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David Levin
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May 13, 2015
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about me

I live in the mountains of western North Carolina (US) and work as a freelance editor of nonfiction. The latter was preceded by two lengthy stints as a systems engineer in the telecom industry. I have written and self-published several books and ebooks (one on bridge, the remainder on chess) and have recorded several digital audio tracks. I last played bridge in 2007.

Effective October 29, 2016, I will try to consistently use the gender-neutral Swedish pronoun "hen," which means "he or she" or "him or her," and the gender-neutral Swedish pronoun "hens," which means "his or her" or "his or hers."

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Dominating Shift
I see that these have been fixed.
Dominating Shift
Page 7, second-to-last paragraph above diagram, "Partnerruffs" -> "Partner ruffs". Page 10, last paragraph, "shift succeds" -> "shift succeeds".
Help Newer Players Reach Slam
On this deal, it's certainly convenient for 3 (over a 2N advance that shows 8-11) to be strong enough to permit Partner to drive to slam with a maximum. But how would Intervenor handle a hand like x AJxxx KQx AQxx? Also, I imagine it would be helpful ...
U31 junior event
What a great way to portray bridge as a game played by old people.
Best line for 6H
Leading a heart for a finesse at Trick 2 might avoid a guess later. If East takes the K (Dummy's diamonds' making it dangerous for East to duck) and returns a club, win (pitching a diamond), take the diamond finesse (assume it wins), and cash the A. If the ...
Best line for 6H
I don't understand. Was the auction different when the article was first posted?
World Team Championships in China
Curiously, the crosstable for the Bermuda Bowl (http://db.worldbridge.org/Repository/tourn/wuhan.19/microSite/Asp/crosstablerank.asp?qtournid=1640) uses scientific notation for Russia's score against Norway: "-2.000001E-02" instead of "-0.02".
Zimmerman Reinstated as Winners of Rosenblum Cup 2018
Nic, I'm curious as to why you used Google rather than a meta-search engine that supposedly hides the user's identity.
Did anyone who reads BW ever play against Buster Keaton -- or know someone who did?
The author's faculty webpage (https://english.wustl.edu/people/edward-mcpherson) includes a link to an interview on the Leonard Lopate show (https://www.wnyc.org/story/54200-the-backwash-squeeze/).
Did anyone who reads BW ever play against Buster Keaton -- or know someone who did?
I can see it now... Don Adams: Would you believe I made a grand slam last week missing four aces? Listener: I find that very difficult to believe. Don Adams: Would you believe three aces. Listener: (shakes head "no") Don Adams: How about a one-eyed jack?
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