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John Miller
John Miller
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Member Since
May 16, 2011
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5 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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Could this happen in top-level bridge...?
So, all the time I spend playing the piano is a waste? Were we to apply that universally then there would be no music in any of our lives, which I would consider to be a tragic loss. Or is the time I spend playing the piano only useful if ...
Could this happen in top-level bridge...?
No
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
I'm coming late to this, but can we not just appreciate these young people for who they are ... talented bridge players who share our enthusiasm for the game? Let's focus on that, which unites us, rather than bean-counting external characteristics over which we have no control as a ...
A Tale of Two Bootstraps OR How to significantly improve ACBL masterpoint allocations in a way that most everyone will hate…
Actually it makes boards equal weight ... the overtrick in 1N matters just as much as the six-level competitive decision. I made the suggestion tongue-in-cheek, but the more I think about it the more I like it. Statistically, it is not much less random than an eight-board match. We want to ...
A Tale of Two Bootstraps OR How to significantly improve ACBL masterpoint allocations in a way that most everyone will hate…
Maybe we could increase excitement about overtimes by making them sudden death, like hockey or football. Compare after each board, and the first team to win a board wins. If you tell me it's arbitrary, I'll reply it's no more arbitrary than playing eight boards.
A Tale of Two Bootstraps OR How to significantly improve ACBL masterpoint allocations in a way that most everyone will hate…
But this is not unique to bridge. Warriors beat the Cavaliers 4-0 and everyone thinks they "should" have won, notwithstanding J.R. Smith's brain fart in game one that might have changed the course of the series. They beat the Rockets 4-3, and you can make the case this ...
Open Atlanta Discussion Thread
At the risk of raining a little on this parade, my kids were unable to attend this year as their school year had already started. We had anticipated this problem in Toronto, as the Atlanta NABC was a week later, and discussed it with YNABC organizers. They told us at ...
Help with Precision Club please
The real devil is the detailed follow-ups to responder's second bid of 1, 1N, or 2. The rest is pretty easy.
What do you lead at trick 2, and why?
If partner has the K, you must switch now. Say declarer has a stiff heart and you tap the dummy. Now unblock the K, AK and a ruff, draw trump, and the A is the entry back to the two good hearts. Even if declarer has two small hearts and ...
What do you lead at trick 2, and why?
Now that I look at the spade spots more closely, the 7 is a tricky one. If partner has the Q it is remotely possible that she has Qxx, but pretty unlikely that she has the K. So, for a club shift to be right I put the Q in ...
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