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Brian Platnick
Brian Platnick
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 16, 2011
Last Seen
Jan. 17
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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UI or not?
"Because we have a set of rules that prevent accidents." Then why do you spend so many nights sleeping on the couch?
Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer 1927-2018
A friend who is a mathematician emailed to me the story below and asked iif it were true. Can anyone confirm? "Another story about bridge, that I heard from Peter Swinnerton-Dyer himself: At a tournament, Peter called over the referee, told him formally that he was not making an error ...
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
Hi Danny, I remember when this happened and was under the impression Colker has a lot of evidence on them.
Restricted Choice and it's application outside the bridge table.
For me, this problem is easier if you assume Monty chose the other unopened door. Change the game a bit. There are 10 paper cups turned upside down. One of them has a silver dollar under it. The contestant chooses one, but doesn’t turn it over. The host then ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
“When opponents have a misunderstanding and play in a cuebid - for a "likely" top for me - I'll still look to make the most of it. One never knows. If I could have gotten more but didn't, it means there was some element of doubt for me. Just as ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
“I don't think a double or ♦K lead necessarily trumps the UI. I think that the failure to do those things shows that the leader did not actually KNOW partner had ♦A - he only suspected it. And therfore there was theoretical risk involved.” Michael, I generally agree with your ...
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
I think Dave means the real party wronged financially. His comment was in the context of financial disgorgement.
One Disillusioned NLM
Hi Randy, I have certainly seen a few committee rulings where I felt that a committee member or 2 might have recused themselves. I have also seen rulings that I thought were unconscionable (the "oh sh t" ruling particularly), but they have cut both ways. Sometimes the "celebrity" player comes ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Hi AT, I don't usually get involved in back and forth arguments on BW because it seems to involve both sides just repeating themselves. However, I'm going to repeat myself one more time then move on to all of the non-bridge responsibilities I neglected while in Hawaii. you ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
“How did you arrive at the conclusion that EW screwed up if there was no break of tempo from South?” The same way Joe belatedly arrived at this conclusion and the same way a hundred earlier posts have explained: - Joe denied a diamond control - Bobby can now bid wood with ...

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