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Larry Robbins
Larry Robbins
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March 23, 2015
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about me

I still love to play, altho I do worry about the future of our game; I am a neurologist, with a headache center just North of Chicago, and avid hockey player.....

I have won a # of national team titles, including the Trials in 1996(represented the US in Rhodes that year).....

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I love to play - as long as no one has to pay
BW would be a good avenue for players to find partners, of any ability....What I think has happened is: people do not know who else is available and looking, and they want someone roughly within their own abilities. So, they give up and don't play, which is too ...
District 7 has decided that the Columbia Regional and the Atlanta Regional are still a go.
Excellent article on spreading/transmission: In the U.S., we are not doing what it takes to contain this(testing, contact tracing). Regarding legalities: people attending the tournament could sign a 100 page contract/waiver, it would matter little ...
I love to play - as long as no one has to pay
I think professionalism has it's upsides and downsides. A few of the upsides= higher quality bridge, more attendance at tournaments, more teaching, promoting the game...and the vast majority of pros love the game, and are nice and very interesting to be around. There are downsides, one being: in ...
District 7 Columbia/Atlanta Regionals are A GO!
I do not think it is a good idea but there are ways to make it safer, some of them:1. masks have to be KN95 or N95; social distancing even going to the bathrooms; consider either: a room with 8 to 12 people(6 feet apart), each on a ...
FRIEDLAND Disqualified From Reynolds Spring KO
I played a trials(not as his partner) with Peter; He was/is a very nice person. That's it, that is my comment.
Let the cards speak, not the time it takes to play them!
I am glad you mentioned Smith echo; yes, it is useful(altho, many a contract has been misdefended because a player played a 2 instead of a 3). At trick 1 and 2 there is a lot to ponder as a defender; Smith often leads to a break in tempo ...
Lynn Deas R.I.P.
Lynn sent me myasthenia gravis medicine(for my neurology clinic that I run in Honduras); she packaged it up and sent it out of the goodness of her heart. That medicine allowed 5 people to maintain their strength, and function well, for a long time.
There probably WILL be a Montreal NABC
The decision to hold the Nationals should not have anything to do with finances; in fact, if they hold it, and people are sickened, they would likely face multiple lawsuits.* The only consideration should be: how safe is it to hold the tournament? We do not know at this point ...
The Science of Coronavirus
yes, developing and testing these vaccines is remarkably complex HOWEVER: a group(U of Pittsburgh) has been developing a vaccine for other coronaviruses, they feel they are close to one for this, because it is not new(vaccines for coronaviruses), maybe 6 to 9 months instead of a year or ...
The Science of Coronavirus
yes, it is incredible that they had a (crude) "vaccine" in the 1790's...Edward Jenner( I do think(hope??) that with so many worldwide biotech and ...

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