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Joe Veal
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 14, 2013
Last Seen
22 hours 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.  

Country
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
tricks2011
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Nickell vs. Lall - Last Board
I agree with Geoff than the examination of 1 board during an INCREDIBLE duel is absurd. For me, I enjoyed the match.
Mario Fonzo's bidding problem: AQT64 AJ953 A Q4
Let's see 4D is twice flawed. I will never get my partner to believe that I have this good of a spade fit after 2H call. 2NT is my only option.
Bay Area High School Bridge Championship
Very cool!
Chess in America
Hakan makes a excellent point which coincides with my choices. My current occupation is a elementary/ middle school scholastic chess coach/tudor for the Oklahoma City/Edmond area. I run 2 elementary school programs in the public schools and 1 homeschool program and I have about 20 to 25 private ...
Are very light openings against the spirit of the game? Are they a form of Psych in 21st century clothing?
Before we start getting into what it was like in the "olden" days, my view is very simple. Very light openers at favorable vulnerability in 3rd seat/psyches/opening 1NT with a singleton have been around since the beginning of bridge. If one tries to legislate it, one is slowly ...
Oren Kriegel's bidding problem: AK94 K32 J953 K9
I disagree with Jay on this one. It is a pretty clear pass. I am curious, Oren, what happened at the table. Did South find the magical 2S call, hit pard with the right 8, find game and win a match?
Eric Sieg's bidding problem: Q KQJ7x 7xx AQ8x
I agree with Craig with 1 addendum. I want to congratulate my RHO for making that double so I do not have to bid 2H.
Kibitzer draws attention to a false concession
Big nono by kibitzer. I am surprised that there was not a request by one of the teams for having the kibitizer barred for the entire match.
ACBL Inaction Regarding Attracting Younger Members
To be honest, bridge's survival has to be recruiting players younger than college age. They need to have scholastic programs in elementary/middle/and high schools. If not, bridge is dead in the US in 20 years.
FLEISHER Wins Vanderbilt
Great performance by the Fleisher team. They never had a close match throughout the event which is VERY impressive these days.
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