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Howard Engle
Howard Engle
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 29, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Active tournament player. Retired Partner from Big Four consulting firm.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning Regional Swiss at Palmer House in 1975 to become Life Master in my early 20's
Bridge Accomplishments
Spingold 5000 (2014); Bruce Life Master Pairs (2011); District 13 Grand National and North American Pair Representative
Regular Bridge Partners
Mark Friedlander, Mark Weisman, Sam Miller, Abe Pineles
Favorite Tournaments
Any National
Favorite Conventions
Flannery, Good Bad 2NT
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Latest on the Daily ACBL "Support Your Clubs" Games on BBO
Thanks Kevin. We should make sure people know there are now games at 10 and 5 EDT. Maybe more?
Matchpoint Teams
Just about all of the events in the Chicago area other than Swiss Teams on Sunday are Pairs/Team events. Very popular. Participants receive the greater of the Pairs or Team awards. Due to format, sessions are 24 boards.
ACBL Instant Matchpoint Game -- E/W Scoring Bias?
Interesting. At our event, we were told that if a score was not provided to enter the matchpoint score that was the mid-point between the scores immediately above and below.
ACBL Instant Matchpoint Game -- E/W Scoring Bias?
Thanks Ellis. We only played boards 1-27 but our results were similar to yours on the N/S field but the E/W table scores were about 10% lower than the book -- at least on those boards.
Help the UChicago Bridge Team Join the Coalition for Academic Teams
Ilan Good luck in your endeavors. You may also consider reaching out to the many University of Chicago alums who have had very successful bridge careers. Some may have learned to play while on campus...
The Language of Bridge is Book of the Year
Couldn't agree more. Love Kit's writing style and his clear and straight forward analysis. A pleasure to read.
Can someone suggest how to run a team game with six pairs?
With six pairs, can't you make three teams and play a three-way match. Split it into let's assume two 12 board halves? And switch after 6 boards? And then repeat?
The cost of a bridge game
Bridge clubs located in the North Shore Chicago suburbs typically charge $12 per session. Game time is either 10:30 or 10:45 so a buffet lunch is provided. Some of the people who come for lunch actually play bridge! Special games often increase the fee from $12 to $14 ...
Howard Engle's bidding problem: JT83 KJ6 853 T87
Agree. Thanks Jay. 1NT was the winner at the table.
Toronto NABC Entry Fees in Martian Currency?
Richard's comment above is correct. Similar to most of our tax treaties, the general rule under the tax treaty between the U.S. and Canada exempts from Canadian income taxes, income generated from the performance of services in Canada by U.S. citizens and residents, provided the amount is ...
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