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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
4 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.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
World Mixed BAM - Lille, France
Bridge Accomplishments
Overall in National Open Swiss Teams (twice), 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)
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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
mmbridge.
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Master Points for Foreign Players
This project seems problematic. ACBL masterpoints are basically dependent on two different things - ability and frequency of play (along with ability of partners to a lesser extent). Are you trying to convert for both and if so, in what ratio.
Defense to Multi at the Orlando WBF Championships
Chris, be that as it may. It is not just Multi you are defending against, it is that and the other bids that are different due to Multi (like 2H, 2S).
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
David, (others) in my mind ethics are not a function of external factors like camaraderie, friendship, and respect, but are internalized and independent of what others are doing.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
As more and more of this ch*ating stuff comes out, like Boye, Avon, Justin (and many others) bring out, the inevitability of electronic environment will be understood (if most of the bridge players don't die first).
Orlando Team Schedule Revisions
Jan, I will be wiring the entry fees from my bank on Monday. If you are the one involved with that type of payment, please make sure that info listing who is pre-paid will be available at the registration desk.
What happened?
If you clicked on the thread and you receive the daily Bridge Winners activity digest, it MAY be in there. Probably depends on timing of original posting, your view, and when you receive the digest.
Orlando Team Schedule Revisions
Gene, why is it that after you make a fairly comprehensive statement on an issue that you then must end with an "ad hominem" attack. Is that a "New York" thing?
Italian Bidding
Sounds like the OP is saying the "Law of Total Tricks" works. I don't think che*ating enters into it.
Orlando Team Schedule Revisions
Another factor, Philadelphia had an ACBL Regional concurrent with the WBF event, which I know for a fact, many people played in between events of the World tournament. If nothing else, it brought many more local or regional people to the vicinity of the WBF venue.
Italian Bidding
I can't read peoples minds. I was not offended.
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