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Ira Hessel
Ira Hessel
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Member Since
July 24, 2012
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about me

Former president D16

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Board Member D16

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Coeditor D16 Newletter

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PH. D organic chemistry

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Retired UTSA

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Research director in Melanin SYnthesis

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Consultant toxicology labs

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4 Daughters-Love em

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BTW the blue color in walter White's product is copper ion, a heavy metal neurotoxin.

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"My dear Kepler, I wish that we might laugh at the remarkable stupidity of the common herd. What do you have to say about the principal philosophers of this academy who are filled with the stubbornness of an asp and do not want to look at either the planets, the moon or the telescope, even though I have freely and deliberately offered them the opportunity a thousand times? Truly, just as the asp stops its ears, so do these philosophers shut their eyes to the light of truth."

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
31 top 10s at nationals-16 top 5s-Four Seconds -zero wins :(
Regular Bridge Partners
Dan Morse Ellen Hessel Joe Quinn Steve Shirey Boris from Canada
Favorite Tournaments
All NABC and Houston, Dallas Hot Springs Regionals
Favorite Conventions
Raptor, Penalty doubles
BBO Username
LeSInge
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Tournament Standards - Let's Grow Brand Equity
This thread seems to cover a wide spectrum. The big ideas the ACBL wishes to address cover a myriad of topics and all have mostly one thing in common. They have been tried in many guises and the ACBL has done a piss poor job. There are an ever increasing ...
Not Dead Yet
Backgammon?
If BBO can't get ADVANCED bots to play like something better than a novice...
"I understand the bots are never going to be at the level of a good human player. " Considering the strength of the chess and backgammon bits I am quite sure that the bots will eventually be world class.
ACBL Mixed Teams CoC
"First came the churches then came the schools Then came the lawyers and then came the rules" Mark Knopfler
Small Ideas regarding ACBL NAP qualification
I respectfully disagree-uh I mean unagree. Seems "Grand National" has more importance and the basic premise of newspeak was to obscure meaning and reduce free thought. No negative words. But really, language is not my strong point:). I have no real objection to the name change except for continuity. I ...
One "Big Idea" - Ratings
It seems to me that masterpoints has served the ACBL well . But the the more they fotz with it the worse it gets. Basically they have greatly devalued their main asset. If they abandon it for a rating system-well-think about it. When we play backgammon online we have a rating ...
One "Big Idea" - Ratings
David, "This keeps the rating points from being an attendance contest (the problem with masterpoints.) " That is the whole idea.
Small Ideas regarding ACBL NAP qualification
ZEP? Was GNpairs . Is the change newspeak?
Small Ideas regarding ACBL NAP qualification
We do post COC but I have not looked at it in a long time. Seems the list should be automatic. I think that the ACBLscore should be able to generate info quite easily.Thans for starting this post. With so many fractured events at regionals and sectionals The NAPS ...
Small Ideas regarding ACBL NAP qualification
My Unit posts and updates a list of all who qualify Many Units in My district contact the qualifiers and if they don.t want to go to district notify next pair. My wife and I do the district newspaper and really try to publisize it. WE list all Unit ...
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