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Joel Shapiro
Joel Shapiro
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Member Since
June 28, 2013
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about me

Reasonably average player in Toronto who manages not to revoke too often.

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Canada

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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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How different are these hands? What's your style?
Isn't 'derision' that system that my ex-partners always used to play with me?
The Best Bridge Writer Poll
Next time we have a poll like this, please allow for more than one selection. Maybe even "all of the above".
ACBL Big Ideas - Augmenting Rank/Point Structure
Go Fish.
ACBL Big Ideas - Augmenting Rank/Point Structure
The quarterback-receiver relationship is more like a team of four than a partnership. The referee and replay person are also required to determine if a catch is indeed a catch.
ACBL Big Ideas - Augmenting Rank/Point Structure
I have often wondered why the subsequent LM ranks (bronze, silver, gold, and all those new precious stones) do not each have increased numbers of coloured points in their requirements, proportional to those required of the original LM designation. One can today become a silver LM (1000 points) with just ...
ACBL District 11 Director Report from BOD Member
In Canada we will be having to charge $10, not $8, due to the exchange rate. Stay tuned for news as to how well this will go over with players. I understand, however, that this new fee applies only to players with no existing ACBL number. Players with an existing ...
Settle A Bet
Now I'm no expert, not by a long shot, but I voted for a limit raise because of the two tens. I like 10's. I even married one.
You Know You Are A Bridge Player When....
In the adjacent cities of Kitchener and Waterloo, an hour west of Toronto, the main north-south street, King Street, traverses both. However, in Kitchener, the compass is rotated 90 degrees. So when entering Kitchener from the south, you first are on King Street East, then further north you are on ...
You Know You Are A Bridge Player When....
Further to my observation about the interstates near Wytheville - when you are heading south on I-77 and north on I-81, you are actually driving east! When you are heading north on I-77 and south on I-81, you are actually driving west! Your GPS is a Giant Driving Screw-up!
You Know You Are A Bridge Player When....
A bit further away, around Wytheville VA, you can be going south on I-77 and north on I-81 at the same time, and cars going the other way will be going both north on I-77 and south on I-81. So who's on lead again?
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