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Brian Platnick
Brian Platnick
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 16, 2011
Last Seen
13 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

In addition to playing bridge, I am currently a member of the ACBL seeding committee.  I have also coached 2 junior pairs in the program run by Michael and Debbie Rosenberg.  When not playing bridge, I spend my time trading stock options, chilling with my family, and traveling. 

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the 2017 Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 1991 World Juniors, 2010 Spingold, 2017 Spingold, 2010 Rosenblum, several other 1st/2nd place finishes in NABC events. WBF World Grand Master,
Regular Bridge Partners
John Diamond.
Favorite Tournaments
USBF team trials
Favorite Conventions
Precision
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Bad Claim Case from San Francisco
Richard, My point is that the merit for this appeal should not be judged by the number of comments on this thread just like the 1100+ comments on the following thread seem a bit excessive: https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/selection-problems/?cj=630663#new_1 As to your other point of ...
Anyone for going back to the old Fall schedule or moving the Reisinger to the first weekend of the tournament?
Jeff, Not sure how you are still getting 11 days for my suggestion, must be “new math” blues - Fri/Sat/Sun Reisinger - next Fri/Sat/Sun Soloway is 7 days: Swiss on Mon/Tue. Round of 32 (or 64 & 32) on Wednesday, 16 on Thursday concurrent with Reisinger are quarters ...
Anyone for going back to the old Fall schedule or moving the Reisinger to the first weekend of the tournament?
Jeff, You don’t count correctly.
Bad Claim Case from San Francisco
Cameron, The discussion seems to be about whether the correct ruling is down 1, 2, or more. So if the other team appealed, that would have merit. But the declaring side arguing for 12 tricks is ludicrous. In general, judging the relevance of an issue based on the number of ...
Anyone for going back to the old Fall schedule or moving the Reisinger to the first weekend of the tournament?
My suggestion, which everyone else hated: - Start with Blue Ribbon Pairs - Soloway starts Monday. — if a very large field (over 120?), 64 teams Q for KO, but first 2 rounds are 1/2 day matches — if under 120, 32 teams Q - full day matches. - Reisinger last 3 days with losers ...
Bad Claim Case from San Francisco
Agree with Marty & Mike, From the writeup in the Daily Bulletin: “He said that he spoke to several expert players, one of whom he addressed in the reviewer’s presence. All of them stated that defending 6♠, not ruffing a diamond winner would be a horrible play that no one ...
Does Meckwell ever sleep on the couch?
Richard, According to Kit, “Dave has what I call an "aces and spaces" hand -- control rich but trick poor. He needs trumps and fillers from partner. RKC won't do the job...” So how about K KQxx KQxx KQxx? But at the table, I wouldn’t bother thinking about it ...
Does Meckwell ever sleep on the couch?
AK Qxxxx KQx KJx
Bidding philosophy
Not clear.
Bidding philosophy
“In second seat you hear 1♥ to your right.” Barry, Please be more precise. Is 2nd seat where you were sitting when you heard 1H? Is 2nd seat the position from whence the 1H bid originated? If you listen as clearly as you write, is it possible that the 1H ...
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