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Mike Dorn Wiss
Mike Dorn Wiss
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
Dec. 8
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".


I teach online through BBO under "WOB" - Wisskers On Bridge.


So far as "live" play these days is concerned, I follow the line from Joni Mitchell's song "For Free": "I'll play if you have the money, or if you're a friend to me".


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...(2nd place in the Canadian Open Pairs means shit.)
Favorite Tournaments
Penticton, Palm Springs (Rancho Mirage), Seaside, Hawaii, Bangkok
Favorite Conventions
"Flowers" (Fit Jumps), Hello
BBO Username
Wisskers. M_DornWiss (Formerly O_Bones)
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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When sitting down to a table versus known cheaters it may be good to pre-alert them with a fire vs. fire statement: "Hello; we cheat versus cheaters." I now consider it an unfortunate necessity to add for the PC contingent unable to understand jocularity a small smiley: " :) "
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Thanks John. It is a personal "quip" I have used for decades in referencing those people whose educational background I find dubious in a given instance. Welcome to the club.
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Apparently, Ricardo, all the posts pointing out that comparisons were NOT being made somehow fleetingly passed your picayune ability to perceive; why am I unsurprised?
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
You WERE clear Henry, as the key connotation was the misusage of the argument itself, NOT the subject of which such an argument may be directed. This is exactly the same as my usage of the word heinous, which may be applied to many subjects. Neither of us was suggesting ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
I concur Chris. My choice to pluralize "ignoramus" as "ignorami" rather than the cumbersome "ignoramuses" resulted in dozens of pointless posts. Wee Willie Shakespeare was bang on: "Much ado about nothing."
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
1991 in fact. Amazon is as mistaken as you. And yes, your presumption that all the reviews referred to "Shadow in the Bridge World" is astute seeing as they are all listed after both the title and the image of the cover. Well done Sherlock.
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
This John Armstrong was the editor of the Ontario, Canada bridge magazine "The Kibitzer". Among his talents he was a gourmet cook. He held an annual invitational dinner and bridge evening at his home for sixteen of the strongest players in the province. It was an Individual event where everyone ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
1991 actually. Paul was the first to give me a review.
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Righto, Dave. It is a point that neither Burn nor the ignorami who clicked the "like" tab to his post were able to fathom.
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Gee Davy boyo, even if "ignorami" were not a word (and as a plural it is) then, as a writer, I am entitled to use it as what is called a neologism (look it up, boyo). Insofar as me "not being a writer" (to paraphrase you) I suggest you check ...

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