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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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The Death of Teams
There are so many factors Peg. When I first starting playing regionals there were 4 pair games Sunday swiss and the first day they had a Swiss to que 16 KO teams to play in the mornings. They started fotzing around to give variety. We went from 6 champs to ...
ACBL CEO: Post-Mortem
Compare the foloowing wjich was adopted 2-3 years ago-I think Phoenix "The mission of the ACBL is to promote, grow and sustain the game of bridge and serve the bridge-related interests of our Members." To D16 first section in our Bylaws Section 1. The objectives of the organization shall be ...
Finish this sentence
"Speculative" ? A long time ago I led the Q from a similar hand and it worked. I tried it a few more times and it mostly worked and then it proceeded to be often wrong-but I never carefully looked at some important variations.
ACBL Memphis (Spring 2012) Casebook published with panelist comments
Judging from some recent director rulings I think they should be mandatory reading for both player and directors I always love the comments by the experts and lately wait until the comments are in
New Performance Metric for the ACBL
Typically District 16 gets about 600 new members a year and loses about 250 at the end of the first year. 8800 members is a decent sample and one can guess that for the ACBL 5000 of the lost members each year have been members only one year and most ...
Why Marijuana Should Be Legal
I am a little confused by the title Dave? Marywanna is illegal???????
Philadelphia Spring NABC - Info is hard to find on ACBL Website
Every year several players compalin of unsusual situations Funny thing-its been like that for a long time! If you want ACBL live up promptly (so you can check scores), longer breaks between sessions, time clocks, some seperation of sectional events, noise control, etc. You can back me up when I ...
Open Email to ACBL CEO
I read most of Hammond's article and the problem I have with it and most of this is that I have too short of an attention span and no legal skills to follow all. I am happy that there are all of you dealing with it and hope to ...
Play Tempo Ruling
Truth is we are not wobots. Sometimes there is extraneous considerations. Sometimes declarer thinks and then makes quick plays or plays each card slowly and then quickly changes pace and we get startled., most of the time these actions are innocent(not always). Now sometimes the defender does not see ...
"The Game Itself"
A couple of outstanding players from the 70/80s have started playing with me and we discuss a lot. They are both appalled by, what is to them, huge changes. Trivilization of the events and MPs etc So many different events and movements contribute to chaos and really the crowd ...
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