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Mark Leonard
Mark Leonard
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 24, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Check out my blog at

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Almost beating Nickell team in Houston Vanderbilt
Bridge Accomplishments
2010 0-5000 Mini-Spingold Winner
Regular Bridge Partners
Phil Clayton, Anant Rathi, Ed Piken, Robert Shore, Rai Osborne
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Bot Programmer Was Not Always Sober
If you really want this accusation to be taken seriously, then: 1) Provide a motive - what possible reason would there be for the bot programmer to do this? Unless the BBO Bots have achieved sentience, they don't care if your contract succeeds or fails. 2) Provide some evidence - do ...
District 23 District Director Comments on ACBL Transparency
Let your District Directors know that you are lobbying your Unit Board electors to make this a election issue in the next District Director election.
District 23 District Director Comments on ACBL Transparency
I'm hoping that those that read this bring it up to their District Director regardless of whether the Director a BW reader or not.
Zlatan tied to Sweden Open
I was at the game. It was the most exciting match I have ever been at. As for the second goal, he was even with the ball and onside. In the post-match interview on Fox, he said, "The crowd was chanting 'We want Zlatan ...
Snowball in Hell
I memorialized the worst one against me in a blog post:
Michael Seamon Junior USBC (Part 2)
I've only played against Richard a small number of times, but my experience from that gives me great confidence that he and his teammates will represent the US well and with great class.
Open San Diego Discussion Thread
You would lose your bet. When I inquired to a director about when we would know the qualifier list, she explained that they were working on combining the databases and that it would take some time. While I would like to see the process get better, I've never had ...
Swiss teams - with hand records, bridgemates and less waiting time - it IS possible!
I agree with everyone that by having all tables be careful, there should be no problem. But in order to ALMOST idiot-proof the system,the BridgeMates could display: Board Your N/S Score Your E/W Score IMPS /*list of scores here*/ Your Team wins/loses by XX IMPS for ...
Swiss teams - with hand records, bridgemates and less waiting time - it IS possible!
I participated in this event as well (finished ahead of Yu by a massive 1 VP). I think it would be great to have all Swiss run this way. One area for improvement is that when the last score of the round is entered, the pairings were made with no ...
Best percentage play
Bridge CCAnalyser ( says that with a known 6 or 7 card suit with West, running the 10 is the best play for either four or five tricks.

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