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Barry Margolin
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Member Since
June 28, 2010
Last Seen
Feb. 16
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
2nd place 2000 GNT Flight C
Member of Bridge Club(s)
MIT/DL
BBO Username
barmar
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
James Jones & Barry Margolin
Standard American (2/1 forces to 2NT)
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Nathan Glasser & Barry Margolin
2 over 1
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Barry Margolin Individual
2 over 1
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Kathy Gilman & Barry Margolin
2/1
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Elizabeth Gompels & Barry Margolin
2/1 Game Forcing
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Robin Hillyard & Barry Margolin
2/1 Game Forcing
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Bob Bertoni & Barry Margolin
2/1 Game Force
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Rain Lan and Barry Margolin
2/1
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BBO GIB 2/1
2/1 Game Forcing
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Mary Vickers & Barry Margolin
2/1 Game Forcing
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Jim Overly & Barry Margolin
2 over 1
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I Don't Understand This
I know it's kind of morbid, but considering the average age of ACBL members, it would probably be reasonable for them to proactively search for an obituary of any long-standing member who suddenly fails to renew. But since ACBL allows you to renew for multiple years at a time ...
I Don't Understand This
But the In Memoriam policy in the Bulletin doesn't actually say anything about having to be a paid-up member. I haven't looked elsewhere to see if there's a more detailed policy somewhere.
I Don't Understand This
The whole "member for life" thing became a joke years ago. You don't have to pay dues, but instead you have to pay a "service fee". If you don't you're still officially a member, but you don't actually get any benefits.
Too stringent with the announcements/alerts?
I think many games are played with lax rules in less formal settings. For instance, if you play tennis with a friend, rather than in a tournament with a referee, how often do they call foot faults?
Too stringent with the announcements/alerts?
What do you mean by "your" interpretation? This is your first post in the thread. It seems like you're trying to distinguish "forcing for one round but limited" from "forcing for one round and unlimited". But neither of these is the same as "game forcing", which means forcing for ...
Too stringent with the announcements/alerts?
When I started playing, 2/1 GF was alertable. But it was becoming more and more popular, and is only slightly stronger than a SA 2/1, that ACBL changed this. Precision is not so common that it's fair to compare them and use the same logic when deciding ...
Too stringent with the announcements/alerts?
Don't take it so personally, they're just playing the odds. People who are confused by the alert procedure are much more common than people who play an alertable 1NT bid (it's likely you're the first they've ever encountered). I went to an NABC shortly after ...
Law 23 Comparable Call
10C4 means that if partner is barred, you're allowed to try to guess the best contract. You aren't forced to keep bidding according to your agreed system when you know that partner will not be able to participate. You don't have to give up when your side ...
Law 23 Comparable Call
Yes, that's the Law I was thinking about. The general point is that you can't usually take advantage of rectification of your own offense to damage the opponents. Another place where the Laws say this is 64C1. If the automatic revoke penalty is not enough to restore equity ...
Law 23 Comparable Call
That's what 23C and 27D are intended for. If the only way to get to the best contract is by making an insufficient bid and then barring partner with the replacement, you don't get to keep that good result.
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