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Joe Hertz
Joe Hertz
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 24, 2012
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me
  • Designated TechnoGeek of ACBL Unit 218 (Northern Virginia). Where I come from, gcc is a compiler, not a convention chart.
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  • I want to play against everyone. I prefer Stratified to StrataFlighted events. I wonder if I'm the only one who feels that way.
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  • My least favorite event is whatever the Swiss is happening on the last day of a Sectional or Regional.
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  • I'm 13-0 in team matches vs people who were booked when I asked about their if I ask you, please say yes.
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  • I have a severe hearing loss. My first duplicate bridge partner is blind. Our card's "general approach" box said "Bid No Evil". 
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  • I once had an opp compliment me on how nice I was about calling the director on them.
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  • That being said, both of the people I've filed player memos on are dead now.
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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
A long shaggy dog story when I was a NLM, involving a whiny opponent when Jeff Roman jumped into the argument and showed me how the clowns would eat me unless I played A/X exclusively. Six months later, I wound up winning the D6 GNT-C, and immediately thanked him for slapping some sense into me.
Bridge Accomplishments
2010 GNT-C QF
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
Joe And Mike O
Walsh Style 2/1 GameForce
Copy to my cards View/Print
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Chris- I base this on the inherent conflict of interest the hotel has when you don't have such protection. If the hotel can undercut it's event rate and net more profit by doing so (by virtue of the event not meeting it's room-night requirement and having to ...
Did the Director get it right?
On the off chance that youre mistaken, it has to be played and then the facts of the matter ascertained. If it was a new board, then the result counts, but it has to be played to get that result. I've had the director lead the way to our ...
The disappearing evening club game
If we get younger players to play, the night games will come back. This is an effect and not a cause. I've suggested bringing a duplicate event to GenCon but most people didn't like the idea on BW since it takes a while to get good at the ...
It's a pricing problem. Not an attendance problem. If you charge more for the games and less for the hotel rooms, and put them in a city people can get to affordably, at a more convenient time of the year...then you've got a basis for asking if ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Short of breach of contract, what could they possibly do -- besides post a note like this one?
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
If that's the case, that's ridiculous. The resort fee is an attempt to hide part of the bill from the comparison shopper. Negotiating a rate should be, by definition, comparison shopping. Call the rate whatever it is after everything is included. Giving up the "lowest available rate" protection ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Taking your premise to its logical conclusion: It would not be "the board". It would be a *prior* board. The board as it was comprised 7 years ago.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
So the Acbl asked for X function space for Y nights, and Z comped room nights. Hotel figures the cost of that and then discounts it based on how much revenue the event brings in. Divide the total revenue needed per minimum number of room-nights and you get a rate ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
"Our rate must be the lowest one offered at the facility" is totally standard for these contracts. I would be shocked if the ACBL did not have such a clause. What appears to be happening is nearby hotels (and even Hiltons) are undercutting that rate. If that is happening at ...
Your UI ruling?
I have zippo idea what P was thinking about. I must bid 4. Unless the hesitation was made so he could get to defend 5X, West gets ridiculed as someone who, in a fit of butthurt that his preempt was overcalled, accepted his own invitation to a phantom ...

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