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Mike Dorn Wiss
Mike Dorn Wiss
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
6 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Writer
about me

Author of "Shadow in the Bridge World" and "How NOT to Play Bridge - The Bridge Seminars of Professor Gaston Gitane-Gauloise"


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Yukkin' it up at the Hawaii Nationals with Jim McAvoy. Salad days sectionals in Waskesiu, Saskatchewan with Earl (Hog) Knipfel, Ken Robertson, Pat Boyle; Dr. Bill (Luke) Lucas. 7 Fucking Hearts Doubled hand vs. Fred Gitelman.
Bridge Accomplishments
Once managed to count to 13...
Favorite Tournaments
Penticton, Palm Springs (Rancho Mirage), Seaside, Hawaii, Bangkok
Favorite Conventions
"Flowers" (Fit Jumps), Hello
BBO Username
M_DornWiss; Wisskers. (Formerly O_Bones)
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Avon Wilsmore's lead problem: AJ6 AT2 KT96 987
With the 's stopped on my left (KJ?) it is likely partner's are relatively weak. He is therefore going to be holding some minor suit values. I am not about to pickle his holding with a pedestrian 9 lead and therefore choose a Rusinow 9 (the T ...
EOC case in Orlando - view from the peanut gallery
All my bridge viewpoint has to do with is the zero or ten VP rule, and how I feel about it. In life my "civil disobedience", or viewpoint as it were, has to do with weed, and not VP's. I have been contentedly protesting THAT sucker for over fifty-four ...
EOC case in Orlando - view from the peanut gallery
Peg - Without getting into the old saw that "rules are meant to be broken" I am aware that rules both good and bad, both right and wrong, were written by Man, and are therefore - fortunately rarely - fallible. I happen to disagree with any bridge establishment (NBO) rule that would award ...
EOC case in Orlando - view from the peanut gallery
John - You expect correctly in your first example. If the two teams behind me stub their dinks by both getting zero VP's because they sat in the same direction that is their mistake and they should indeed pay for it. If they were both awarded 10 VP's to ...
EOC case in Orlando - view from the peanut gallery
Let me get this straight: Your team finishes a Swiss leading the field (and my team) by 9 VP's; my team and the one we are playing in the last match screw up and sit in same direction and thereby have no results of comparison. Now you think we ...
EOC case in Orlando - view from the peanut gallery
Wee Willie was right; to paraphrase him, this appears to be a great deal of ado about not too much at all.
Declarer play instantly at T1--"ive got no problem im thinking about the whole hand"
Drew - I concur in your wish that a significant trick one pause should be protocol. However, you have hit one of my personal pet peeves (e.g. - "So-and-so gave 110%"). This is like saying "Infinity plus one". 100% is ALL.
The Profits of Doom
Some months ago I personally cast my vote to the ACBL with my feet. I contacted the ACBL to inform them I was no longer interested in receiving next to nothing for more than something. Naturally the left ear does not listen to what the right ear hears, and the ...
Rebidding a Diamond Suit
Unless playing weak NT's (and even then!) I would choose not to open that piece of pancake garbage in the first place - flat and quacky, lousy spots, and lacking two defensive tricks. I concur with the Kaplan-Rubens evaluation of the holding's worth being equivalent to a mere 9 ...
Phil Rizzuto (1951 - 2016)
Scooter was a rarity indeed. Like Bugsy, the Attack Rabbit (Barry Harper) he was kind, humourous, and generous with his time toward learning players. His company both during and after the games was always salted with laughter and great vibes.

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