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Benjamin Weiss
Benjamin Weiss
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 8, 2010
Last Seen
Nov. 21
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Winning Flight C GNT in 2009 (Washington D.C.)
Regular Bridge Partners
Brian Wyman
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Claim ruling poll
I'm reminded of a high level junior match (it was USA vs France I think) where declarer had AQ9x opposite K87xx and outside transportation, and claimed (without specifying cashing K to cater to 4-0 the only way possible) and was given down.
Bridge Book Collection
That's an impressive collection. It is unlikely that any one person or entity is able or willing to purchase the whole collection. Some options I've seen done in the past: 1) Sell them online piecemeal (or in smaller collections). It takes time, and extra effort to media mail ...
20th Ourgame World Computer-Bridge Championship
James, that sounds a bit like what the older par tournaments used to be like. There are worse things.
The Last Five Days
He answers this twice in the article.
Finalists in World Bridge Games
Watch them all on the lovely youtube streaming channels, which each conveniently have the vugraph on the side of the video.
Late Start in USA - Spain Match
Board 43 of the 2012 USBC Round of 16 Vs. Cohen-Wolfson. Took me all of 10 minutes. Edit: And it was literally the first board I found where 3rd seat white was given the opportunity to pass. 2nd Edit: It's been pointed out below that there was a vugraph ...
Late Start in USA - Spain Match
Thanks for confirming...that's why I provide references. Paul Holmes seems to have found a better and more recent one below.
Late Start in USA - Spain Match
Less than 1% comes from: 25% max on hands where you are dealer white. Then, with agreements to open most 10+ and some 9+ hands in 1st seat we're now down to 12%. Then assuming 1st seat can't open (nor pre-empt) then back of envelope gives another 50 ...
Late Start in USA - Spain Match
As has been pointed out less than 1% of boards played are even likely to be third seat with two passes and not have an obvious bid. Finding any hand quickly was, I thought, impressive.
Late Start in USA - Spain Match
Are the "opinions" the first two bullet points and the "facts" the six thereafter? Edit: In particular, is the 32 IMP penalty a fact?

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