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Jack Oest
Jack Oest
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
winning the team trials
Bridge Accomplishments
winning the team trials
Regular Bridge Partners
Steve Garner
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Roland Wald R.I.P.
As many here have already pointed out, Roland's contributions to online bridge are not only understated but immeasurable. He did indeed shoulder alone the burden of setting up so many of the BBO international matches we simply take for granted today as well as being the pioneer of all ...
There Are "GOAT's" and There Are "Goats"
A friend of mine once told me any player who finishes reading "Adventures in Card Play" by Ottlik rates to fare two boards worse the next time he or she plays. This looks similar. :)
Billy Rosen (1928-2019)
Fixed. Thanks very much
Billy Rosen (1928-2019)
For about the last seven years I had the privilege of playing with Billy once or twice a year at one of our sectionals. He was a wonderful man, a lightning fast player, and a terrific card player. It was like playing with a founding father. At dinner, I would ...
Defensive signalling problem
Playing a diamond (7 for attitude) seems clear. If declarer has something like QJxxxx xxx KJx Kx the switch gets it two tricks. If I cash the ace of clubs first: (a) partner cannot get me back in for a second diamond play and (b) declarer might guess how to ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Eduard, as I think I mentioned I did not purport to analyze every hand in question. Perhaps one reason I did not mention the Chiaradia hand you mention is because he did not play in the event I was discussing.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Boy I never post on Bridge Winners but feel compelled to do so here. Like many people here I began playing in my teens (in the 60s) and was in awe of the unwavering success of the Italian Blue Team. They never lost and I took at face value all ...
Ax opposite KQTxx
Of course if you want to 'solve these problems at the table' you will also want to get used to 'all move please! next round!" :)
Martin Hoffman 1929-2018
That must surely qualify as the most impressive thing I've ever read on Bridge Winners! I had known of Martin's brilliance but not this amazing story.
Kantar Wins 2017 Lazard Sportsmanship Award
SI did have a column but Charles Goren authored it

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