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Howard Kahlenberg
Howard Kahlenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
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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Kickback Konfusion
I was playing Mike and he bid 2 of a major over my 1NT opener. I decided to see how clever his partner was, and asked him what the bid was. He said it showed the major and a minor. Without missing a beat, Mike turned to a kibitzer and ...
Good luck to both teams. This might be a good time to appreciate Kevin Bathurst, who in the last 8 years has been in 8(!) USBC finals (USA1 and USA2 in 2017) and one additional semi-final, winning at least 3 of them, pending this weekend's results. 2018 In Finals ...
The Marx Brothers were a great choice because A) they are the Marx Brothers, and B) They were active bridge players, especially Chico.
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Although sometimes, as here, it's the user that's not that good.
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Years ago, I was one of 10 candidates for 9 slots on the board (I had been appointed as a replacement), and lost. Happiest day of my life.
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I was blissfully ignorant of Unit board goings-on when Joann "shrunk" the board from 42 to 27, so I can't really provide any insight there. We tried to do this most recent reduction a couple of years ago, but it was voted down. (I''ll take "The negative effects ...
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I'll bring 15 former board members to help.
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The quote is from '84, when he was sick.
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It took years of work by Joann Sprung 20 years ago to knock it down from 42(!) to 27. I had it good.
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Mo Udall on being president: If nominated, I will Mexico. If elected, I will fight extradition.

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