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Larry Cohen
Larry Cohen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 19, 2010
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Writer
about me

Professional Bridge writer and teacher and ex-player.

Not-professional golfer.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Representing U.S. in Ireland against Europe
Bridge Accomplishments
25 National Titles including 4 Blue Ribbon Pairs
Regular Bridge Partners
Marty Bergen, David Berkowitz
Favorite Tournaments
6-Session NABC Pair Games
Favorite Conventions
Anything useful that is not accident-prone or memory-intensive
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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1NT announcement when you upgrade for length?
ACBL's purpose for the announcement was so that the opponents wouldn't have to grab for the convention card or wait for an announcement/alert. The opponents' system/methods depend on if it is "strong" or "weak." By announcing 15-17, you are giving a general indication of "strong" so ...
Richie Schwartz, R.I.P.
Reno Vanderbilt -- We (SCHWARTZ team) draw NICKELL in semis. They have seeding rights in quarters 2 & 3. Richie doesn't want to play against Meckwell, so to avoid them, he decides he will play 1 & 4 (quite unusual for the sponsor to do this). We are down 53 after 3 ...
Videos from the Past
Hi Debbie, The ethics videos (i will be adding a lot more) are all here:
Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
I hate to open a new can of worms, but it won't be the first time we use a sports analogy (if already in this thread, I didn't see it). When we considered the above proposal(I was on the subcommittee with Brad & Steve), we brought up baseball ...
Guidelines for BBO Vugraph Commentators
Viewers/listeners/readers of BBO commentary do need to have some level of forgiveness, patience and tolerance with broadcasters/commentators. It is incredibly difficult to not only adhere to these guidelines, but to also give intelligent technical commentary while also being entertaining and enlightening. It is so easy to be ...
Guidelines for BBO Vugraph Commentators
Thanks, Dave. I'd like to be wrong; if people really are listening, I'd gladly put in more broadcasting time. In a poll of "one" (you), it seems that "C" as I listed gets 1 vote -- but even as an amateur statistician, I believe we'd need to see ...
Guidelines for BBO Vugraph Commentators
Unless it is the finals (and sometimes even then since there are 2 tables), I feel that commentary (voice or typed) is mostly a waste of time. Don't most BBO'ers "flip channels?" I'd like to do more commentary myself, but I feel it is like a tree ...
1 Diamond - 2 Clubs in 2/1
My strong opinion on this subject: This is based on 30+ years of experience with it -- I am pretty sure it is the right way to go for players of any level.
A Junior's Perspective on Promoting Bridge
I just want to add my name to the STRONG support of "play first." Bidding much (much, much) later. Jeff -- I would have been OK if bidding started on page 199. :) I am continually disappointed (and Patty Tucker knows) by the "Learn Bridge in a Day" program which has so ...
the most volatile board ever?
I made have to add it to my list: :)

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