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Howard Kahlenberg
Howard Kahlenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
June 24
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Winner of 2013 Vanderbilt fantasy bracket

Don't call it a relay when it's a puppet. "IT'S A RELAY TO..." IS INCORRECT TERMINOLOGY.

Card designer and original playtester for Magic the Gathering

Go Phillies!

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning DE Summer Team Championship on a team with Benito Garazzo; partnering Dave Treadwell
Bridge Accomplishments
24th in Werner Open Pairs
Regular Bridge Partners
Donna Morgen, Bill Rose, Bobbie Gomer
Favorite Tournaments
World Championships in Philly
Favorite Conventions
Natural, forcing 2NT bids; serious 3NT; transfer advances of overcalls
BBO Username
guru (I was an early adapter)
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Howard Kahlenberg and Donna Morgen
2 over 1; Variable NT
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Howard and Bill
2/1, except 1!s - 2!h
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Standard American
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Copy of Howard Kahlenberg/John Dickenson
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Sometimes Bridge is like Golf - Declare or Defend?
I thought you might have meant that bridge was like golf because low score wins. I could do very well in that scenario!
I'm Still Alive
I think Larry Cohen (New Jersey) would have been sufficient disambiguation. It was good enough for the Bridge World for many years.
North American Pairs competitor list
No one who made the 2nd day was from upstate. The only pair I recall where both players were from upstate were Mary Poplawski and Harry Nuckols.
North American Pairs competitor list
Thanks, Debbie. I was looking for this a few weeks ago.
North American Pairs competitor list
If by "here" you mean, BridgeWinners, that is not 100% true, since I am going from District 4. I by "here" you mean your location within District 4, as is typical, virtually all of the contestants this year (at least for Flight A) were from the Philadelphia area. And yes ...
Short answer: Yes
ACBL New Orleans Appeals casebook commentary published
Thanks to Adam and everyone else who contributed. I love these casebooks, I think they are both educational and entertaining, even if I do miss the Rich Colker editions. One think I took away from the casebook is that there need to be better standards for AWMW's. There was ...
In this and many other posts, I feel the need for a "like every Michael Rosenberg comment" button.
Sportsmanlike dumping???
I voted for "Dumping or deliberately losing this match is fine and correct and I feel good about it. ", although I would have preferred something more along the lines of "don't feel guilty about it"; I certainly wouldn't be happy about it, since I would be subject to ...
FYI - suction exception by districts 22, 23 and 17 ends Jan 1st (or so we were told)..
Mike Elliot (or at least a Mike Elliot who used to play bridge more regularly) lives in the Seattle area and does play occasionally. I had him as teammate in a (Regional) KO at the last Seattle National.

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