Terrible tragedy. Michael was one of bridge's good
guys, always ethical and with a sense of humor.
And of course a tough opponent. I had the
privilege of teaming with him a couple of
times, winning the GNT once.
Having thought about this some more I find the 4NT bid by
Gawrys to be even more insidious. He had made the
very questionable bid of 4C (given that by system it
agreed Spades, according to what we are reading) with
a stiff S and 6 good D. It is ...
I'm going to take what David Gold says are the facts at
face value. There doesn't seem to be valid reason to
do otherwise at this point but my analysis depends on
this assumption being correct.
The following should be clear:
1. Gawrys was the recipient of UI ...
I'm stunned. I had no idea she was ill. Not only
was Carolyn one of the nicest and classiest
individuals I have ever known -- she added so
much to the bridge world. I had the pleasure
of playing with her on numerous occasions.
My condolences to Peter and the ...