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Jess Cohen
Jess Cohen
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 28, 2010
Last Seen
Sept. 16
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

The good news is that I have won events in Nationals, Regionals, and Sectionals. The bad news is that it was 57 years ago, and the player who won those events went away about 20 years ago, and now only comes back for short visits. Sometimes for a hand, sometimes almost for a whole session; but usually he just stands back and grimaces about how I play these days. I used to be the only person in Minnesota who had won events in Bridge and Squash. Now I play in the Friday afternoon duplicate, and play pickle ball in the park with the geriatric set. I was always a better writer than a player. I have had pieces published in the Bridge World and the ACBL bulletin. Favorite convention: mini splinter. Favorite song: Love is a mini splintered thing.  I became a bronze life master in 1975 (it was harder then) and stopped playing in tournaments for over 35 years because of work and family obligations.  Now retired so I started playing locally about six years ago in Grand Junction, Co. and more recently in Scottsdale, Arizona.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Being asked to turn the dummy in the finals of the Reisenger.
Bridge Accomplishments
Have won events in Nationals, 'Regionals, and Sectionals
Regular Bridge Partners
: Alan Salem, Anita Knaysi Feb. 8, 2013 R.I.P
Member of Bridge Club(s)
In Tempo, Scottsdale
Favorite Conventions
mini splinters Favorite song: "love is a mini splintered thing"
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Basic 2/1 card jess anita
2 over 1
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The superb, though not formally constituted, Minneapolis junior training program produced two finalists in the recent USBC open teams,(Grue, Garner) and now two members of the winning mixed team (Weinstein, Garner). In retrospect it was the SVYP of the 1970s.
Where is the oversight?
Blakely was a district director according to the latest report from ACBL counsel. Does that mean he was an employee who was in charge of districts, or was he on the board of directors of a district? The court in the case cited below says he was a member of ...
National Champions in Limited Events: Fair or Foul?
Sathya assumes, as I did until this thread came along, that a national champion means you won a national championship, not qualified for an event in which you might win a national championship. What definition of nation champion are you referring to? How about winning a 200 table one session ...
Ruling please
I have no dog in this fight as I was only an interested observer. Declarer was a gold life master with 20 years experience as were the defenders Everyone assumes this is a club game. What if it were rubber bridge at a dollar a point?
Many choices, many levels
Thanks Dave: Yes are correct, I wanted people to be able to check multiple boxes and I picked the wrong format. Your suggestion makes sense, but I would have to renumber the choices, and that would skew the results since the earlier votes were based on a different premise. I ...
Many choices, many levels
I would pull five clubs doubled. This is an attempt to fix the poll. If you agree you can like the post. Then you can just vote on the lead problem.
Many choices, many levels
I would bid five spades directly over five clubs. This is an attempt to fix the poll. If you agree, you can like the post. 'Then you can just vote on the lead problem
Many choices, many levels
I tried to think of another way. If you would not bid over five clubs directly, you can answer all three questions. If you would bid five spades, then you would not have the lead problem at the table, but as an academic exercise you could figure out what to ...
Obscure suit combination
Club A, club king. ruff a club, diamond to ace, ruff a club, diamond king pitching a heart Ace King of hearts and a heart ruffing with two of spades. Cash queen of spades (less liable to unblock on queen) and exit with six. If lho had Tx or 9x ...
Jess Cohen's bidding problem: 7 6432 QT6 K7432
How weak do you have to be before you can pass an opening bid as responder? If the queen of diamonds was a small diamond, would that do it?

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