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Ira Hessel
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Member Since
July 24, 2012
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Member Type
Bridge Player
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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What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
"LISTEN TO BRAD MOSS!! Until the ACBL furnishes a professional, experienced, non-biased monitor to preside at the table of possible slow players, no plan will be credible enough to risk event changing penalties for any events, down through Sectionals, much less Reisingers. ACBL, please wake up to your responsibilities." Bobby ...
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
Or difference without distinction.
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
Phil You are probably old enough to remember but the original HOF had only 10 members And none of them were named Eli Culbertson Actually they were call Life Masters. BTW Eli is still not a LM-neither is Sam Lev But Snoopy is.
Why is this day different from all others?
I try to listen to (or read)the many viewpoints and while many are valid we should stick to the main issue. I would like to emphasize that Houston really does have great tournaments. When my Unit sometimes schedules a sectional on top OF h TOWN I choose to drive ...
Two Out of Three Ain't Bad
Not 50%
Dennis Bilde is 2020 Lazard Sportsman of the Year
I must say that this is an exceptionally deserving recognition. Dennis is an outstanding young man and has the rare ability to smile even when he has a disaster, which is seldom. Congratulations.
Should we have taken the push?
As Ozzie would say "I have to be at the table" Whether you wait 4 seconds or 10 seconds partner can tell when you make a "studied" pause. Screens make the game a lot less stressful
Mentality of Cheating
I don't think Houston was penalized for c*eating-they were penalized for getting caught.
You be the Comittee .
So S did not alert and N passed 2H? I think it fine that NS can play these conventions but they should be good about alerts and careful not to have an abundance of screwups. It is is not good for the game , especially against beginners and intermediates. Given proper ...
Club Table Counts Revisited
D16 is a geographically large District with 18 units-3 in Mexico 15 in TX in 2005 we had 106 k tables at clubs 112K in 2015 and 110K in 2018. 2019 is over 101K with December yet to go Now our 6 largest Units, 400 members to 2500 (in Houston ...
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