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Mike Dorn Wiss
Mike Dorn Wiss
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
6 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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Bridge Quips
In that situation one of my partners and I simply say: "Do it."
Bridge Quips
Back in my salad days long before seasoning everyone at the Saskatoon club who was lucky got to have a game with the most venerable lady of the time - the inimitable Mary Doupe. Early in the session (happily, as it prepared me for all the later adventures of the afternoon ...
Bridge Quips
In Canada both are acceptable. (It's part of the culture.)
An "offbeat incident"
A significant percentage of these posters could use a Grammar Mug:
Mike Dorn Wiss's bidding problem: Q62 KT3 K732 J85
The breakdown of percentage of the answers to this problem are very close to what I expected. For the edification of those interested, LHO was multi-National champ Allan Graves who psyched 1NT holding: AT84875T964T3. I held the overcaller's hand: K9A62AQAKQ974. I saw little ...
Mike Dorn Wiss's bidding problem: Q62 KT3 K732 J85
If partner has that 19, Dave, and you have that 9, I agree the total of 28 indeed leaves opener not a "real strong" NT, or a (semi) psychic, or perhaps even a weak NT and an "I forgot".
Mike Dorn Wiss's bidding problem: Q62 KT3 K732 J85
With the minors partner could have chosen 2NT or even 4NT as "Unusual". 3NT is reserved for games.
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?

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