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Michael Donnelly
Michael Donnelly
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 26, 2016
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Business undergrad. "You should play the game for fun. The instant you find yourself playing the game for any other reason, you should rack it up and go on to something else--court tennis, maybe, or old maid. Anything but bridge." - Charles Goren


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
No special feelings.
Bridge Accomplishments
Playing a hand so well that Boris Spassky stood up from his chair and applauded me.
Regular Bridge Partners
Thomas Mccormac, Stephen Barr, John Connolly, Nathan Doyle.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
The Regent
Favorite Tournaments
European Teams Championships, Irish Master Pairs, North American Champos
Favorite Conventions
Takeout Doubles
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Copy of Bridge Winners Standard
2 over 1
Copy to my cards View/Print
Master Classes: Bridge
Why not a young world champion to give the public a better look into the top of the game? Bilde?
Master Classes: Bridge
Peter Hollands of Australia (Open team) does a series of videos uploaded weekly where he runs through hands under his own thought process.
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
My point is don't ask what can be done. If every bridge pair could get just one player to take up the game we'd be alright. That doesn't happen with elaborate 5 step plans, it happens with present minded conversation and enjoyment and love for the game.
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. - Buddha
Nutrition/fitness levels of top bridge pros
It's interesting to note the last 4 ACBL player of the year winners are all; at least to the naked eye, pretty in Shape. Lorenzini, Greco, Bilde, Greco are also all relatively young in comparison to the average age of just the players in the NABC National events. Just ...
Restricted choice: real life example
You might be familiar with the game theory example in 'A Beautiful mind' involving the blonde woman and her 4 friends. Well obviously Steve Nash discovers that the 4 guys not going for her and instead going for her four friends will yield more overall success for the group than ...
Restricted choice: real life example
Well surely your book is for the savvy among us and not some attempt at making a world based off of game theory principles right?
10 books you should read over and over...
A Bridge too far, Tom Hanlon. Where do I pick up my winners trophy?
Michael Donnelly's bidding problem: T5 843 K7 AQJ742
Good question, fit jump showing at least KQxxx and Qxx or better.
Bridge Memes
I can't believe it's not forcing!

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