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20 years NZ championships Bulletin editor, 10 years Australian NOT editor  . 2 PABC bulletin editorial stints, NZ Open trialist (horribly inconsequential) 2 NZ Seniors titles. Habitual psycher, habitual over-bidder, eternal optimist at the table, eternally disappointed

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Wrong view on multi 2d by ACBL
Dear God, how bizarre is this discussion? Multi? a problem for anyone? Not in my world. Yes there are limits on when it an be used but almost every club allows it on most nights (only the biggest clubs where they can manage a restricted night don't) and nobody ...
When your tires are flat
How much simpler life would be if an unintended bid were treated as any of our unintended actions - miscounting trumps, forgetting the system, not noticing partner's count card, revoking etc etc etc. Put out your bidding card CAReFULLY. If you don't tough s**t - just like all the ...
Indignor quandoque
I believe that it is a semi quote from the Roman poet Horace who concluded (i think) "bonum Homerus dormitat" - I am annoyed when even good Homer nods
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Reese was particularly scathing (even by his own high standards) regarding the inaccuracies in "Oysters".
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Of the 6 writers you mention, one (Culbertson) got one passing mention in the original thread on which I based this poll.
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When making the shortlist, I tried to reflect the responses to the original article. Without wading through all the responses, my memory is that Truscott got one mention.
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See response to Gary H below. Love Chthonic but only one (I think) mention and no others for any other writing by Kleinmann - correct me if I'm wrong
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Thank you Patrick.typo
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Thank you Richard for proving my prediction if not my memory
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Richard F: Have to say the Harrison Grey Country Life book is the best presented bridge book I've ever seen
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