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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
8 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 Rosenblum Teams - Orlando, FL
Bridge Accomplishments
Overall in WBF Rosenblum Teams, 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)
Favorite Tournaments
Philadelphia, Orlando 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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Open Memphis Discussion Thread
Russell, agree Blues City Café was excellent 7 years ago at least. I had the catfish. Was great. My wife liked their "wet" ribs better than Rendezvous's dry. Across the street from BB King's.
The Club's Coffee-Housing
In many cases, the player is intentionally playing with the same tempo he normally uses, but declarer doesn't notice his normal tempo before the situation comes up.
The 3 word challenge
Throne of Games
Computer Bridge: Other Players' Inferences
Keep them coming, David. I am very interested. Now that I am mostly retired, I will be working on bridge playing programs again soon. :)
Richard Tracy
Keith, if what you say is true (and it seems very possible based on other data processing escapades in the ACBL), then member numbers COULD happen to be reused. The solution to this IS an indexing problem. Two of many possible correct solutions would have been to either have some ...
Richard Tracy
OK, Dave, if you know something more about this than the rest of us, what is the reason or point?
Richard Tracy
Jonathan, good point. "Richard Tracy"'s record looks like it may really be all or in part, Oswald Jacoby's. :) I have heard grumblings about them having some sort of an "indexing" problem in their database of members and tournament results. I would be willing to bet if they let ...
Was this a fielded psyche and is the psychic bidder allowed to coach his client when the director is called?
Was this a fielded psyche and is the psychic bidder allowed to coach his client when the director is called?
Nick Hammond could probably check some well-known pro-client partnerships and give us some numbers about percentage of hands played by the pros, not necessarily mentioning names.
Was this a fielded psyche and is the psychic bidder allowed to coach his client when the director is called?
Seems like 3NT could frequently be down when 4S is cold.

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