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John Miller
John Miller
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Member Since
May 16, 2011
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I have been living in Discovery Bay, California for a couple of years now. My wife learned to play during her nights off when our oldest son was a newborn. He is now 16 and both he and his younger sister have learned to play. They play at all of the youth nationals and I hope the family plays in a Swiss someday.

 

When not working or playing bridge, I like to play the piano and be on my skis - jet in the summer and snow in the winter. Last spring I got to be in the pit band for Cats, with my daughter playing Grizabella, and this spring I look forward to being in the pit band for South Pacific.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
7th in 2013 Roth Swiss, won 2015 GNT-A, 2012 District 6 GNT double (Open and A), 2011 Machlin Pairs, 2nd in a club game with my daughter when she was 11, won 1998 Devon Duplicate
Regular Bridge Partners
Stephen Drodge, Lynn Shannon, Cris Barrere, Robbie Hopkins
BBO Username
prospero1
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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NICKELL Wins USBC
Reminds me of the old SNL skit about the First National Change Bank. "How do we make money? One word. Volume."
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
It's possible that after the 3 bid Rodwell should have downgraded his hand and made a non-serious slam try. Easy to say from the armchair; after all, he was 6-5 and Meck had shown extras. It may depend on what the standards are exactly for bidding 3 ...
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
I think the way to think about Meckwell's system is that it is naturalish with a lot of artificial ways to save space. By naturalish I mean they primarily show suits and support. In the auction on this board ... 1C - SFA 2C - diamonds, 8+ 2H - spades 2N - exactly three ...
ROBINSON Wins USBC Round Robin
I for one am rooting for Max to go all the way.
Chess in America
Chess has one gigantic advantage over bridge when it comes to elementary schools. I can teach a second grader how all the chess pieces move in fifteen minutes. Then they can play a game. A ridiculous one, mind you, but still a game. The learning curve to get to a ...
ACBL Chief Executive Dismissed
I got the objectionable content warning for the last comment. I can only surmise that it flags on the word "president." Jay Whipple, beware.
ACBL Chief Executive Dismissed
Somewhat ironic, considering he did run for president in 1976.
ACBL Chief Executive Dismissed
I am racking my brain with no success for a more inapt analogy.
2NT scrambling or as "prefer diamonds." When game is very unlikely
The four auctions are quite different. In the first and third, I use 2N for "minors," with no implication about preference. Here the implication of the double is that defending is preferable if the NT opener has four hearts and not four spades. In the second I use 2N naturally ...
Advise the Tournament Chair: When a BAM movement gets whammed ...
Next time sober up before writing the conditions of contest and just go (9,10,11) - 6 - 4 or if you have eight teams or fewer either make it a three-session event or extend the finals. Really no way to screw that up.
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