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Michael Roche
Michael Roche
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 30, 2011
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

2 NABC wins in Mixed BAM. Happy to add LM pairs in Atlanta

5 Canadian Team Championships wins



Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Mike Hargreaves John Rayner Daniel Lyder Karen Cumpstone. I guess I have to add John Carruthers now was well :)
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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A Modest Proposal for ACBL Masterpoints©
Ken and David are hereby grandfathered as LifePotzers.
The power of tens
Should have plugged the hand into the evaluator before overcalling 1N. I have to admit that rubber bridge teaches you to look at the vulnerability.
Is the best lead obvious?
Sometimes you just have to Pass. I know I’m showing my age.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
I stand ready to be corrected, but if there are only 2 pairs in flight C do they both get points? I’m not really that invested in this discussion, butI now surely qualify as an old-timer. When I started playing as a beginner there were no attendance prizes. Coming ...
Best bridge advice ever:
If you can’t play well play quickly. Nobody likes slow and bad.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
When I started to play duplicate in the late 60's I got hooked ...and it lasted for 50+ years. Best game ever. Nowadays the marketing is aimed at potential customers who will play at most 20 years. And in that time they will never play against good players. Maybe ...
And the entry fees were $1600/team. You don't need volunteers if you pay everyone
French carding agreements
A friend of mine played at a local club in Paris one night. He opened 1D and raised his partner's 1S response to 2. As he put down the dummy with only KQx of S as support - the other 3 players called for the director! It would seem that ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Maybe you have to consider revenue sharing. Volunteers are critical to success at NABC’s.
Takeout or Penalty
I guess matchpoints is all about your expected score for defending 2S. -50 or -100 can be a clear top. Don’t confuse matchpoints with bridge.
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