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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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What do you say? (Part 1)
Man. As George Pisk once told me "If wild Bill Hiccock could tell the difference between aces and eights he.d be alive today!"
What do you say? (Part 1)
My wife always says "do it" when she wants me to play a jack "from" dummy
San Diego Slow Play Penalties
At a National Once we got a warning the first round . The declarer not only played slow but even apologized in the middle of the hand but denied it when the director came over A few rounds later we were given my 2nd slow play penalty in 30 years( i ...
Open San Diego Discussion Thread
Anyone know when patron party is?
A clear case of aphasia, and yet . . .
You know, Maxwell Smart,aka Don Adams, was an avid bridge player.
Bridge Stories and Jokes
I held AC and 12 H to the ace Being pairs I opened 1 D. It went dble pass pass I bid 2H 2S P 6S, and well I tried 7H and got my dble on my L. Back to me I thought a second and LHO said "If you ...
Team USA at the Beijing Hua Yuan Cup
Nice hands Dan, thanks.
What are your ethical obligations, if any, here.
An irregularity occurred. Call the director,
What ACBL Arbitration Agreement?
Ah, the good old days. The committees for (some transgressions) were were held outside!
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 ...
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