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Howard Sandler
Howard Sandler
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Member Since
July 6, 2012
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
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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All Convention Cards Uploaded As One File
For those with Macs, I got TheUnarchiver (free) from the App Store.It worked like a charm. Thanks to Ercan for this great resource.
How was your first bridge clob experience?
One day back in the 70s, a friend of mine volunteered me to play bridge with her mom while the mom was in town for a visit. I had learned to play at the kitchen table and had played a bit at the Student Union in college . I had also ...
Cell Phone Penalty
I believe that smaller penalties are more likely to be enforced consistently. That is why I voted for the 1/4 board.
for those who play (or know) Criss-Cross
1-(p)-2 or 1-(p)-3 to show a limit raise in opener's suit. Edit:typo
Where did you learn to play bridge?
Mark, I think the difference between then and now is that many of us grew up playing card games of all sorts, often in an extended family setting. That is less the case now. Hms
Where did you learn to play bridge?
Brother Dave! :-) That sounds exactly like my path. Autobridge and all. Hms Edit: 5 weeks to winning bridge was the most influential on me at that time.
ATB-Today's Common Game bd.7
Ian, Our auction started with 1-1-P-2-P but partner then signed off in 2 (no aces, bad suit). He played well on a diamond lead to make +170 for 83%. Half of the field was down in 4, someone made +140, and one very good pair ...
Convention Card Editor Problem
I printed some out yesterday without difficulty.
A Simple Ruling (So, How Do You Rule?)
Tom, I looked at the card we played. It is marked "two lowest". Even so, I doubt that partner thought about the connection you suggest. I certainly didn't. Your point is well-taken, though. Thanks, Hms
A Simple Ruling (So, How Do You Rule?)
Ed, "Matters generally known to bridge players" Ah, but which bridge players? There are those to whom it is generally known, and those to whom it is not generally known. In this situation, the people I play with "generally know". Is that good enough? Should I assume that those who ...
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