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Mark Laken
Mark Laken
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 31, 2012
Last Seen
Oct. 2, 2018
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Losing a 64 board Spingold match to Meckwell,teal by 19 imps.
Bridge Accomplishments
Numerous regional wins
Regular Bridge Partners
None at present
Favorite Tournaments
Hunt Valley Regional
Favorite Conventions
2/1, Flannery
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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SHEN Wins Reisinger
Congrats to the Shen team! Isn't a non playing captain supposed to know the starting time?
LO Wins Roth Swiss
Congrats! VWD against a very strong field.
93 year old forgets the contact...
Playing against a very top pro and his long time client in the Roth Swiss at the DC NABC, the client recently had eye surgery, and was having difficulty seeing the cards. While defending a contract, she played her king under dummy's ace at trick 12, when both she ...
Nelson-Cohen win NABC+ Fast Pairs
Well done and long overdue. Congrats!
Boyd-Robinson Win North American Pairs
Very, very well done. Congrats!
The Videos Speak: Fantoni-Nunes
Many years ago{35-40}, there were 2 pairs in my area that won every team game for a period of 10 years or so. When it later became clear that that were both cheats, because they were not playing professionally, the reason they cheated was to win. By the way ...
Ed Lazarus has won the national event all 4 years it has been played. I was his partner the last 2 years. The event should be renamed the Ed Lazarus Super Senior Pairs.
What Match Do You Want to see on Vugraph Wednesday afternoon?
Papi vs Meckwell would be a treat!
In which decade did you first start playing bridge?
I won a 2 1/2 table local game with Charlie Wolpert, my bridge teacher. 10 was average, and we won with 11. Probably in 1950.
Noble Shore's bidding problem: Qx KQJxx 98xx Kx
3 Spades seems clear to me. If you bid 2NT and partner raises to 3NT, you are in an impossible situation. Opening the bidding with that hand is a very close call, especially if not playing a strong Club system.

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