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Howard Sandler
Howard Sandler
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 6, 2012
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired college professor.  

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
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Slam approach
Our opponents also breezed into slam after a transfer, super-accept, 4 bid (doubled), 4 cue, and a jump to 6. Then they said they weren’t on the same page in the auction (4 bid in dispute). It didn’t help our score on that board.
Transfers when partner overcalls and they raise
Erik, I play a vey similar structure (transfer advances, fitted jumps) with one regular partner. No problems thus far. Hms
Book advice sought
For very advanced players, I am a huge fan of Bourke and Corfield’s “the Art of declarer play”. David Bird’s “ trick one” is another favorite. Not as advanced, but very ...
5-Card Majors - The Scanian Way. Free Bridge Book for Junior Players courtesy of Mats Nilsland.
Simon, How will those over 16 be able to purchase a copy after June 4? Hms
New BBO incompatibility (?) with BW
Misunderstood OP. Hms
MOSSO--anyone have any insight as to whether this is Open-chart legal?
Wall Street Journal
AARP basically sells prescription drug coverage and Medicare Supplement plans to its members. They also do a lot of lobbying. Serving their members in other respects (e.g., bridge) is not a priority.
Wall Street Journal
Ray, I switched browsers and got the whole article. It is on its way to you. Hms
Wall Street Journal
Michael, I am not a subscriber. Your inference about the rest of the article is spot on. I found the article depressing. Sam Marks is mentioned in the article. Perhaps his take on it is different. Hms Edit: tried again. No luck this time.

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