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Art Desmond
Art Desmond
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
July 9
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Being asked to partner / team with Meckwell; Partnering w/ Sally Meckstroth & Curtis Cheek
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
Help, please. Interesting or humorous deals wanted.
Board 2 July 4, 2018 East, Joan Schnider, a very, very nice person, an up and coming player and a student of the game is playing in Spades on an eleven card fit. As fate would have it, East is also of the Jewish persuasion. Opening lead AD & then a Club shift, East winning. East plays the AS & notices the KS fall on her left. Immediately the Rabbi’s Rule comes to mind. Dummy (West) plays low and North plays the QS. Immediately the Rebbetzin’s Rule comes to mind {when the Queen is doubleton, play the AK}. East in a state of shock, then plays another Spade to Dummy’s JS; stating ...
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ACBL CEO: Post-Mortem
Thanks Chris for the thorough message
proofredaers wanted!
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Carolyn Robbins Peters RIP
Both Carolyn & Tom (her husband) were top notch people. My heart aches for the family.
Oren's Bols Tip
The hand record is available at Kit was on the Gupta team It was Board 7 from Round Robin matches 4-6.
A Bit of Fantasy
Very nice article Steve. Thanks for being so thorough. I know most pedestrian bidders avoid overcalling 1NT with a 5 card Major OR if holding only 1 stopper in the opened suit especially if that stopper is Qxx.
Women's USBC Final Video Log
Hi Sylvia!! As I mentioned to you via email, your efforts were outstanding. I wish you continuing success.
Great sportsmanship at the senior trials
Jeff, the first word that comes to my mind is "superb"!!
weirdest Conventions and Treatments
CHECKBACK BLACKWOOD is 4N after partner's response to Gerber. It asks partner to check their hand to be sure they gave the correct response. I was actually playing against a pair who played this & bid it at the table where I was sitting!

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