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Mike Dorn Wiss
Mike Dorn Wiss
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
March 26
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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David Silver
I'll miss David. I was hoping to see him at the upcoming Summer Nats in Tee Oh. We were longtime friends and now and then partners, and although David has been much more prolific in his bridge writing than I, we both found humour to be our greatest source ...
Michael Seamon (1960-2017)
Although I offer condolences to all Michael's family I must offer most heartfelt and special condolences to Janice, who has twice lost beautiful men and human beings and outstanding bridge players, and twice seen them taken, way too young.
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
Michael Rosenberg Wolfe: "everything in Marc's and my comments are verifiable via the record; there is no counterstatement of the facts from anyone" If the hand that Tom Townsend posted is correct - KJ94 ♥J932 ♦975 ♣A3 - that is 9HCP, not 10. Isn't that a counter-statement to your sentence ...
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: Jx Qx AKQx 9xxxx
Why did I endplay myself in the latter auction with my silly early snap on a lousy suit when I had an easy 2 chirp with excellent tolerance? Now I am forced to pass since poor partner has no idea of either my values or their location ...
Peg Kaplan's bidding problem: A4 5 KQT85 AKJT7
I think this is the best of the many comments so far posted. It is most likely responder's 3 cue is a moose hand with a fit, and even if it is a NT probe this hand in no way resembles anything that should bid it with ...
Phil Clayton's bidding problem: 3 KT983 62 AQJ62
It is clear we're going to at least 5; the real problem is what happens when they bid 5. I prefer to get partner involved when he has any second round control, and I therefore choose a Binsky Flower - a 5 level Fit Jump. I have ...
Anant Rathi's bidding problem: QJ2 QJ2 QJ32 QJ2
This is not an opener in any seat under any conditions including with a gun to one's head.
BBO format
FWIW, I too originally preferred the Windows version, but during a personal visit to Fred and Sheri's home he showed me how and why the Web version is markedly superior. Granted there is a learning curve (albeit small) but the end result is I would never go back to ...
Run or stay or ...?
As I play in-doubt redoubles of 3NT the same as Kit I ditto his comment about your suggestion; a fine treatment.
Run or stay or ...?
I concur, but there's only 11 fast if defender fails to cash his three winners. So after I redouble partner smiles and passes. Both partners must have a doubt for the partnership to run.

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