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Brian Platnick
Brian Platnick
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 16, 2011
Last Seen
8 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
Watching Brad and Fred score +800 on the next to last board to win the 2010 Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 1991 World Juniors, 2010 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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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.
Is 3NT an Alert?
Michael, People often say that with screens, these problems disappear. But how do you handle the problem of one player alerting his screenmate as to every negative inference, but his partner "alerting by the rules". If both opponents aren't given the same information, this can be an issue.
Why aren't you playing in the USBF Trials?
Great point Gary. Tom should have included a choice for: - I am concerned that I will win the trials and have to actually compete in the Bermuda Bowl
Quick question on Texas.
Pass = please push us to the 5-level
Improving the Seeding Process
"I suggested to the BW team that it might be useful for someone from the seeding committee to answer questions here to help everyone better understand our seeding methods and the rationale behind them. I will now take questions from the community in an effort to make the process more ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Thanks to everyone for the helpful questions and comments, and thanks also to those whose comments and questions weren't particularly helpful. Spring break starts in 4 minutes, so no more BW for a while, time to chill with the kids. If you have any more great ideas, talk to ...
Improving the Seeding Process
Michael, True Dat
Improving the Seeding Process
I don't think Geoff is suggesting the 0.5 SPs for winning the round of 64 match should be dropped, but that there should not be a bonus in addition depending on the team you beat.

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