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Bryan Geer
Bryan Geer
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Member Since
Feb. 26, 2014
Last Seen
July 9
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Chemist retired from the US federal government.  Started playing bridge in 1988 and duplicate in 1989.  Started seriously playing in 2005, becoming a life master in 2006.   

From 2008 to 2016, my wife and I ran the 0-20 teaching game for the Washington Bridge League Unit game every Thursday evening

United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Lois Geer
Member of Bridge Club(s)
WBL, Rockville Duplicate Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Becoming good at counting cards?
I agree with your comments Max. Everyone learns differently. Some may be able to learn how to count a hand by memorization. I never could. I basically do what you detail above. As you learn to play, take tricks, etc, counting the cards in suits becomes second nature. And not ...
Congratulations to John Adams
Congratulations John!
Italy and Amnesties
From Google translate: The Federal Council decides the pardon December 13, 2006 The Federal Council, in its last meeting on December 11, promulgated a 6 month pardon for disciplinary offenses committed on December 1, 2006. The act of clemency finds its origin in the desire to celebrate the last two ...
The Next Step
Peg, I agree with Ram and Gary. I haven't played at the highest levels and don't expect I ever will. But I spent many years teaching newcomers in the Washington DC area. And I think that what Ram has said is true - if players are taught early to ...
Lay off the Ethics Training in Clubs
That only works when you have limited games as an option at the club. I agree that when you have multiple sections, anyone playing in the open game should be held to a higher standard. But if you are a small club with one section, you really have no options ...
2014 Online Masterpoint Race Heats Up
Congratulations Leo!
ACBL Units
I agree that the primary pool of new players is coming from recent retirees. My wife and I have been running the Newcomer game for Unit 147 in Washington, DC for the last 6 years. We get a small number of young people but for the most part, the new ...

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