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Alan Shillitoe
Alan Shillitoe
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May 4, 2015
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Bridge Player
about me

English Bridge's chief babysitter.

United Kingdom

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BBO Username
the saint
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Frances Hinden's bidding problem: 53 53 Q9 Q976542
Seeing some of the 14 counts that people bid 2N on in the pass out seat, I'm guessing 4 tricks or 9!
Alan Shillitoe's bidding problem: JT763 K9 K7642 6
He would.
Martin Hoffman 1929-2018
Sad news. Was always entertaining playing against him.
Bridge Books
I agree - a good selection. One solution might be to donate (some?) them to the Junior Squads (disclaimer - I've been involved with coaching them for a number of years) - although some are more useful than others. There is a 'library' for the U21s. We were looking at the possibility ...
Giorgio Provenza's bidding problem: K8 K984 Q2 KQJT9
I agree it isn't clear and I remain open to be convinced in other directions.
Giorgio Provenza's bidding problem: K8 K984 Q2 KQJT9
I know the deal but I'm going to remain honest to my expressed views at the time.
Prize money in bridge?
One might also argue they have a bigger incentive to cheat to gain the good results needed to get the best clients and salaries. Obviously not saying all pros cheat, but those that were revealed to have been doing so were one of the biggest established pairs and one that ...
A proposed mechanism for mitigating potential UI situations
The fourth option is that of an Imperial Stormtrooper directing a Bridge event on Tatooine having just been to the table where a ruling was requested against a Jedi and his young companion.
Suggestion for attracting younger players.
For those of you who don't know Ned - he knows a lot about getting people to play and having fun while doing it.
Suggestion for attracting younger players.
I agree it's a problem in not getting enough kids exposed in the first place. I'd love to be able to stick a couple of zeroes on the end of the numbers we do manage to engage. But I've seen so many initiatives where a good number ...

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