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Brian Platnick
Brian Platnick
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 16, 2011
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Watching Brad & Fred score +800 on the next to last board to win the 2010 Spingold
Regular Bridge Partners
John Diamond.
Favorite Tournaments
USBF team trials
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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North Americans Win Cavendish Teams
Given the number of times I've lost to all four members of team Mahmood in the US team trials, I consider them all to be Americans.
Friday afternoon fun
Can you place a percentage on, "there is also a good chance of hearts 4-4"
How Would You Rule
Marshall, I assumed this would be your response, but I'm not sure you are correct. noun: idiom; plural noun: idioms a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g., rain cats and dogs, see the light ). It ...
How Would You Rule
Marshall, "I would adjust in the proverbial nanosecond" Can you remind me which Proverb refers to nanoseconds.
Some questions about some of Mr. Zwerling's comments
"In this case, the client's position seems to have been that (a) through error four members of one team sat in the wrong seats, preventing a valid result in a Swiss match" This seems unlikely unless no one noticed that Grainger was sitting on Marty Seligman's lap Edited ...
Orlando 2016 BOD Minutes and Exhibits
Drew Casen may want to reconsider opening 1NT with a small singleton ... "Play a convention, system, or treatment knowing it is illegal (CDR 3.2 and 3.7) 90 days probation and or up to 60 days Suspension* 10 Up to 50% of Disciplined Player’s total masterpoint holding."
Defense Against a Trump Coup
"I think the defense can time things so the West can get a critical heart discard in time." How?
Defense Against a Trump Coup
"In order for the trump coup to operate, declarer will need to ruff 2 minor-suit cards in dummy and then take 3 rounds of hearts ending in his hand." Why does declarer have to take the 2 ruffs in dummy before cashing the 3 hearts?
How to play 6 Diamonds?
"The opponents are not playing d.d. and there is at least a live possibility that they will go wrong (most probably by ducking the second trump)." Richard, I think you should concede the point. There is not a lively possibility that they will go wrong by ducking the 2nd ...
All the Clues
Or, without the king of diamonds, East would shift to a diamond instead of a spade.

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