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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
7 hours 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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ACBL convention chart - Psyches
Ray, David, since you can't agree, let's get some lawyers to interpret for us.
Open Philadelphia Discussion Thread
My wife and I are celebrating our Golden Wedding Anniversary this year. As a senior, mixed pair, it seems (unless I am missing something) that we were on the highest finishing team in the Jacoby Swiss with a currently married couple (and playing with each other as partners). :) I was ...
Open Philadelphia Discussion Thread
FYI, all results for the first day of the Jacoby Swiss are just now available in ACBL Live (after five days elapsed).
History Lession Invited?
@Brian I have been known to bid a suit without values as the opening bid of the auction (without disclosure).
History Lession Invited?
If the "western" cue bid is defined the way my partnership defines it: "forcing one round, INVITES partner to bid 3N with a stopper in the suit" then, it just seems like "normal bridge" nowadays. Nothing fancy. One certainly frequently bids on after partner chooses 3N (bidding on normally indicating ...
Open Philadelphia Discussion Thread
@Art I have sent an email to Bridge Finesse (Fast Results) and "ACBL Official" (on Bridge Winners) asking them to fix the results Bracket for the first day of the Jacoby Swiss. Will post if something changes. This sort of points out Nic Hammonds' issue that those two addresses might ...
Open Philadelphia Discussion Thread
Elianna, my understanding is those rates are for commuters; not long-term which seems backwards, but what do I know. :)
ACBL Player Results now Courtesy of The Common Game
You can still go to ACBL Live and type in , and get anyone's results. Not sure if you meant to imply that this capability has gone or not.
ACBL Player Results now Courtesy of The Common Game
Randy, maybe you are showing a lack of reading comprehension. :)
Open Philadelphia Discussion Thread
Well, Richard, at least for your $50, you can go in and out. :) Other options close to the hotel are around $20 to $25 and you can't exit and enter except at beginning and end of stay. Seriously.

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