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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
47 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player for over 50 years (hard to believe I don't play better).  Did take several years off a few times for family and work. Two grown children and four wonderful granddaughters (who don't play bridge but are all super softball players).

Professional computerist (everything EXCEPT electronics and hardware engineering) for over 40 years and still counting.  Education in Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Business Administration.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
World Mixed BAM - Lille, France
Bridge Accomplishments
Overall in National Open Swiss Teams, Senior Swiss Teams, and Mixed BAM; Many Regional A, Open, and Bracket 1 Teams and Pairs wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
and favorite bridge partner - my wife.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Philadelphia and Lille World Series, New Orleans, San Francisco and Washington Nationals, Cambridge and Virginia Beach Regionals.
Favorite Conventions
Puppet over 1N, Exclusion Blackwood, Delayed Splinters, Michaels, Unusual NT
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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2017 Spingold Scoreboard: Opening Round
Unless I am missing something, it looks like teams 1, 2, and 26 to 31 are the only teams getting full byes on Monday.
GNT Final: District 9 vs. District 21
Yu, you are not getting my point. It would cross my mind that maybe "nobody" should unilaterally take it upon themselves to "shoot" to win the match and possibly lose it when Meckwell very well could be bringing back enough to win without any "heroic action" on my part. :)
GNT Final: District 9 vs. District 21
Jim: easily enough to win. As a matter of fact, defending any doubled contract 2C or higher is enough for District 6 to win.
GNT Final: District 9 vs. District 21
Color me mystified. I am in the last board of a close match with Meckwell as my teammates at the other table and I choose to unilaterally judge that I know precisely the state of the match and that a psych of a strong 1N overcall is called for!? Should ...
GNT Final: District 9 vs. District 21
6N says my partner is either psyching or opened ultra-ultra light. But if either is the case, why would I assume 6N makes. And I know that RHO must be lying more than my partner.
BW Site Improvements
Famous programmer's creed: As far as we know, we have no undiscovered bugs.
The unwitting accomplice in the split stake corners scam
Much simpler scheme just requires 3 cheaters to blow hands whenever playing with the 4th unwitting victim. This is similar to colluding with one or more other players in a poker game to "whipsaw" other players when any of the colluders give a sign that they have a sure winning ...
Why are there multiple posts about the exact same topic?
Just to make it clear, I don't personally object to "multiple posts about the same exact topic", although some do. I was just curious what people think about it. :)
Reducing the Manipulation Factor in Robot Individuals
Its interesting that in my many years of playing bridge I have run into a few human pairs that indicate "better minor" on their convention card, but consistently seem to, in fact, bid "worser minor".
San Diego rooms - host hotel
FYI, there are rooms available at the "host hotel" today that were NOT available yesterday.

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