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Karen Allison
Karen Allison
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Member Since
Aug. 21, 2010
Last Seen
10 hours ago
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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She was indeed Helen Sobel until she married the late Stanley Smith of Detroit. After that she was Helen Sobel Smith.
When we started the first session of the Canadian Team Trials, we had a very good game. I was wearing a purple sweater with a tiny hole in the elbow. The hole got bigger every session we played as I never took it off after that and yes, we won ...
I think you should finesse through the opponent you hate the most.
My own superstition is not to keep a private score. No, I'm not a princess - for me having to keep looking at -530 on the first board will do a good job of ruining my play for the rest of the game :)
My late friend Irene Hodgson of Canada said, 'always lead a heart against a slam.' Remarkably that worked very well to keep her at the top of the game there (check her record if you doubt me).
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
Then someone devise an easy way of verifying that the two teams are sitting in the right directions. A caddy could do it easily. If you like you can call it the Allison check.
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
Why don't you use Truscott cards?
Is Lebensohl on after (2M)-P-(P)-X-(P)-?
Before you agree to Lebensohl, you need to determine when it is on and when not. Consequently I abstained.
1 Major-1NT in 2/1
Playing 2/1 GF, I believe you need to make 1nt absolutely forcing by an UPH.
IRS of NORWAY is on bridge pros!
Ed: do you mean done time for tax evasion?

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