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Bart Bramley
Bart Bramley
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 19, 2010
Last Seen
Dec. 17
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 is 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
Bob Hamman, Judy Bramley
Favorite Tournaments
Any National
Favorite Conventions
Flannery, Step Responses, Rusinow
BBO Username
bbramley
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Hugh Ross 1937-2017
Hugh and I became friends when he was captain of my Bermuda Bowl team in 1991 (he was sensational as captain), and later we were partners for several years. Starting in 1992, and for many years thereafter, my wife Judy and I always had Thanksgiving dinner with Hugh and Min ...
Meal Times at Bridge Tournaments
I would hate it. I'd attempt to grab a bite before the first session, and I would give up on eating between sessions, as it would barely give me time to swallow before I had to play again. The small time between sessions isn't enough to do anything ...
Give up or try harder?
I would go legit. I agree that the winning defense of saving TWO excess diamonds is highly non-intuitive, but it should be found. By the time declarer leads the fourth trump it is a double-dummy problem. There is no hope if declarer has a club, so East must play for ...
Give up or try harder?
I saw a way to make when West is 1=8=1=3. A, A, ruff, J, ruff, Q, ruff, ruff, two high spades. Ten tricks despite 4-1 trumps. But I still can't see a way on actual distro and best defense.
John Solodar, RIP
I have fond memories of John going back to when I was just getting serious about the game. He was one of the first real players to befriend me and my group. A great memory was attending a Rolling Stones concert with John in Madison Square Garden in 1975. It ...
John Solodar, RIP
John was tall and thin with disproportionately long legs for his height. When he walked with his usual long stride he appeared to be hopping. Yes, "grasshopper" was his full nickname, but nearly always shortened to just "The Hopper". Enough said.
Solution to High-Level Defense Problem
LH: As soon as dummy hits, both defenders can see that diamonds is the key suit. Giving count in the black suits is almost certainly irrelevant to the defense. Similarly, as declarer on this deal I would be reluctant to trust any count signal except for the opening lead.
Improving the Seeding Process
Michael, The purpose of the 4-way is to qualify 3 teams for the next day, not as a free-for-all to determine seeding based on one or two short matches. If you survive you retain your seed, or possibly improve it if a higher seed was the loser of the group ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Michael B.: I disagree strongly. Seeding should be based on a multi-year record of performance, not on the most recent half-day. For the same reason, seeding should not be based on one or two days of Swiss play, which effectively produces random seeding when it is used to seed the ...
Improving the Seeding Process
I doubt that Ilya's scenario occurred as described. The Vanderbilt and Spingold have not used 3-way matches for about 15 years. More likely it was a 4-way match with 3 survivors. If a higher seeded team lost its afternoon match it could still survive by winning the evening match ...
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