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Joe Veal
Joe Veal
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 14, 2013
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live in Oklahoma City and I have some wild bridge tales from my years of duplicate play.  

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning Bracket 1 KO in OKC regional a few years ago with Jay Barronen, finishing off our teammates masterpoint milestones of 10000 and 5000.
Bridge Accomplishments
Bronze Life Master
Member of Bridge Club(s)
OKC Bridge Studio
Favorite Tournaments
Kansas City Regional in December, any touranment in Dallas or Houston
Favorite Conventions
What are my hated conventions which are Mini-Roman(too easy to defend), Bergen(hate mixed raise option), Coded 10's and 9's(too much info for declarer)--everything else has a purpose
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
I support Max's proposal even though I and my potential partnerships would fall in the lower quadrant of participants in the BRP's with 2 conditions. One, these pairs can only drop-in into day 2 of this event not day 3. If one allows pairs to drop in on ...
Double Standards
This has been an entertaining NABC and I am not even there. You have the Platinum Pairs appeal. From my reading of the old Appeal books, Zia hasn't been involved in one of those since the 80's. If one thought the Vanderbilt was going to be appeal free ...
The playing longevity of bridge experts v chess experts
Chess and bridge are completely different games. Chess is a game of perfect information while bridge is not. There is one skill that is mandatory for becoming a world class bridge player(and world class poker player) that is not required in chess: table presence. Table presence is not something ...
National Champions in Limited Events: Fair or Foul?
To Matthew, I want to congratulate you on your accomplishment. I know of 3 players in my local area(1 deceased) who have over 10,000 masterpoints that have no NABC title. You have achieved the hardest obstacle to GLM status. All you have to do is get the 7600 ...
Bessis and Volcker Lead Platinum Pairs
Congratulations to the qualifiers. To denote the strength of this hallowed event, it is not just the people who have survived to this point but the quality pairs that have just been eliminated.
Online Bridge Ruling, Psychic or Fail to Alert
To Eric Sieg, I am talking about after the X of 4S not before the X double. Also, if they are not playing XX after the takeout X as values, they would have used XX to show clubs or a 1NT call to show clubs if they are using transfers ...
Online Bridge Ruling, Psychic or Fail to Alert
A few things. One, there is opening light but South's hand does not qualify. It appears that there is some funny business(aka South can open anything other than 1C and North does nothing with a clear XX). I would have reported it to the people of BBO and ...
What is partner doing bidding 6!C?
Paul, there are a bunch of issues with this auction. First, I loathe 2NT as a balanced positive because it takes up too much space and wrong sides the NT game and slam auctions. To be honest, I love it when I have a partnership that allows that sequence of ...
James Tyner's bidding problem: 8 9542 AKQ83 874
The exact auction of 2C-3D-3S is my reason for bidding 2D. I want to find our heart game. slam, or grand slam with the good hand up.
this has to stop.
Jeff Lehman, please look at the original Brogeland post on BW when he accused Fisher/Schwartz of wrongdoing. He had no proof at that time. Brogeland was later vindicated but he was not sanctioned by BW for the unsubstantiated allegations. BTW, I found the board and the "offending" pair. For ...

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