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Corey Cole
Corey Cole
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 26, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
Programmer and Game Designer (Quest for Glory, Castle of Dr. Brain, Shannara). Still an "up and coming young player" now that I qualify for Senior events (everyone else at my club is older). I occasionally blog at my web site (see below). I'm working on putting a new game project together.
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Helping two LOL's get their gold cards by playing with them in Regionals
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning NLM Swiss team event in San Diego early 1990's
Regular Bridge Partners
Richard Aronson, Joseph Fox
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Oakhurst, California
Favorite Tournaments
Any NABC, especially San Diego, Cincinnati, Chicago (my first), Los Angeles
Favorite Conventions
Precision, 2/1, transfers, RKCB, Flannery if playing 2/1
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
CAT Club (Cole-Aronson Transfer)
Strong 1!c with transfer responses, 4-card majors, 11-13 1NT
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2/1 Bob Law - Corey Cole
2 over 1 Game Force
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Corey and Dana
2 over 1
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Michael Rosenberg's lead problem: 632 A953 QJ72 T9
Personally, I appreciate both the simulation results and Michael's caveat on them. Yes, the sim results have flaws. But they do suggest correct technical lines of play based on many possible deals. Pre-simulation, to me it seemed clear to lead a trump, but my quick glance at the auction ...
Nutrition/fitness levels of top bridge pros
If you're comparing to Americans in general, a population which is on average very overweight, and even obese, bridge players are no worse. I would say that top-level bridge players tend to be in much better shape than average players. And it's quite likely that the average bridge ...
Bye Bye Baze
That's the way I took it too. "What, have they disinterred Grant Baze and dissolved his remains in acid?" "Or have they removed him from the record books because he smoked?" Even though I just saw the Bulletin article on the Baze Senior KO and scratched my head over ...
Improve my analysis!
I would woodenly (wood wouldenly?) return my last diamond. Partner asked for it; if it's wrong, I win the postmortem. :-) I played a hand today in which partner and I both bid diamonds, but neither of us played a diamond during the three times we were on lead. We ...
Ripped Off
The "spilled wine" incident sounds like a setup, probably with a thief dressed as a hotel employee. Note when there are few people at the table, knock over some wine, have a fresh tablecloth handy, and make off with the goods. I'm surprised it doesn't happen more often ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Well, let's work through this issue, Gary. I'm not an ACBL BoD apologist, but I do think I can see both "sides." Here on Bridge Winners, we have a community that mostly ranges from world-class stars all the way down to serious students of the game who want ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
No cheating at tablet or online bridge? That's just wrong; it just takes a different form of cheating. I used to play online with an open phone line with my partner. We weren't cheating; this was casual play (no money or masterpoints involved) and we were refining our ...
The History of History (Part 1)
On the Sontag quote about depriving an accused cheater of a living, I ask, "Yeah, so what?" My wife points out that the most common cause of divorce is an accusation of cheating, frequently unproven. Our latest Supreme Court justice was accused of heinous behavior as a teenager, and there ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
@James: There will always be a division between science and art - players who enjoy technical play, and those who see it as a gambling game with luck, "reads," and so on. Those who enjoy the art of the game will not play if we take away table feel and live ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Justin, I sympathize, but I am more in tune with Max's reply than your original comments. That's possibly/probably because I have a different relationship to the game than you do. Sure, I love to win, but what really gives me a thrill at bridge is when I ...
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