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Howard Sandler
Howard Sandler
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Member Since
July 6, 2012
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Bridge Player
about me

Retired college professor.  

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Scoring 800 on a set of Bridge World MSC hands and seeing my name listed on the panel of experts (January, 1981).
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Vanderbilt Bridge Club, Nashville, Tn.
BBO Username
hms1234
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Concerns over coronavirus
If local bridge clubs do close for a while (which could easily be the case), many of them might not reopen. Financial reasons, organizational issues (replacing directors), a break in the pipeline of new retirees learning the game, etc.
What, if anything, do you miss about bridge in 1970?
8 meant a penalty double of 4. Crossing your arms in front of you to make an X meant penalty double. Unauthorized information was considered “part of the game”. That “old black magic” was everywhere. And those are just the beginning of the list.
Just wondering....
David, I just did a quick count of some of the local club games and it seems like something like 30-40% are people I knew from the 70s. I am sure that differs by location. My quick count is hardly scientific, but it is more than mere salience. “Most” is ...
Just wondering....
David, Back in the 70’s, people (me, for example) joined when they were in their 20’s (or, in Mark’s case, 18 or so). Add 50 to 18 or 20 and you will see that the number is less than 100. Having quit for 35 years, when I ...
Game Tries after Potential Three Card Raise of Major Response
Kokish 3-way game tries. http://www.doublesqueeze.com/2008/09/three-way-kokish-game-tries.html
4NT after partner has denied any Ace or King
Follow the link in the OP and look at the results for Board 2. Only about 20% bid any slam at all.
USBF Junior Training Program Forum
Sriram, They appear in my “alerts” when someone I am following posts in the blocked forum. Hms https://bridgewinners.com/forums/read/usbf-junior-training-program-forum/age-is-a-state-of-mind/
USBF Junior Training Program Forum
I agree.
The never ending story
Dave’s article is on page 8.
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
The other day we bid to a very good and safer 6NT when 6 was an option. I got an extremely favorable lead that gave me an extra trick. I decided to play the spades for one loser rather than relying on another suit (Ax opposite KQxxx) to break ...
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