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Brian Platnick
Brian Platnick
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 16, 2011
Last Seen
an hour 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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PATTERNS D1 - DEFENSE
"... and with my research I am going to demonstrate along a series of articles that the benefit declarer receive with such information is meaningless in the play of the hand and something he can do by himself. " To paraphrase Dickens, I derive from this comment that you are confounding your ...
ACBL Nationals Start times
Steve, I have a good grasp on the concept of sponsors and pros, but who are the "elites"?
John Diamond's lead problem: QT8652 Q86 KT9 7
JD, change "thought" to "thinks" my opinion hasn't changed (even if I'm wrong)
USA2 Wins Bermuda Bowl
Congrats
David Parsons's bidding problem: AQJT42 4 Q4 AKJ6
Open a strong club
USA Wins World Youth Teams
Congrats
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 ...
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