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Allan Graves
Allan Graves
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Member Since
March 19, 2011
Last Seen
July 17
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Bridge Teacher and professional player Interested in : Bridge Teaching focus and methods Meditation ( Mindfullness /Awareness training ) practice for bridge players. Member Canadian bridge Hall of Fame , 2017 Senior world Champion , 15 Canadian and USA National Championships.  Feel free to contact me for more information and resources. University major and credentials in Student Centered Education. 


Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Canadian Bridge Hall of fame. 2017 Senior World Champion USA
Favorite Conventions
18-19 balanced 2D opener
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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A friend has gone - Jon Sveindal has left the Green table
This is very sad news . I had known that he had been sick for a long time. I remember how devoted he was to his daughter who needed more help, through no fault of her own, from her parents and that Jon always put her first . We played in some ...
ACBL Chief Executive Dismissed
Johathan, they were almost unanimously enthusiastic and wanted Paul to return for a second session but by the next day the factions made things too difficult. It is hard with such a large number to come to a solid consensus in a short period of time. It is unfortunate that ...
The Death of Teams
The master-point plan was created with a twofold purpose. To track lifetime achievement and establish peer groups. Bridge is at its competitive best played in your general peer group or " playing up " Until we stop using it as a motivator and short term marketing crutch, inflation and it's myriad ...
Eric Murray 1928-2018
I had the pleasure to play on some Canadian teams with Eric and Sami. One such expedition was the 1980 Olympiad in Valkenburg. Bidding boxes were not yet in wide use in North America. During the qualifying rounds It when 3 quick Greens to Murray who later recounted . " I noticed ...
Memories of Margie
Very sad , Margie was very generous in so many ways.
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
And just how many angels can you fit on a pin.?
Eric Murray 1928-2018
oh that is very sad.
What is wrong with the Montreal Relay?
yes game forcing balanced 2NT that can include major best positioned in NT, is de riguer , even if not playing Montreal relay, as it is good to get that hand into NT and off the one level ASAP.
What is wrong with the Montreal Relay?
Koiksh played it for as long as anyone would play it with him as I recall. In particular with a weak NT system it is extremely good as over 1D resp it allows opener with distribution to rebid 1M (he cant be 12-14 balanced.and a 1S response on any ...
USBC round robin format
Not in this case. Team A and team B are in it for the last place. When Team B played team C , team C was still in contention and playing a normal strategy. When Team A played them team C Team C was swinging wildly and team A was handed ...

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