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Howard Kahlenberg
Howard Kahlenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
May 31
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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Howard Kahlenberg/John Dickenson
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Bypassing a four-card major after 1m opening
ZM: "just being the standard BW type of asshole." sounds like an underbid :)
Draft ACBL Alert Procedure - Request for Comments
As someone who plays natural 2NT and not Jacoby, I think the 2NT bid as natural should be alertable. People ALWAYS think I forgot to alert as opposed to the fact that I am playing natural; so much so that they are incredulous even after I tell them.
“No True Expert Pair Plays [Insert Convention or Treatment Here]...”
Re: Cappelletti/Hamilton I was playing Mike one time, and sure enough I opened 1NT and Mike bid 2 of a major. His partner alerted, so at my turn to bid I decided to ask his partner what the bid was, to see if he had a clever response. The ...
Summer NABC Moved
Can I assume this is the standard Bridge winners April fools' day post?
ACBL Spring NABC is Canceled
It has clearly been a matter of when, not if, they would cancel for a few days.
Unit 141 Sectional this weekend has been cancelled
Well,they went with "cancelled" before the listing: CANCELLED-Phila...
Unit 141 Sectional this weekend has been cancelled
FWIW, I'm not 100% sure whether I agree or not.
Unit 141 Sectional this weekend has been cancelled
It must. I emailed them a little bit ago, and they acknowledged they would cancel. The tournament was listed earlier in the week.
Coronavirus and Sectionals
Well, I posted because I make decisions for Sectionals, not clubs. I heard what I heard second hand, so I don't know exact reasons. FWIW,the comment was relayed to another Board member at a club; not sure which way that cuts.
Coronavirus and Sectionals
I am not sure that there is one, but it seems like it is somehow. More people, no one's livelihood is tied to the Sectional, slightly younger average age, especially on the weekend. Just trying to get a sense of trends

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