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Cliff Donn
Cliff Donn
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Member Since
Aug. 4, 2011
Last Seen
Sept. 19
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
I live in the jungles of upstate New York (between Syracuse and Utica). Not retired yet so I don't play as much as I would like and it is a long drive to almost any of the local games.
United States of America

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Looking to play "The Little Major" system by Terence Reese
I used to have a copy of GCH Fox "Modern Bidding Systems in Bridge" published in 1966. I believe that had a section on the Little Major. I just checked and the book is still available on Amazon.
Why younger players don't want to learn bridge
I agree that one can play successfully with minimal conventions and I agree that most, other than Stayman, are not necessary, at least at the ordinary club level. However, this is not the only issue. If you play even at a relatively low level club, lots of conventions come up ...
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
Hey Josh, how about your offer to that lady who ran out of "pass" cards to give her all of yours because "I never use them!" I have told that story about you at least 100 times. Dad
If you ever taught 5th Graders (or higher level grades) I want to hear your opinion on how to teach Bridge in schools.
I think this is a worthwhile idea although I am somewhat skeptical that most schools would accept this into the curriculum as opposed to an extracurricular activity during lunch or after school So many kids these days are in various after school programs because both parents work that I wonder ...
Vanderbilt Seeding Disaster
Josh Donn's father here! Just sitting at home in three feet of snow minding my own business and trying to figure out what my baby boy is up to and I find myself subject to all kinds of accusations. I deny all charges. I didn't kill JFK (I ...
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: AK87xxx Q --- KQ98x
I certainly have better evidence than most of you do about whether Josh is nuts (perhaps better phrasing would be "how nuts Josh is"). In fact, to a large extent, I am the source. For what it is worth as a non-expert who plays a much simpler style of Precision ...
Shooting only against certain opponents. Legal? Ethical?
On a similar note, there used to be one player at a club where I played often against whom I would always balance, even when it didn't otherwise seem right because he always bid one more. Similarly my opening leads are sometimes affected by my knowledge of whether a ...
&^%$ Opponents
What happens when your opponents make an inferior play and it nets them an extra trick? We have all had this happen to us on numerous occasions. It is unfortunate for us but it is in the nature of the game. We all get "fixed" and it is not a ...
Joshua Donn's bidding problem: AK87xxx Q --- KQ98x
So come on Josh. Tell us the full hand, what you did, and what disaster ensued!
Is something "rotten" in the state of . . . North American bridge? Is it perhaps a systemic problem? Brainstorming? Constructive ideas?
I am a college professor who started Fall classes again this week. As I usually do, I offered my new students the opportunity to share with me some of my recreational activities. I offered to let them go for a bike ride with me or play racquetball with me. I ...

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