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Karen Allison
Karen Allison
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 21, 2010
Last Seen
June 12
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

BBO commentator, have won several NABC titles, World silver medalist McConnell Cup, many regionals.  First woman to represent Canada in Open Teams World Championship.   Love my cats (Stella often watches as I comment on BBO), love travel, love bridge!!) And yes, I will be your professional partner should you wish.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Michael Ledeen, Jordan Chodorow
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Jesus Arias & Karen Allison
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Eric Murray 1928-2018
@ray Lee: I would add that QC stands for Queen's Counsel (as I recall from my Toronto years)
Eric Murray 1928-2018
On Sami's occasional comments, when I once put down a dummy that appealed to me but obviously not to him, he remarked only, 'Not a mandatory opening bid.'
Martin Hoffman 1929-2018
I played against Rixi and Fritzi a few times. The first, from my first World Championship in Stockholm, stands out: I was concentrating on a hand and had my knee bent, foot on the chair, elbow on my knee when I heard from Rixi, in German, 'Look how she sits ...
Memories of Margie
I remember lots of good times spent with Margie. We grew up in bridge together. Some of the best times were in her tiny NYC apartment with those two gorgeous Russian Blue cats.
@David Yates how many times zero will make a living wage?
Eric Murray 1928-2018
Eric was a fabulous human being and a fabulous bridge player. I had the good fortune to play with him on my team when we won the team trials and had Eric and Sammy added to our team Besides being a great player and, by the way, a judge in ...
So you want to be a Vugraph operator
After I had quick (too quick) training I was very relieved not to be called as an emergency Vugraph operator!! I was really overwhelmed by what had to be done. Years ago I did the first Internet vugraph all by myself in Albuquerque, typing ALL the hands and analyzing as ...
You should ask BBO to dock his pay :) I think we commentators are terribly overpaid as it is :)
Great play throughout but the last quarter was simply amazing. Congratulations to all.
1Nt---(2M)---X as penalties
I actually prefer it as penalty cooperative. I will have Qxx or better in the overcall suit. Partner can remove to notrump or a long (5) suit lacking three trumps. You can collect excellent penalties this way that are missed by pure penalty doubles. Three level doubles as I play ...

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