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Fred Gitelman
Fred Gitelman
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Member Since
June 29, 2010
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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

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Sheri Winestock
Favorite Conventions
Blackwood
BBO Username
fred
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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OMG! $70 **PER TABLE** Luxury Tax
Gary - what I wrote is not "my view" - it was (to me at least) a logical implication of your view. Sorry if you missed the sarcasm (and sorry if your post was intended to be sarcastic and I missed that).
OMG! $70 **PER TABLE** Luxury Tax
Yes Randy apparently you missed my point. If you think about it carefully I suspect you will see it (hint: the set of players who participate in a given tournament in a given unit/district is a small subset of all the players who live in that unit/district ).
OMG! $70 **PER TABLE** Luxury Tax
So does Marketing Strategy 101 also dictate that, when a NABC (or any tournament I suppose) is profitable, those profits should be distributed to the participants in that tournament? OMG!!!
Should players be allowed to compete in a second USBC after qualifying?
Max: "Re: fairness, I see nothing "unfair" about having to compete with a team that has a ringer that isn't playing in the world championships- as long as I had an equal chance* (see below) to try to get that ringer on my team. If the CoC state that ...
Should players be allowed to compete in a second USBC after qualifying?
Max... "I understand that perverse things might happen if we change the rules as contemplated. But I also think perverse things will happen based on the current world championship structure if we don't change the rules, and I am more worried about those things." Agree (except for the part ...
Should players be allowed to compete in a second USBC after qualifying?
OK - I have it all figured out. Given that... - Women's USBC is having trouble attracting teams - Few seem to care that ineligible players or entire ineligible teams can play in our Team Trials (after all, we already have some "contamination" since we allow foreigners to play in NABCs) - For ...
Should players be allowed to compete in a second USBC after qualifying?
I was hoping not to get involved in constructing and discussing possible nightmare scenarios, but since nobody else seems to be inclined to do this... Consider the following simple scenario (and to further simplify things assume it happens in an Olympiad year so USA gets only 1 team per WBF ...
Should players be allowed to compete in a second USBC after qualifying?
Michael: "But if they DO bother you, perhaps trying something else that has no clear definite flaw is not so awful." They do bother me (not enough to use capital letters) and of course I would be in favor of a flaw-free alternative. It is the unclear flaws I am ...
Should players be allowed to compete in a second USBC after qualifying?
Michael: If I were to get involved in trying to analyze various potential scenarios under various possible sets of rules (I won't be), I would consider things like: 1) Are there necessarily or potentially any conflicts of interest? How bad? 2) What is the risk that we will get ...
Should players be allowed to compete in a second USBC after qualifying?
Try exploring Robb Gordon's "gunslingers" concern. For example... Some truly excellent 6-women team wins the Women's USBC. 3 of the players plan to play on Team1 in the Mixed and declare "we will play in the Mixed if we win". The other 3 players plan to play on ...
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