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Paul Elstein
Paul Elstein
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 28, 2013
Last Seen
19 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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What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
"American football at start of game you know you get 4 15 minute 1/4s and if tied 15 minutes overtime? no where does it say if tough close game we allot more time, game ties possible because allotted time ran out. Real football same 2 45 minute 1/2s ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
We've had more than one situation at my club, where my partner and I (admittedly fast if not good players),AND a second team were waiting for the table to be completed.
Most Pervasive "Bridge Club Myths" re Bidding?
When using Gerber over a bid that is not NT, doesn't that need to be alerted?
Implicit private understanding?
Ray--Thank you. I must have forgotten that discussion.
Implicit private understanding?
In a non-sanctioned game today, I opened 1 club and LHO bid 1NT with 16 points with one small club. Would this be legal in an ACBL game or must you have an honor in a 1NT overcall with a singleton? (Fortunately for them, they ended up in a suit ...
Quotes About Bridge (Or might have been)
"Double, double toil and trouble." How true!
Jeopardy Star - James Holzhauer - Plays Duplicate Bridge
Looks like you got your wish!
An unfortunate mistake
I never noticed it and wouldn't know what it meant. Now unfortunately, I will notice it and even more unfortunately know what it means.
Spam or Abuse of BW membership or Legit?
As did I
Another reason for why Bridge is viewed as an old people's game
"You're a middle-aged white caucasian male. "Privileged" is redundant. Or so I'm told" I think that "Caucasian" is redundant too.

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