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Mike Lipkin
Mike Lipkin
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Member Since
Feb. 11, 2013
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about me

currently playing pro after retiring from 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. Stand with Floyd. Facts over Fox. Say NO to criminal incompetence.

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Regular Bridge Partners
mike radin; david gurvich; alex perlin
Favorite Tournaments
saratoga; montreal
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How to Handle Suspicions of Cheating in an Online Club Game
I find it hard to believe this pair is "cheating" in the normal sense BECAUSE the bidding is so bad, no subtlety. If they collude as a rule or the overbidder is kibbitzing his partner's hand, then the statistical route via Nic Hammond seems the appropriate remedy. Most virtual ...
District 7 has decided that the Columbia Regional and the Atlanta Regional are still a go.
I will not bash the Dist 7 board, per se; but I will bash the state of NC and others. The "reopening" was not according to scientific consensus nor the CDC guidelines, but political considerations. Specifically NC was not "looking good" as they did not have 14 days of consecutive ...
I play that some "GF" auctions can end in 4m. BUT NOT THIS ONE. The only auctions that end in 4m are game tries that identify 3NT as unplayable. But W chose 3NT. So the 4C slam try was forcing to 4NT. ATB: E 100%.
Avon Wilsmore's bidding problem: AQ863 J2 42 A874
Playing Rubens advances, I might actually bid 2. (Here I chose 2 as "equivalent".)
To BBO: Please eliminate UI from insta-actions
An excellent idea. In particular, now all my clients will appear to be caught up to normal tempo!
Can cheating be stopped in online bridge?
There are always hesitations and UI in face-to-face bridge at the clubs. Many of us have played against the people that I believe you are referring to Ian, often for many years. Rarely does calling the director make you feel satisfied, even with a favorable ruling, because there is a ...
Can cheating be stopped in online bridge?
Not off topic, but off game, surely some friendly SCRABBLE games allow dictionary look-ups.
This may be the way we get back to F2F bridge
Thank you Matt for the link.
This may be the way we get back to F2F bridge
The subscription is free and open to all, but I summarized what I thought were most important points. I strongly recommend the vumedi series which has had a number of excellent physician and scientist presented short videos on all aspects Covid-19. The UVC approach may well get adopted in NYC ...
Anti cheating committee
Hi Nic. Can you clarify a comment of yours: "the number of pairs with 500+ boards played that defend better than Fantoni/Nunes is almost in triple digits"- How is "defend better" defined? "Nearer" to double-dummy?; better than the average defender? Total number of extra undertricks across all the hands ...

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