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Ben Franz
Ben Franz
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Member Since
June 1, 2012
Last Seen
March 24
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Frequent club player, a few tournaments each year and an aspiring palooka.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Member of Bridge Club(s)
Duke City BC, Albuquerque Unit 374
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Bridge Base Convention Card
I had the same problem. I was editing a card in a new browser tab and the tab where I logged in originally dropped out - probably due to my less than robust connection. I learned to save the new card every few changes. Made me nostalgic for the really old ...
Poll: Is “Plain Blackwood” Ever Played by “High-Level” Pairs?
"Therefore, there would be no chance of an "occasional disaster" due to confusion about which version applied." Too, too funny... I also don't think self-driving cars are a good idea.
Stimulants Probably Do Not Improve Bridge Performance
OK, this is all well and good but they'll still have to pry my coffee mug from my cold, dead hands! Interesting results - thanks for posting.
Tournament Site Horror Stories
But, on the positive side, this could enhance the head banging experience that often results from bridge... mine, anyway.
Can Bergen raises be unlimited?
We play 1M-2N = 4+ trump, 6+ HCP and 1M-3M preemptive. Allows 1M-3m (and 1-3) as invitational, 6+ length. Makes rebids a little clearer when opponents compete.
Board 13 from the 04/09/2018 Common Game
When we played this board, W bid 2 over my 2 transfer. Partner doubled and I fell from grace and pulled it. I'm not looking for absolution but I am interested in hearing thoughts about this and similar sequences. A number of questions arise: 1. North's ...
Mean .vs. Geomean
Lies, damned lies and statistics (Twain, IIRC). Another unhelpful comment - you are welcome!
CAS Decision on Fantoni and Nunes
Although, trying to get through the feeding frenzy at the club snack bar is very similar to Greco-Roman wrestling.
How often do you play bridge?
I play a lot more than the OP so I guess I'll have to find a different excuse for my mediocrity.
Bridge goals and resolutions for 2018
What was the question?
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