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Mike Dorn Wiss
Mike Dorn Wiss
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
May 16
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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One liners
Playing with a good friend (and good player) who was basically an old time rubber player I had somehow talked him into using upside down count and attitude signals. We were playing in a GNT club qualifier stuffed with over forty tables and had one disaster early where after the ...
Tales from the Past, Part 2: Double Bay
This is hilarious shit, Avon. Many similar entertaining tales have emerged from the walls of the Regal rubber club in Toronto back in my salad days. I personally cannot hear enough of their ilk, so thanks for these chucklers. Enjoy yourself in Wuhan. I'll see you sometime soon at ...
David Caplan (1964-2019) - Our Story
It was Mark who first told me David had died. I could not come to Toronto to sit shiva, so I did, and cried alone for him here in Victoria. Years back when I was visiting Toronto I was chatting with David and asked him what he "was into these ...
Home Team Wins GNT
Soooopoib! (Looks like a Toronto team to moi...)
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.

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