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Margaret Devere
Margaret Devere
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 28, 2010
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Hoping to improve my game by osmosis and sporadic uncoordinated efforts. So far, it's a slow process.

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Paula Warren
2 over 1
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2 over 1
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Devere - Judy
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Claim ruling poll
Slightly extending my previous comment: If you can concede in a pleasant manner, that's fine. It's all in the manner ... I've been chastised for not claiming. Sometimes I am afflicted with sudden doubt, and want to recheck my count and my reasoning. Sometimes I'm wondering about ...
Claim ruling poll
I agree strongly with Peg. Similarly, if you're defending, let the declarer play it out or claim in his/her own good time. Don't put your cards on the table and say "Why are we playing this?" I know one good player who does this, and several others ...
I used to work at a computer for 6-8 hours a day, play bridge 4-5 times a week, play online bridge, read and do jigsaw puzzles online, play the piano, and play a brass instrument. Right hand _very_ tired. Among other things, I switched to using a roller mouse: http ...
ACBL focuses on college students
I wasn't thinking of using BBO during the visit, just telling people about it if it seems appropriate. I have a vision of four bridge players sitting around a table playing bridge, with a small sign saying "Bridge." Bidding boxes and boards optional. But it wouldn't hurt to ...
ACBL focuses on college students
University of Denver (DU), CU Denver, and Metropolitan State University of Denver (Metro). Any other suggestions would be welcome.
Why younger players don't want to learn bridge
I've just realized that, for what I'm calling mental engagement, some applicable concepts from psychology are "subjective self-awareness" and "being in the flow." A hand of bridge, from the time I take it out of the board to the time I put it back, is a quick dip ...
Why younger players don't want to learn bridge
Being dummy doesn't have to be boring. You can try to figure things out, just as if you were holding cards yourself. And if you want to have any chance in the post-mortem, you'd better be tracking :) Joking aside, it's a great opportunity to practice watching the ...
Why younger players don't want to learn bridge
For me, the gratification is in the experience as much as the result. I enjoy the mental experience that I have during the bidding and play. I think this is the same thing as the "puzzle" reference above. So ... make the game as much about the experience as the outcome ...
Big Ideas
That might have been my suggestion -- or at least I'm one of the people who suggested it. My proposal was for a 30-60 second statement/reminder, not a "presentation." Topics to include, on a rotating basis: - tempo, UI, and partner's obligations - calling the director is not a punishment ...
Big Ideas
Points that decay over time: I bet that most very good bridge players who haven't played for x years are still pretty darn good. and will mop up the lower-level events that they're now eligible to enter. (Assuming no catastrophic mental issues, of course.) Rusty is not the ...

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