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Mike Dorn Wiss
Mike Dorn Wiss
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
9 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 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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Omar Sharif
I never met Omar, but he was a good friend of George Mittelman, my good friend and former roomie. Georgie mentioned to me that Omar - recovering in hospital from bypass surgery - was reading my book "Shadow in the Bridge World", and was laughing so hard that his doctor confiscated the ...
Coffee House Blues
Ken - This is a CLUB situation, not expert, and the declarer in question (advanced but not expert) is INTENTIONALLY varying his tempo with an agenda of deceiving weak players. In my opinion this is as egregious as psyching against two LOF's (little old folks). IT AIN'T FAIR!
Coffee House Blues
Ken - Perhaps you have misunderstood this situation. The declarer in question has done his thinking BEFORE playing to trick one from dummy. In the case where he has a stiff in a side suit opposite the KJ he wins trick one in hand (or perhaps draws trumps ending in hand ...
Coffee House Blues
Phil, I cannot describe how much I hate you for making me laff so hard I need to shop for Depends...
Coffee House Blues
Phil - Does "anything goes" mean you think it is okay for a declarer holding the Q (or even the AQ) to first lead low toward dummy's KJ and when LHO follows low to then tank before playing and thereby "pretend- suggest" to RHO that LHO has the missing honour ...
Coffee House Blues
Barry - I personally find the intentional variance of tempo by declarer just as egregious as an intentional hitch by a coffeehousing defender with a no-prob holding (the Al Roth situation). In my opinion this player (I call him an "egg-spurt") was showing his naive student how to cheat a(n ...
Coffee House Blues
Kit - Re: Your example of declarer leading toward a KJ holding at trick two: A regular partner and I had finished our round in a club game and overheard a "club" pro discussing that situation after they had finished the last board of their round - a hand with that exact ...
Coffee House Blues
In a club game (many a moon ago) a friend of mine played two pups in hand opposite KJxxx in dum. He led low and LHO danced the Hitch Boogie before winning the ace. Put back in dum declarer needed to return to hand and cashing the K and next ...
Which Vanderbilt Quarterfinal Matches Do You Want to See on Vugraph?
It's all good, so I just like to watch my friends in action. I therefore vote to kib the Diamond & Amoils teams.
Gamesmanship in the Vanderbilt
Looks like Wee Willie Shakespeare is right once again: "Much ado about nothing..."

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