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Bart Bramley
Bart Bramley
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Member Since
July 19, 2010
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Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Grew up in Connecticut. Lived in Boston, Seattle, Chicago and now Dallas. Learned bridge from my father. My mother was a Life Master. Go Yankees!

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning 2002 BR Pairs w/Sidney Lazard
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 17 Nationals - 2nd in World Par Contest
Regular Bridge Partners
Kit Woolsey, Judy Bramley
Favorite Tournaments
Any National
Favorite Conventions
Flannery, Step Responses, Rusinow
BBO Username
bbramley
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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USBC QF Board 119
Yes. By the way, Vanderbilt and Spingold use the same numbering scheme of 30-board sets. Thus, Board 30 is none vul, East dealer, and Board 31 is none vul, North dealer (like Board 1).
USBC QF Board 119
And to clarify even further, this was actually board 29 of a 30-board set. In this event the dealers and vulnerabilities recycle starting with Board 1 in each set of 30 boards. The opening bidder was North, the dealer. The spade hand was East, in second seat. Craig is right ...
A Buffet Cup defense problem
Dummy actually had KQ9 of spades. At my table LHO shifted to the spade TEN, covered and ducked. Then he continued with the spade eight when he won the club ace. Maybe everyone watching thought it was automatic to play for the (winning) strip-squeeze when LHO let go of his ...
Two from the Buffett Cup
On the first deal DF says 3NT is cold from either side. Try it on a heart lead THROUGH the AQ10xx. That kept me up a while.
Is there a sound mathematical basis for this?
Kit is correct. In the original problem, before declarer plays a card, the chance that East has exactly one of the two missing key cards is about 2/3. Above I had a hard time seeing the fallacy in David Burn's argument using 22 yellow cards, two red cards ...
Is there a sound mathematical basis for this?
I ignored the possibility that West has three aces for the same reason as in the original problem: No opening bid. I maintain that the original problem and my restatement are logically comparable. Each statement of the problem assumes that there are three significant high-card holdings, of which West is ...
Is there a sound mathematical basis for this?
Reluctantly I find myself agreeing with David. Reluctantly, not because I have any problem with David personally, but because his solution is highly non-intuitive for me. Here's how I convinced myself. Let's restate the problem in simpler terms. Suppose we are missing three aces. Further suppose that we ...
Billy Rosen (1928-2019)
Billy was a teammate when I won my first national (Men's BAM, Spring 1980), which happened to be Billy's last national win. Several years later I moved to Chicago to trade options, which allowed me to see Billy regularly on the options floor as well as at the ...
Anders Wirgren has passed away
I echo Barry's sentiments in all respects, especially the nice guy part. I first met Anders many years ago when he played in the Cavendish Pairs in New York several times (and won it once). More recently I corresponded with him on matters of esoteric analysis. I will miss ...
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
I have arrived. In addition to Chuck Berry's Memphis (I love the line "with hurry-home drops on her cheek that trickled from her eye") and Dylan's Stuck Inside of Mobile ("it all seems so well timed") I heard Big River (Grateful Dead version) and Dylan's Highway 61 ...
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