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Fred Gitelman
Fred Gitelman
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Member Since
June 29, 2010
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I was a serious (and occasionally successful) bridge player between the early 1980s and 2013. Now I am more or less retired from high-level bridge.

I am one of the founders of Bridge Base. I worked full time on the development of bridge-related software from 1990 through 2019. I am now retired from that as well.

United States of America

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Regular Bridge Partners
Sheri Winestock
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Slap in the Face
Nicolas - I may be dense but I don't think you have provided a satisfactory answer to Shawn's question. Is the following really the best you have? "At some point there will be the first honest pair. It is unfair to that pair to be grouped with the cheaters ...
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
I have played the Iceland tournament at least twice (and I think I won an event there in the mid-1990s, maybe the teams with Mittelman, Forrester, and Zia). Great tournament in an amazing place! I have a vivid memory of getting off the airplane and thinking "Welcome to Planet Neptune ...
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
>Would you consider (if nominated) being a Director in the MSC? As much as I am a fan of TBW and MSC, it is hard to imagine me wanting to do that. So far I am enjoying having almost no responsibilities to anyone other than myself and Sheri (and our ...
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
In 1990, at least as far as regular people were concerned, the Internet (and CD-ROMs and Windows and web browsers and e-mail) did not even really exist. Fax machines still represented cool tech. I believe that most people did not own a home computer yet. Our friends thought we were ...
Home Team Wins GNT
I had never met Gillian before yesterday, but I was super-impressed by how well she handled the pressure (in terms of her poise, how pleasant she was, and her play). She will be in the winner's circle soon. Her partner (and yours) Joe Grue is a complete delight to ...
“Detecting Cheating in Bridge” by Nic Hammond. Preliminary thoughts
Sorry have not had time to read all the comments - maybe someone has mentioned this already.. How about if people who have been on vugraph a lot volunteer to allow their stats to be made public? I volunteer.
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
Thanks everyone! Sheri and I really appreciate the post and all the kind thoughts :)
Confession Is Good For The Goal
Sorry for the off-topic post, but Bobby's mention of the Macallan tournament reminded me of this story that some might enjoy... I played against Boris (and Irving Gordon?) in the 1996 Macallan. A man who seemed old enough to appear in the last scene of 2001: A Space Odyssey ...
15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
I hear you, but your outlook might be different if you knew why the second appeal was dropped... The Donn Team basically decided to accept a "self-serving statement" from one of the members of the Fleisher Team as being the truth. It was the sort of statement that, as I ...
Jeopardy Star - James Holzhauer - Plays Duplicate Bridge
"Jeopardy Star" does not say it all - James is Superman.

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