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Ira Hessel
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 24, 2012
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Former president D16

Board Member D16

Coeditor D16 Newletter

PH. D organic chemistry

Retired UTSA

Research director in Melanin SYnthesis

Consultant toxicology labs

4 Daughters-Love em

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

"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

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
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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ACBL New Orleans Appeals casebook commentary published
Also players
Why do these guys cheat?
A major theme of "1984", which I made sure my daughters learned when they read it; when Winston Smith asked his antagonist why do they [do this] The answer was " Because we can"
ACBL Table Count over Time
District 16 Tx and Mexico has 17 Units The 6 largest are increasing membership over a long time with stagnant growth lately The other 11? shrinking rapidly 2005 to 2016 Largest 6 (80 &) of District) + 20% other 11 -15% Tables at club 2005 to 2016 Largest 6 20& increase Other ...
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
I think that the number one criterion for the CEO-and BOD-is that they love bridge. I hate working out in hotel gyms that were clearly not designed by people who work out. And I so hate playing in bridge tournaments that seems planned by people who don' play bridge. Bobby ...
Larry Calling
many Years ago my father's partner criticized him for not bidding. My father beseached the tall black expert on his right for his opinion. Larry said "My grandma told me " and then in perfect yiddish "if you got nothing bid nothing" My father became a big fan.
RIP Bill Wickham
He was one of the good guys.RIP
Directors Dilemma
Yes. Unfortunately, at the nationals, most, if not all, the delays are due to poor organization.And as Don mentions below-there should be a fail safe plan. I believe that one event at Palm Springs was 55 minutes late to start.
Directors Dilemma
Sometimes things just go wrong. When occasionally, because of no fault of the players, there are delays of 20-45 min at nationals or regionals we do let it slide. So why not give the girls a break. Especially if it happens before the event actually starts. You know I learned ...
Non-bridge, bridge books
Wayne Dyer Erroneous Zones ?
Why Locals don't attend NABC's
180 miles in TX? With the 85 mph Toll roads thats a little over the 2h subway ride from Rockway park to CCNY in the 60s

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