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Mike Dorn Wiss
Mike Dorn Wiss
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
8 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 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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Fit Bids Give Me Fits, Part I
An understandable point, Timo. I find 3(+) card support for a major and 4(+) card support for a minor is sufficient as a minimum. Frequently opener has a 6 card major or a 5 card minor and can bid on accordingly as when there is a double fit the disparity ...
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: J932 6 KQT98 J92
I play "Flowers" (fit jumps) in competition and by passed hands. A Flower requires: 1) A good suit with trick taking value opposite any single fitting honour in partner's hand so that there is a maximum of one loser when partner holds that honour. This suit qualifies. 2) At ...
Measures against electronic cheating
We were quite stoned, but he was so off-key it didn't help...
Measures against electronic cheating
I was in the Triangle Bar on West Bank in Minneapolis the night they asked Bobby Zimmerman not to return for a second set as his first was so shitty. He's come a long way....:)
Fit Bids Give Me Fits, Part I
I play your example as lead-directing with a fit, not necessarily showing a suit within the definition of the partnerships' minimum requirements for a Flower suit (your "cusp" suit or better). One may wish partner to get off to a lead against a contract for a shift ...
Fit Bids Give Me Fits, Part I
That is not in competition, and is not by a passed hand, so I disagree with your disagreement as your definition is not definitive.
Fit Bids Give Me Fits, Part I
John - I'm unsure what will follow, although I'm sure it will be both meaningful and succinct. Nevertheless I am willing to put out my opinion before reading in full what you may yet say in parts 2 & 3. I personally like Fit-Jumps a great deal (we call them ...
Measures against electronic cheating
I concur with your points, Michael, and I certainly enjoy many of the same things as you presented in different (and usually entertaining in some fashion) ways. The key difference is the difference itself, as my point is only for live events for that is the way I prefer the ...
Measures against electronic cheating
When it comes to sporting events I personally abhor watching delayed or taped presentations when the final results are already known; in fact, I totally avoid them. Should such a position need in the future to be implemented in bridge vugraph presentations - most especially because successful anti-cheating methods are not ...
How would you rule?
Weak jump shift's are not a convention, obviously, but rather a treatment. I, however, find the theoretical efficacy of stating to the opponents three singularly negative aspects of one's hand to be bizarre. (Gee everybody - One, my hand value sucks; two, we're on a misfit; three, we ...

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