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Charles Blair
Charles Blair
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Oct. 12, 2015
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March 19
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Dogged participant in Richard Pavlicek's monthly competitions. Life Master (USA) after 50+ years.
Favorite Conventions
Defensive carding: "let declarer tell me what he has". General principle: "The most effective sign-off is `pass'."
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Great Players; Great Books
Sorry if I'm off-base, but it seems to me that, against strong opponents, the 6 bidder's problem would usually be what to do over a 5 bid.
Help me out in this - am I mad?
This reminds me of a discussion about how to deal with an overbidding partner. Ely Culbertson (who?) recommended overbidding or, in the words of another authority "bidding the full value of my hand and taking whatever medicine is coming" on the theory that the overbidder would adjust. Others follow a ...
Help me out in this - am I mad?
Thanks, Timo!
Just finished reading Under the Table......
Alan Truscott, in THE GREAT BRIDGE SCANDAL (page 215), says of B. J. Becker's role in the 1958 Bowl, "On one occasion in a thirty-five year career [as of 1969], he supported allegations brought by someone else (Stone), which is hardly the same thing (as being somebody who habitually ...
1!H - 1!S - 2!D - 3 of major
I share Chris Hasney's misgivings about "2/1," both theoretically and, as a practical matter, because it means so many different things to different people. However, it seems to me that the issue that arises in this poll (prompted by the recent "Am I mad?" post) arises in any ...
Help me out in this - am I mad?
I just posted a poll on 1 - 1 - 2 - 3 of major.
Help me out in this - am I mad?
Richard Pavlicek made a case for "forcing" on his web site that I find persuasive:
Help me out in this - am I mad?
Part of the issue is whether bids of 3 or 3 (instead of 3) would have been forcing.
Just finished reading Under the Table......
This seems strange behavior by Perroux if the letter was specific and accurate about methods of cheating.
Just finished reading Under the Table......
(1) The version of the story I heard was that JG looked at a sentence or two of the letter and then gave it to the Italian captain. Did he keep a copy? Is it still extant? (2) JG has also been criticized for having Schenken partner Nail after HS ...

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