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Ewan McNay
Ewan McNay
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Member Since
March 16, 2011
Last Seen
19 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Used to be decent a long time ago, when I had (i) time and (ii) regular partners :). Couple of years on the England junior squad and sporadic spurts in grad school, but nothing serious for >10 years now. Just got tenure; hoping that this will give me time to take this game seriously again. Currently based in Albany, NY.  Would love to find partner(s) and opponents.

 

When not gaming, I'm a behavioural neuroscientist, working on mechanisms of memory and the impact of diet, exercise, diabetes, and Alzheimer's.  Bridge players make an interesting subject group.

Country
United Kingdom

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
First England team trophy - Peggy Bayer
Bridge Accomplishments
Counting to 13 on occasion
BBO Username
ewan
ACBL Ranking
None
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Bermuda Bowl F3: FRANCE vs USA 2
The hand where Martel played in 4 after Fleisher's balanced-13 double: Chip bid only 3 (as a passed hand), not 4; he was raised to 4 without further opposition bidding.
Poll for those who watch vugraph
Steve and David do a good job of describing my thoughts: slightly (but not significantly) irritated by simple details of other results; positively desirous of commentary on why differences occurred.
In the Well: Brian Platnick
I echo the enjoyment of playing Marsha and David - I just didn't realise that they were your family :). David & I have crossed paths many, many times at boardgaming tournaments, and I think he may be more serious there than at the bridge table...
In the Well: Brian Platnick
Thanks for doing this. When you returned to serious play, what was most effective in rapidly returning to a high level of play? What did *not* work? How do you choose to focus the limited time that you currently have to improve/develop/maintain your level?
Finalists in World Bridge Games
Or use the direct vugraph link, which allows multiple tabs likewise: http://www.bridgebase.com/client/vugraph.php
Mobile Bridge Problems App Design
80 days; Carcassonne; Skyview; The Room. All take advantage of mobile device capabilities and are clearly designed for the platform. I think that the BBO app is actually a poor example - it pales beside the web version, and I echo the comment on ads taking large amounts of real estate.
(if I were) Shopping for a Pro
http://www.pro-bridge.co.uk/home.asp looks as though it is aiming to do this within the UK; I expect that a similar US-based service would be valuable to many.
Catching Cheaters
Et tu, David? In which case I fear I shall have to cease writing haranguing letters to NPR (a practice confined to the interior of my head) regarding matters such as the use of 'forums' rather than 'fora.' (More commonly, 'stadiums.' And I lament still the passing of 'pled' where ...
Wrapped up like a deuce
David Burn asks whether anyone who ruled 'making 7' would change their ruling if declarer had actually called for ♦2 from the dummy. If the card is played and one of E/W accepts it then yes, I would change my ruling: I consider them to be legally entitled to ...
Secret Technology Committee Minutes Uncovered
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