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Eric Gettleman
Eric Gettleman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 1, 2012
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Avid bridge player, though with kids/work, am generally limited to a a long weekend at each of Spring/Summer NABC.

Learned to play in graduate school ~2005, and have fallen in love with the game more every passing year.

Math geek, finance/engineering nerd.

Favorite part of playing the game is meeting new people every year (and making lasting connections).

Just got certified as a bridge teacher so that next year I can volunteer at my son's middle school and teach after school once a week.  Need to get kids involved in the game.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Really enjoy making new friends each NABC, and seeing them tournament after tournament - gives me hope that bridge will live on.
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning the 3-day 0-2500 pairs in Atlanta
Regular Bridge Partners
Paul Holmes, David Venetianer, George Klemic
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Columbia DBC (Columbia, MD)
Favorite Tournaments
Any NABC
Favorite Conventions
Full Strong Club system
BBO Username
egettle
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Crunch Time
I should probably know better than to jump into the middle of an argument, but that has never stopped me before. Felix, I'm not sure I fully understand the attack on Sabine and Roy. If your claim is that they are not being supportive enough of #saynotocheats, and that ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Interesting side-note. All 4 of last year's Spingold QF losing teams dropped in to the Roth. They each received the lowest carryover (same number assigned to the lowest Day 1 qualifier). Of the 4, 3 of them made it to day 3, with final placings of 8, 22 and ...
Playing Double Dummy in the Vanderbilt
For anyone that hasn't had the privilege of meeting Brian, he is even nicer in person than his post would suggest. He is great to kibitz (he and John are incredibly thoughtful and he is willing to discuss hands after), and a humble opponent (when I got blitzed in ...
Las Vegas Lodging
100% mutual Don. Great being able to share a meal and a bridge table with you this past week. Look forward to doing it again in the future.
Ethics at the Table in Memphis
Great meeting you too! I'm not easily discouraged (or would have given up bridge long ago). It's a little sad to me that some people can't see the forest for the trees, but I am still happy to share stories of people doing the right thing, even ...
Interesting Play in Memphis
Unopposed auction. This is trick 2 (with no implied shortness anywhere). Given that the only danger of losing 2 tricks is if they are 4-0 onside (since we can't do anything if they're offside), then leading J up is the only way to pick up the suit for ...
Ethics at the Table in Memphis
Fair point. Given my certainty in stating Meckwell as our agreement, he didn't say anything. However, with the information, perfect defense would have led to -3, which is what he asked the director for (for a bottom board). Let's not miss the main point. Regardless of when he ...
Ethics at the Table in Memphis
Will thought it was possible our agreement was Meckwell (as we had just discussed our card that morning), and if that was our agreement, then there was no infraction, as our opponents would have been given a proper explanation. If Meckwell was our agreement, then saying something before opening lead ...
Ethics at the Table in Memphis
Great question. Will thought it was possible our agreement was Meckwell (as we had just discussed our card that morning), and if that was our agreement, then there was no infraction, and our opponents would have been given a proper explanation. If Meckwell was our agreement, then saying something before ...
Collegiate Spring Online Tournament Results
If for some reason, the 4th place team doesn't get a travel package during the next collegiate qualifier, I'd suggest starting a gofundme page with a link on bridgewinners (or something along those lines). Need young players to take up bridge - I'd be happy to help fund ...
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