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Karen Walker
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Member Since
June 22, 2010
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6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

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Favorite Tournaments
Illini Regional, Champaign IL
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ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Karen Walker & Nate Ward
2-over-1 Third Hand High
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Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
You're shooting at the messenger. I doubt that Jay was happy about having to make this plea, but he's trying to reduce the potential damages of a decision that was made seven years ago by a Board he wasn't even on. If this convinces anyone to give ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
I attempted to talk to a Board Member about the decision to hold the meeting in Hawaii. It went like this: ME: Why did you vote "yes" to meet in Hawaii? BM: Because we have so much important business that cannot wait until spring. ME: It can't be done ...
Table feel vs Cheating
I'm late to the discussion, but I'll confirm that Barry is right. Although the Bulletin editors don't "officially endorse" what their columnists write, they review every article for content, accuracy and clarity. The editors are accomplished players and are very thorough. If I write that "most experts ...
The best bridge book for beginners
I learned bridge from "Five Weeks" and have recommended it to many people. Its only disadvantage is that it teaches 4-card majors, but it's relatively easy to adapt the principles to a 5-card major system. Bridge for Dummies is excellent, too -- as is just about anything by Kantar. His ...
Changing The Guard - attracting younger players
There always seems to be a hint -- or sometimes a bludgeon -- of ageism in these discussions. Is the age of other players really that much of a deterrent? When I started playing, I enjoyed "hanging out with a bunch of old people". I had just spent four years with 35 ...
How to deal with a problem at the local club
I'm sorry this happened to you, Amir, and doubly sorry that some questioned the accuracy of your account. I have no idea whether or not you were exaggerating. What I do know is that this woman's feelings are not unusual. She just happened to be louder and more ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Jeff: You don't need to read the whole thread. Here's the gist of it: This is the Crime of the Millennium. We are outraged that we've been duped, stolen from, injured by Horton's sins. He is a corrupt human being who should be fired and boycotted ...
Am I Incorrect - OR .....
The ACBL's technology shortcomings can be partly blamed for many of these problems. In a qualifying event a few years ago, we knew we had qualified but didn't get an email from ACBLDead until the next morning. The board scores had a bottom-to-top error in our favor (our ...
Mr. Sportsmanship Shows His Stuff
What would be wrong about it? Claims and concessions can be withdrawn. Fred gave back a trick that he could not have possibly won by any normal play of the remaining cards. What would be wrong would be to realize that and do nothing.
Mr. Sportsmanship Shows His Stuff
Fred Hamilton did something similar for me years ago. The round was being called before I finished declaring a hand, so I made a somewhat rushed claim for four of the last five tricks. While Fred was writing up the score ticket for the waiting caddy, I asked him if ...

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