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Ira Hessel
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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Riddle me this
“Life ,as manifested to us, is a function of the asymmetry of the universe and of the consequences" Louis Pasteur
Thank you Zia!
Phil Ochs once wrote "In such ugly times, the only true protest is beauty". . I think Keats had something to say about that as well Nice to see that that spirit lives on.
Junior Discounts at ACBL NABCs
Interesting that the ACBL is giving discounts for the Jr members. I was a Jr member once-I think It seems that since the last Las Vegas nationals the entry fee for a 6 players 3 day Swiss teams,most of who are senior citizens, with screens the third day, has ...
Grassroots Participation in ACBL Elections
Thanks Bobby. My original post had "Bobby Wolff" and "city "in brackets so they were not visible. We miss you and Judy too. See you in Vegas
Grassroots Participation in ACBL Elections
Speaking for San Antonio "Where have you gone Bobby Wolff A city turns its lonely eyes to you" Sorry , original post had Bobby Wollf and city in brackets. Sorta lost the Paul Simon touch
Jeopardy Star - James Holzhauer - Plays Duplicate Bridge
Seems like the ACBL Marketing dept should jump on this one. We do have a marketing dept don't we??
Bridge Player Archetypes
Figuring out these groups would be the right way to promote the game. You could start with 2 or 3 groups but then you would break each group down to 2 or 3 more and then? I think we started with 1 group, broke it into A and B and ...
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Maybe not all days but you should never have 2 consecutive days w/o an opportunity. Take the GNT-if you lose the 2nd KO you cannot enter the 3-day pairs and you have 2 days with no National event. It gave me incentive last year when we faced Meckwell that ...
Clarification of Tom Kniest Hand
I think the double should have gotten what it deserved.Did they think they had it beat it opposite 7 solid D'd and and Ace? Law of coincidences I think.
Clarification of Tom Kniest Hand
I played in this event for the fist time and the only problems was that twice my partner was chastised for returning to the table with 1 minute left in the clock from the previous round. Those that play in it like to avoid delays due to various things that ...
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