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Paul Elstein
Paul Elstein
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Member Since
March 28, 2013
Last Seen
21 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Been playing for 55+ years, but am still at the intermediate level.  Have been teaching beginner bridge to seniors.  Strong believer in the 5Fs--fun, focus, forgive, forget, and if none of those work go into a private place to shout the 5th F.  Another f is for frustration; but we always come back to play in spite of it.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Coming in first in our section, the first day that my partner and I played in a Regional Tournament
Favorite Conventions
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Remembering My Dad
For Harvey Kueen. Besides being a great power hitter and having a strong, somewhat erratic arm, Colavito was popular with women fans. His trade hurt Cleveland financially as well as on the field
Don't shoot the messenger!
"1967 is 52 years from 2019." Also,52 years from 1915 when most U.S. women couldn't vote.
A Bridge Swifty
"I think you're overbidding partner," said Tom passively.
For Frank Stewart
A driver on a busy highway received a call from his wife on his cellphone. She said that she heard on the radio that a driver was going the wrong direction on her husband's highway and he should be careful. He replied, "It's not one driver, it's ...
For Frank Stewart
In Boston, "stop signs" are considered "yield signs", and "yield signs" mean don't stop.
The Evils of E-W and Sitouts
Any idea why (or if) stronger pairs want to play N/S? Or is it that the weaker pairs don't want to keep score?
ACBL Competition and Conventions Committee
"Not you might go around and so "What about all those geriatric ACBL members... Won't this drive them away from the game?" To which I say "Who cares. They're gonna be dead in five years anyway... Or, at the very least too old to continue playing." You realize ...
First three classes
"I pray my students come in already having had played either Spades or Pinochle." The very first thing that I teach my Beginners class is that "There are 52 cards in the deck. It is not pinochle nor canasta."
the out of town game
I mentioned to a friend today that something similar happened to me recently. By being a nice guy and not calling the director, I'm not only hurting our team, but also all of the pairs in the same direction as the wrong doer.
Make Bridge Fun Again
Peg, Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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