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Mike Lipkin
Mike Lipkin
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Feb. 11, 2013
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about me

currently playing pro after retiring from trading....author of several bridge world articles and one book: "Invitation to Annihilation". no national championships but 100+ regional firsts or seconds.  Photo is from a trip to the fabulous Iceland (BTW: "Icemachine" runs a great club in Reykjavik). Resist the treasonous Orange Abomination. Stand with Vindman.

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
mike radin; david gurvich; alex perlin
Favorite Tournaments
saratoga; montreal
BBO Username
mike00
ACBL Ranking
None
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Interference vs. MAFIA
My other was agreeing with this thread.
On Bridge Journalism
Robb's point is well-taken. Suppose that Hofmeister is remunerated and keeps his materials confidential and proprietary. The tiddly-Winks League tosses Smith and Jones out and they take the league to the CAS. "Our Black Box says they're guilty" says the League. "Not admissible", says the CAS. Case dismissed.
On Bridge Journalism
remove Rona from all bridge responsibility
On Bridge Journalism
I just read the Reese piece above; it is certainly of historical interest. It is a diatribe against conventions with suggestions to bar basically everything- e.g. transfers, relays, multi, etc. etc. not grandfathered in or natural. Of more interest was the article by Gordon describing bridge in a POW ...
On Bridge Journalism
Perhaps Reese was left off consideration for (obvious) reasons? BTW, for myself, I agree that "New Science" is the most important work of bridge journalism.
Double after game force has been set
Fewer values...
Double after game force has been set
All these doubles for me deny four-card support and show a flexible hand.
Ellis Feigenbaum's Post
This might help the discussion (The post Jeff references): http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/at-what-point-do-i-as-costa-mesa-bridge-club-as-well-as-on-a-personal-level-say-enough-is-enough/
Another reference to bridge
IMO the best version of this, and perhaps any song in the Great American Songbook canon is by Fred Astaire. I have listened to him render songs for hours w/o tiring.
Avon Wilsmore's lead problem: T4 76 QJ9654 J64
no worries... i voted Q... but will still speculate!
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