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Charles Brenner
Charles Brenner
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Member Since
Feb. 26, 2011
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Bridge Player
about me

Alas, no time to play in several years. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Grand Nationals 3/4 (1975), Crockfords Cup 1st (1970)
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Life Master
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Restricted Choice - or not?
He played for the drop.
Blind spot
West, not vul and aware of a 10-card spade fit, left us alone in 4. I expect West to have a reason. Can West fail to have Jxxx?
I had a happy experience doubling on the rule of 6. Nothing brilliant, just a lucky circumstance. Finals of Crockfords Cup. On my right was British internationalist Freddy North - better player than me no doubt but it was in my favor that he didn't know me. Freddy bid spades ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
It clarifies. Initially it occurred to me that "personal attacks and insults" can be read as "personal attacks and personal insults", leaving one free to insult a profession, age group, or nationality. But then I noticed Eugene's prominent inclusion of "civil" which leaves no doubt as to the point.
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
"Chutzpah"? That Princess Bride line applies.
Coffee housing
I agree with Barry Rogoff in that I use "coffee-housing" about as he does, but part from Barry in that I don't thereby "disagree" with David whose sense of the word is a bit different. John Portman noted that there's no official definition of "coffee-housing". So it's ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
It's a howl to sit around with friends sharing bigoted stereotypes.
Coffee housing
The 3-3 spade break comment doesn't logically imply that declarer is ready to claim. After all, if spades don't break there's still a question of how to salvage something. I realize there may be a provision in the rules that says declarer can't make foolish comments ...
Who was more to blame?
Semantics. The title of the post includes "the blame", while the choices refer to "should". Different criteria.
Who should sleep on the couch?
Other - teammate West at the other table.

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