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Mike Dorn Wiss
Mike Dorn Wiss
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
May 1
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 Desert, Seaside, Hawaii, Bangkok
Favorite Conventions
"Flowers" (Fit Jumps), Hello,
BBO Username
M_DornWiss (formerly O_Bones)
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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ACBL Board of Directors Stands Up for Basic Human Rights
I must have missed your mention, Dave. I actually scrolled (quickly speedreading) through the entire list of comments to see if anyone else had mentioned that before I posted it. Oops.
ACBL Board of Directors Stands Up for Basic Human Rights
I must commend the ACBL for writing the letter condemning the action of signing House Bill 1523 (taken on April 5 by Governor Bryant). My question is why did the ACBL wait until the last minute on April 4 to do so?
Egregious Ruling
Rather than voting with your feet why not just name names?
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: A9 AK3 J632 K752
Partner had a reason for not opening 2, and in my partnerships that is likely because a) the suit quality sux or b) there are too many outside controls. In this case partner may (and is not unlikely to) hold the K and the A. If he has Qxxxxx ...
Egregious Ruling
Not reporting this director means that you are giving her laissez-faire to abuse other players in a like manner - egregiously, unfairly, and irresponsibly. You owe it to others to take a stand and to follow protocol to have her incompetence removed. A victimized partner in an abusive relationship of any ...
An Amusing Bridge Tale
Only if I were tripping, Porkman, and I would not be playing bridge if so.:) You might consider the fact that the other three players at the table were unaware of the colour switch as well.
An Amusing Bridge Tale
Hardly; there was no need to pass it to myself.
An Amusing Bridge Tale
Actually my mind is most often in the 22nd, as I am completing an SF novel. It has never been in the 19th. I'm old, but not that old.
An Amusing Bridge Tale
For games with friends and fun I toke often; when playing professionally I never do.
An Amusing Bridge Tale
Nah, we were playing the blue ones, easily mistaken for the green. Perhaps another ten or fifteen minutes in the parking lot would have helped; then I would have been paying less attention to the cards.

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