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David Levin
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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Take It Slow
I felt I had to draw a line somewhere. 8^)
Here goes....
Does the player have to be living? What about active?
Take It Slow
I agree, but that heart holding doesn't seem to me consistent with East's bidding.
The playing longevity of bridge experts v chess experts
Ray, I believe that Michael is saying not that the inability to think ahead in chess is a matter of luck, but that the result of that inability can be a matter of luck, especially when two players are close in strength.
Take It Slow
The full-deal diagrams depict West as playing the ace on the second round of diamonds.
The playing longevity of bridge experts v chess experts
Although a tournament chess game (excluding those played under "action" time limits) generally lasts longer than a session of bridge, a player's intensity tends to vary considerably depending on whose move it is. Also, one can take a moment to relax at just about any time, which is less ...
The playing longevity of bridge experts v chess experts
My impression is that most world-class chessplayers try to calculate as deeply and thoroughly as time, energy, and ability allow. When age decreases this ability even a little, it can substantially reduce the player's strength. There have been exceptions, such as Smyslov, whose positional sense was so well-honed as ...
Take It Slow
Ah, the Rule of 40.
Vu-Bridge Bacon Day Hand
If the first round of hearts is ducked, coming off Dummy with a low heart seems to work.
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
+1 for the Bridge Winners product placement.
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