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Larry Robbins
Larry Robbins
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Member Since
March 23, 2015
Last Seen
Feb. 19
Member Type
Bridge Player
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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Robins Nest
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Katz, Levin, Rodwell Elected to HOF
great great players and also good for the game......
Stansby is 2018 Sportsman of the Year
In my opinion one of the greatest bridge players of all time.....I don't know if top 5, top 10, but he is up there........
Ducking Dummy's Singleton
One key with these hands is to take a few moments before playing to trick 1; you know that singleton is going to be led off dummy, and if you have not thought about it, and hesitate, may as well fly Ace.....
Gazilli feedback from those who have played it
There are obvious advantages, having played it for awhile BUT: 3 disadvantages:1. can't bid 2 clubs naturally, where partner knows it is natural, 2. slows down the auction, and 3.alot of memorization, for an occasional advantage...maybe helps once every 4 sessions......
How "expert" is this play?
But that was against a grand in a World Championship (Bermuda Bowl).....
Greco and Grue Win Blue Ribbon Pairs
Ditto...and also to Matt and Sylvia as well......
LEVINE Wins Senior KO
Congrats; both teams are very good; the Levine team(who beat us) not only played very well, but are nice at the table; they make the experience enjoyable...which is, in the end, just as important as anything...
Opening 2NT with 5422 distribution
A simulation might help(it will reveal that opening 2NT leads to some missed slams; on the the other hand, getting to 3NT, without revealing declarer's shape, is often a winner).
A clear case of aphasia, and yet . . .
Technically calling the wrong K might be thought of as a paraphasia(subset of aphasia: word substitution as a form of aphasia); however, since she presumably does not have a cortex disorder that would cause a paraphasia/aphasia, it is more accurately called a simple word substitution. I think. Sorry ...
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
It would also be interesting to look at 3NT vs. 4M at the other analysis of random hands had 3NT superior a great deal of the time......

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