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Art Lowen
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Feb. 10, 2012
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March 16
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about me

I am a retired attorney. Taught myself to play while in college. Took 20+ years off to raise my family, and then re-entered the bridge world in the mid-90's. Nashville, Tennessee is home.

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Tennatty
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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What is Going On with Regional Bracket 1 Knockouts?
I also played in this event. In order to achieve a representative and competitive first bracket, there were 7 teams. The first day we played a round robin - 8 boards against all of the other 6 teams. The matches were scored at imps, converted to victory points on the 20 ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
It seems to me that the resolution of this controversy, by the District, was probably no worse, nor less fair, than any of the other possible alternatives. However, in issuing its decision, the District could, and should, have included an apology for the shortcomings in the administration of the event ...
Jones and Hall Win IMP Pairs
So happy for both of you. Congratulations.
Kickback Question
Opposite an opening bid of 4M, there is little utility in cue bidding. Opener will rarely have an outside ace, and never two of them. So, you will pass, or you will set the contract, or you will trot out your version of Blackwood. Therefore, imho, 4S opposite a 4H ...
Changing the CDR - an ACBL BoD motion
I believe that sanctions for professional players should be more harsh than for non-professional players. I believe that sanctions for experienced players should be more harsh than sanctions for newer players. With those considerations in mind, I believe it would be difficult, but still practical and possible, to enact more ...
It had to be done
As many of us are aware, this was the appeal hand which reversed the outcome of a quarterfinal match in the Spingold. If the East pass over 4S was not forcing by partnership agreement, West's 5H call was going to be disallowed by the huddle of his partner. The ...
Leo LaSota in Limbo
Not particularly relevant in this discussion, but I believe that two ACBL ranks - Life Master and Grand life Master - should require the full complement of "live" points. It's probably OK for all the other ranks to allow consideration of online points, but those two should be special and pure ...
USBC Semifinals
In the 4th segment of the semi finals, Rodwell was down one in a vul game, losing 6 instead of winning 10. He would have made the contract on a finesse in a suit which had been artificially bid by Meckstroth and doubled by Stansby, and there was an issue ...
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