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Howard Kahlenberg
Howard Kahlenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
13 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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1S or 2C? Which one is more common in experts?
Ian, do you recall in which issue of TBW CLoR was published?
The Next Step
What Mickelson did spotlights one of the better bridge laws (sorry to be too lazy too look it up), that you can't break a law intentionally in order to pay the prescribed penalty. OK,I looked; it's Law 72.B.1. Does golf have a similar regulation?
Congrats Alex Perlin!
Way to go, Alex! My experience is that if there is someone laughing at a bridge table, it almost certainly going to be Alex, or someone at his table.
Open Atlanta Discussion Thread
I can also endorse the train option. Quick, easy, and inexpensive. Not to mention environmentally friendly. Plus, the Atlanta subway map has graduated from being a line to being a cross.
One side of a ruling
Well, I do find the DIC's not immediately rolling back the 4 bid internally consistent with "The DIC always leaves a half hour before the end of the game (to catch a train)." Unless there is something about the DIC role I am not understanding, I find both ...
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.
ACBL Chief Executive Dismissed
Although sometimes, as here, it's the user that's not that good.
ACBL Chief Executive Dismissed
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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