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Karen Walker
Karen Walker
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
April 6
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Tournaments
Illini Regional, Champaign IL
BBO Username
kwalker
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Karen Walker & Nate Ward
2-over-1 Third Hand High
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Peter Rank, RIP
This is very sad news. Peter was a fascinating, talented man with a wonderful sense of humor. He served ACBL with great energy and attention to detail. He once asked me to take over the chairmanship of a committee meeting at the last minute, promising that he would help. I ...
How Old Were You?
The pancake house in Champaign was Uncle John's. Locals and students mourned when it closed around 1980, then reopened as Aunt Sonya's, then closed again.
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
Memphis was the best NABC I've been to in the past 10 years. The weather was mild, there were many nearby restaurants with reasonable prices, and I had a $95/night hotel that was walking distance from the tournament hotel. And only Memphis has Graceland. I'm not familiar ...
Non-bridge, bridge books
I found these two books illuminating: "The Invisible Gorilla" by Dan Simons and Christopher Chabris. Theories, research results and practical examples that explore the concept of inattentional blindness -- why we fail to notice obvious details. "Ace on the River" by Barry Greenstein. This is a poker book, but not a ...
BBO format
I haven't seen any comments that claim BBO does nothing or that anyone has a "right" to a certain type of product. It is a real stretch to conclude that these posters are trying to tell BBO how to run their business. Neither have I seen anything that should ...
BBO format
No, but they deliver value to BBO by developing new bridge players, signing up new BBO members, generating more ad views and increasing participation in pay events.
BBO format
I have an IBM Selectric that I use once a year to fill in 1099 tax forms. It's a personal preference for completing that chore, not an unwillingness to adapt to change.
BBO format
I, too, would pay to keep the old version. I've tried the web version many times and have learned how to find most of the features, but it is not a pleasant experience. I hope BBO will take notice of those who are objecting and not just write them ...
Starting Times and Playing Schedules
That type of event does have an actual name. It used to be called "Horizontal Pairs" (or teams), and it was a mainstay on regional schedules many years ago. Back then, the evening sessions were popular because local players could put in a full day of work and still play ...
Is the WBF Sexist?
I would be interested in your ideas about the other reasons. I’ve seen other symptoms of this “serious bridge is for men only” attitude, but I don’t know its source. I am not hyper-sensitive about ostensibly sexist treatment. In the few WBF tournaments I’ve attended, though, I ...
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