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Brian Platnick
Brian Platnick
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 16, 2011
Last Seen
3 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. 

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
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Kibitzers always welcome
Throw Oren out the Moon Door!
Congratulations Team Gupta
James, For those of us who didn’t watch, can you post the lead problem?
NABC Online Pledge: Join Me With a Camera?
Agree that we should wait for the ACBL COCs. In addition to concerns about cheating, there are many other issues which make online bridge different. A few which have already been discussed on BW are: Claims Undos Can you only question the bidder or also the partner Asking about opponents ...
Allegations against EBU members
Andy, Thank you for referring to me as Brian instead of BP. Not that I really care as I often sign emails “BP” but on this site, referring to people by initials has a long, sordid history. I should have included on my list of 3 scenarios the following 4th ...
Allegations against EBU members
Peter, Limiting the discussion to posting on Bridge Winners, do you distinguish among the following 3 scenarios (1) Donald Duck and Daffy Duck are cheaters. (2) Donald Duck and Daffy Duck rarely scored over 50% at the club, now on BBO, they never make a mistake. I wonder why? (3 ...
Anti cheating committee
“ You're not actually contemplating ... are you?” It seems clear to me the answer to your question is yes or maybe no, it’s not always easy to answer questions like this clearly. But from my reading, the answer is: Yes Steve, this is NOT actually being contemplated by anyone ...
It Happened One Day
Slow Burn for Fleet
Anti cheating committee
For you philosophers, I think the question comes down to this: If a player or team intentionally violates several unambiguous rules (in this case, Conditions of Contest) but the WBF then decides to change or ignore these rules, did the player or team “break the rules”? With apologies to Lewis ...
Anti cheating committee
I think both JoAnn & Justin should be banned for having a reasonable discussion. Reasonable, respectful discourse has its place, and that place is not the internet.
Anti cheating committee
John, I was just about to make this point when I saw your comment. Looking through the list of committee members, I am confident they will do a great job. But it would be a good idea to make this committee more diverse in many ways. Certainly adding people from ...

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