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Mike Cassel
Mike Cassel
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Member Since
June 24, 2010
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Lobby your ACBL Board rep to move the 10K event at the start of the Spring NABC to Sat-Sun rather than starting on Day1 of both the Platinum and the IMP Pairs. Bueller?  Bueller?  Hello?  Strive to schedule 10K events on day2 of 3 day NABC+ events. Having a 10K event final on day 1 of a new NABC+ event is WRONG


The ACBL doesn't need a one size fits all policy for team entry fees.  If you want 100% of the masterpoints then you pay your 100%.  A 6 person team willing to receive


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Favorite Bridge Memory
23imp pickup in Vegas mini-Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
Editor for the Gopher Regional & Minneapolis Grand Slam Club Bulletins
Member of Bridge Club(s)
D14 GNT Coordinator
Favorite Tournaments
any one with Web Movements and level playing fields
Favorite Conventions
Xfr advances/1MX, Def vs. Michaels(majors), Reverse Smith, 4way 2H/1m, 4way 2C/1M
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ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Officer's Club Mentoring Team Card
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Mike Cassel & Barry Purrington
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Carol Mahoney
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Mike Cassel & Harry Sapienza
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Terry Lijewski mx1920
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Bill & Sue Treble
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Mike&Peter 15May15
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When is shuffle/deal/play appropriate?
i don't think there are screens until R16 in Vandy. that would be prohibitively expensive. we are talking about the task of creating pre dupes on day 1. you write notes instead of verbalize without screens in this case. you separate the teams playing 1-15 in one room and ...
When is shuffle/deal/play appropriate?
Assuming that you are talking about the Vanderbilt... you could split the room in two halves. One half plays bds 1-15 in the first quarter and the other 16-30. You can have 5 boards on each table and caddies who can keep 1 set of 15 moving among 3 tables ...
Dahl and Oshlag Win Fast Pairs
In the first final they set 7 of 10 opponent contracts, had only 3 minus scores, and no board under 33%. That is smokin' Finished more than 3 boards ahead of 2nd when their smoke cleared at the conclusion. Yikes and Wow.
High-level defense problem
I don't know how you can convince declarer that you are 5=2=1=5 or 6=2=1=4 but playing theK at T2 might induce a diamond finesse. When you, in effect, display the AKQ and AK he might think your partner has the Q. Of ...
When is shuffle/deal/play appropriate?
I enjoy seeing the same hands played at a number of tables starting, let's say, with the quarterfinals of major KOs. Seems like the security concerns CAN be addressed. I very much enjoy seeing different forcing club pairs handle the same pair of hands in different ways. Last year ...
Open Kansas City Discussion Thread
Gene conflation has nothing to do with it there are consistent expectations for entry size in the NAP Flt B & C NABC finals in Reno there were 44.5 tables in the Flt B finals and they DID run a web. Event planners can certainly schedule this event in a ...
Open Kansas City Discussion Thread
a quick look at acbl live and i see 48 tables in the NAP Flt B and 44.5 in the NAP Flight C. making an excuse that the playing area mapped poorly has to be bogus. you could have three sections 13, 13, & 22 but you'd need a ...
Open Kansas City Discussion Thread
Open Kansas City Discussion Thread
Based on prior years' entries you could certainly plan the room for 4 sections and run easy web movements using a 7th row [code]1 xx 1 xx 1 2 3 2 13 2 13 12 11 4 3 12 3 12 22 13 10 5 4 11 4 11 ...
Dire Straits: CAN you be a Swing Sultan?
I originally thought that declarer was trying to create a swing. Given the overcall and opening lead it seems now, to me, that playing to the Ace of hearts was quite low percentage. Chances of LHO having the KQ doubleton are more than remote.

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