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Larry Cohen
Larry Cohen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 19, 2010
Last Seen
22 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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Bridge in a day
This is a joke, right? Stayman and transfers on Day 1? Not to mention "McKendrick???" Signalling? How about an ace beats a king. Define "declarer" and "dummy" and who makes the opening lead. How to win a trick and who leads to the next trick. Eventually, if it is a ...
When I used to attend bridge tournaments, the important things to me were: 1) Good playing space/conditions (meaning 70-75 degrees F, drinking water available, good bathroom facilities near playing area, quiet). 2) Easy, fast places to eat within walking distance. 3) Reasonable housing -- within walking distance. As to ambiance ...
To Show or Not To Show?
I plan to go by feel each cruise. Maybe alternate (on one day, off the other) if there seems to be a 50-50 split of opinion. Nice to have read the debate here -- I am well armed to argue either side now. ;)
To Show or Not To Show?
Yes Roger -- I was looking for wisdom. On most issues, I tend to see both sides -- same as here. I did expect the BW community (more experienced players) to lean towards "OFF" -- but not by as much as they did. I plan to write an article about this. Also, I ...
To Show or Not To Show?
There is now a feature whereby the director is automatically alerted by the software to "unusual" scores. This would have been good for the recent World Pairs debacle. If there is a string of N-S +420's and then all of a sudden an EW +620 comes in, the software ...
To Show or Not To Show?
Thanks Kit -- Yes, that definitely should be on the list of "pros." Maybe we need a re-vote.
To Show or Not To Show?
Hi Jeff, That was my "Look Marge, it makes 5." :)
Congratulations Sharon Osberg and teammates
I would like to see the major news outlets pick up the story. Anyone know how to get this done? Are any of our ACBL marketing people on this?
Kantar Wins 2017 Lazard Sportsmanship Award
Eddie was shocked?? I'm shocked, too. How could it be that 16 other people won it before him? I would have had him winning it every year.
Call for Hall of Fame Nominations
Eddie Kantar and Mike Lawrence "quit." They shouldn't have been considered for the HOF? I hope "quitting" isn't harmful. How about "retired" early - like Sandy Kaufax. Marty (yes, I am his friend and former partner, so biased) was a great player and innovator. His preemptive tactics and aggressive ...