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Mike Lipkin
Mike Lipkin
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 11, 2013
Last Seen
Nov. 20
Member Type
Bridge Player
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 Orange Abomination.

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
mike radin; david gurvich; alex perlin
Favorite Tournaments
saratoga; montreal
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
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Hool - A Prelude to Bridge
I agree with Bayone but did not click "like" because he confused MIT with U of C. Apologies to all my super students in the James Franck Institute 79-83!
Your preferred defenses vs. 1NT
it's also a good convention to "train" on
Chris Owen RIP
My deepest condolences. To lose a child is the worst thing that can happen to anyone.
French carding agreements
my concern isn't with merits of the question: "having none?", it is your assertion: "Where players are reluctant to give or use UI, count is more popular." Deliberate or not you have made a not-so-veiled accusation.
French carding agreements
I may read you incorrectly, but it seems this is a hostile comment implying attitude firsters depend on UI! Please correct my first impression.
Thank goodness for one thing the Americans do right!
Alvin, you are a valuable resource being both in ACBL and WBF governance. I, for one, appreciate your willingness to interact with this audience. Can you provide us with more specificity? The readership is mighty p**sed at the WBF (and other) leadership just now.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Hi Avon. On 115, the link given shows 1 - 3 -4. Were you intending a different board or does the bidding appear differently in another source?
Demand for Teachers/Directors in Charlotte, NC
Thanks Julie! Please also post in "Clubs and Teachers"
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Board 150, Nic?

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