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John Curley
John Curley
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Member Since
Sept. 30, 2013
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I have played club bridge off and on for many years; enjoy reading tournament reports; retired from a government lab; have an IT background; live in Peterborough Ontario.


Bridge Information

Member of Bridge Club(s)
Peterborough Bridge Club
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Bridge in popular culture and literature
Rereading Michael Connelly's Bosch Novel "Concrete Blonde" (1993), came across an amusing bridge reference. A psychologist (Locke) is telling Harry: [i]"There is a guard on death row at San Quentin whom I know from doing research up there. He told me there are four serial killers, including Kraft ...
Leaving the table as dummy
This reminds me of a story from Sheinwold's "Bridge Puzzles" series of pocket books. Kibitzing Culbertson, Sheinwold noticed Culbertson often left the table as dummy and asked him why. The one word response: "Ulcers". It's too bad this series is out of print. Highly entertaining and instructive.
Bridge Rating Study - Follow Up
@Cliff "Bridge is not a game that can have an accurate personal rating system." Perhaps you did not notice that OP proposes a pairs rating system, not a personal one.
Fantoni live on BBO
Little BBO You're really looking fine Gotta ignore the critics now They're way out of line Do ya hear them grousing now Listen to them whine C'mon and shuffle'em up, deal'em out, bid'em up BBO Yeah, yeah, little BBO Yeah, yeah, little BBO Yeah ...
Rating Study from ACBL Tournaments
@Ryerson I think the pair rating is a feature. It is more meaningful than an individual rating, and adds a dimension that does not compete with masterpoints. Some of us play with several partners and it would be of interest to see the various ratings and how they change over ...
Rating Study from ACBL Tournaments
This is great. If implemented, it would give partnerships a tangible measure of progress. A question: do you think the scheme could usefully be extended to include club games? Also curious how your scheme differs from "Power ratings" for pairs. I get the impression that the PR scheme for a ...
Just a simple little survey
Most of the people at our club are as honest as the day is long. But one consistently psyches in this situation. Our doubles here are responsive but I wonder if we can make them penalty against just him, so documented on the convention card?
Leather bounded past issues of Bridge World
Maybe to a local bridge club? Also perhaps you should post this to the main forum where you would get many more comments.
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
[i] The Mississippi Delta was shining like a National guitar I am following the river Down the highway Through the cradle of the civil war I'm going to Aceland, Aceland Memphis, Tennessee I'm going to Aceland [/i]
The Club's Coffee-Housing
I think players should be taught techniques for minimizing tells. Foremost is recognizing an upcoming situation of course. If I can decide in advance what to play, I shift that card to the right (I hold my card under the table) to prevent fumbling when the time comes. This also ...

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