
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 ...
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