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Mike Dorn Wiss
Mike Dorn Wiss
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
July 27
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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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.
Well stroked. I confess I would have pushed the board since although I am a firm believer in competing I am just as firmly anti-overcompeting. My initial one-level overcall promised a hand with a range of 7 to 17 points, with the median being 12. I consider an 11-13 range ...
Trump Management
Kit - Without mentioning a hand where one plays in a 2-1 fit or similar due to someone passing a cuebid (hardly imaginative) please show us a hand where you lost 7! An intentional mini-Moysian is acceptable.:)
Trump Management
I really don't see the point of "arguing" the efficacy of the choices of how to bid or play the hand. Of course one could or should upgrade the strong suit and choose to make a 2/1; of course one could or should downgrade the lousy ...
Trump Management
You're missed in Victoria, Punky:)
Echelon Play in 3NT?
Paul was also a close friend of mine. We played together numerous times in Pattaya, Thailand, and during the last two years of his life - despite FIVE separate amputations on his legs and assorted other desperate health issues - he always played well. I was the last person to visit him ...
Unusual conundrum for the Appeals Committee
Of course (since you are a fair person) had you been hit for a toll free digit you would have accepted the result with equanimity and would not have attempted to gain redress because the organizers placed a faulty marked board into play, thereby causing you to take action you ...
The Squirrel Trick
Since this occurred at trick two it was likely there were still some trumps out (approximately thirteen of them according to my calculation). That being noted, defensive falsecards of any type are not in the arsenal of either student. I am pleased when as declarer they sometimes remember to win ...

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