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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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Another battered lead-directing double. (France v China, QF2 B27)
You might want to cash 2 clubs before the hearts in case someone has JT tight of clubs
Caplan upsets Strul - a tale from an underdog.
Ai-Tai, While I agree with your general comments, nothing David Gold said would make me think he was racist or sexist. My take on David's comments is that people can be thought to be sexist when in reality, they are jerks (or just condescending) to everyone.
Spingold Deal
King lead asked for count.
Flipping for Winning
Many well-known players have received cell phone penalties. What happened here is very simple: any time the directors heard a cell phone, they investigated and issued a penalty. If they didn't hear and no one called, there was no penalty. In all sports, some infractions escape penalty because the ...
Flipping for Winning
Peg, It can be difficult to hear "director please" over the noise of all the cell phones.
Flipping for Winning
"Peg, I don't buy it that if a phone goes off - not vibrating, not light, but actually rings - that none of the directors in an NABC+ event heard it." I have no problem buying it. Many times I have called for a director repeatedly before getting ones attention, and ...
LO Wins Roth Swiss
Peg, I agree 100%
Interview with Jan Martel
Thanks Jan for all of the hard work and thanks to Lisa Berkowitz and Martha Katz for keeping everyone fed. To echo what my friend Ai-Tai said above, while the event is expensive, you definitely get you money's worth. Breakfast and Lunch are included every day along with coffee ...
Marty and Chip played great. During the 4 sets they played, the Fleisher team picked up about 90 Imps and lost about 60 when they were out. Chip is not only one of the greatest players in the history of bridge, but also one of the most generous. The only ...
The books have got to go.... Part II
I don't think this is accurate.

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