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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 have been working full time on the development of bridge-related software since 1990.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Sheri Winestock
Favorite Conventions
Blackwood
BBO Username
fred
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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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.
Priorities for the WBF - Followup
And don't underestimate the power of the Dark Side!
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
The way I see it: making a serious effort to create doping rules that make sense for bridge would be very complicated. It would certainly require significant outside expertise. It would certainly never end (new drugs, new drug tests, new science). It would likely entail significant ongoing expense that would ...
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
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Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
Bobby - I was not trying to blame you for anything and I am certainly grateful for your numerous contributions to bridge over the years, especially the thorny ones. You said: "although I did not offer my opinion, and FWIIW I agree that it likely causes more harm than possible good ...
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