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Mike Whitman
Mike Whitman
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 13, 2011
Last Seen
March 19
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired from anything serious these days. Miss it.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Knowing Grant Baze
Bridge Accomplishments
Good year in 1998. 1st Open BAM and 2nd Spingold
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Is this announcement required for forcing Stayman?
Steve: if you are playing 2-way, which is what started this thread, you should alert 2 clubs. Reason: it is strictly limited,and says, "either this is garbage Stayman, or the beginning of an invitational (to game only) sequence, or some balanced 10-14 count with a 4-card major where you ...
Is this announcement required for forcing Stayman?
Playing 2-way you should alert 2clubs also because it limits your hand, and the opponents are entitled to know this.
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
Gonzalo, whether you meant to or not you just named Pepsi. Please clarify.
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
Well how about this for a solution--no more permanent partnerships. This would do away with the 1000 page systems that, fascinating though they are, aren't helping the game much. Might do away with client tells. Might simplify things and bring back the public. Might spread the money around, and ...
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
Good for you, Michael. I feel the same way and am disgusted by this whole thing. 20 years ago when Polish pairs were winning everything in Europe, it was widely believed over here that all of them, and I mean all, were cheating. When Grant told me in 1997 that ...
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
Please someone correct me if I am wrong, but here is what appears to have happened: -BZ yanked from the Polish team; no reason given, no accusation made, and no evidence presented. -Poland wins, but "should be disqualified because they got there with cheaters on the team." Again, no evidence ...
What is the bridge system that has most impressed you?
Two obsolete systems, which should be obsolete: Lea Club and Marmic. Another, which is but should not be obsolete, EHAA, was great fun.
The History of Restricted Choice
Sorry, Jim, your curtain was empty. Bill, come on down!
The History of Restricted Choice
This entire thread is a waste of time. The Rule of Restricted Choice was abolished in the 1970's.
How should Canadian titles be evaluated?
Not following anyone yet

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