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Ian Payn
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Vice-Chairman, English Bridge Union

Former Chairman, London Metropolitan Bridge Association

Former Chairman, Young Chelsea Bridge Club (London)

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Did anyone who reads BW ever play against Buster Keaton -- or know someone who did?
From Buster Keaton: Tempest in a Flat Hat (Edward McPherson, 2005) "...he had...a burning extracurricular passion - bridge, what Buster called 'Hollywood's second favorite indoor sport'. On that same wedding train to New York he had played his first hand of bridge, losing badly with his over-competitive partner, Hiram ...
Did anyone who reads BW ever play against Buster Keaton -- or know someone who did?
He was up for a comeback role in They Died With Their Boots On, the Errol Flynn starring story of the Battle of the Little Big Horn. He was due to play Custer's nemesis, Crazy Horse, and was all set to go when the studio boss Jack Warner heard ...
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
Michael Rosenberg: "Unsolicited NON-bridge advice doesn't usually go down too well either." Quite so. Especially when preceded by "You should have..."
Should This NLM Stay in his Lane?
A long time ago at a ribber bridge club, an elderly (and very pompous) gentleman got very upset with an equally elderly (but more laid-back) gentleman. "You called me a peasant. I am not, and I demand that you apologise!" "No I didn't. I said you acted like a ...
Request from book publisher: can you identify man on the right please
Finding a library that's still open might be the hard part.
What is a No-trump range?
Telling people what you think they need to know does not preclude telling them what they are entitled to know, and I didn't suggest that it does. And mind-reading and looking at people's hands have nothing to do with it. If you have unusual treatments or perennial habits ...
What is a No-trump range?
Life tends to be a lot easier if you just tell opponents what they need to know, in a manner they are likely to understand. If you have no idea who your opponents are, err on the side of generosity of spirit, and clarity.
And I Wanted To ..... (Partner Revenge Fantasies)
You can't fault anyone for not finding something amusing. You might, however, raise an eyebrow at someone who didn't realise something was supposed to be amusing.
What is a No-trump range?
One elderly English couple used to publish their range as 12 1/2 - 13 1/2. Some discussion ensued as to whether 1 point actually counted as a "range". The conclusion was that if it did, it wasn't much of one.
Request from book publisher: can you identify man on the right please
I have been unhelpful. I thought at first it was Wolach. Richard has asked me if it was Louis Alt and I can neither confirm nor deny as Alt was much older when I knew him. The best I could do was "could well be"and offered the name of ...
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