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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.  Recently began 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.

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Bridge Accomplishments
Coming in first in our section, the first day that my partner and I played in a Regional Tournament
Favorite Conventions
DONT
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Do you spend too much time playing bridge?
If we were not playing bridge some of us would be working, sleeping, reading, texting, eating, exercising, drinking, bothering others, gambling, volunteering etc.,etc. At least a couple of these are worse than playing bridge
BBO Vugraph - Where are the women?
"Regarding the comments on the number of kibitzers - would all of them just sign off if there was one open semi instead of two? How many additional would be on to watch the women's final? The snobby elitist attitudes expressed on this thread astound me. (This is not directed ...
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
I think the fact that bidding boxes somewhat reduce the noise level makes them worth using for people of all ages. And I admit that I was intimidated by them when I first came upon them
dump bidding boxes - all in favour ?
Why don't you just say it costs too much? It's a valid argument, unlike the others.
Coughing Doctors
I wish today was April 1 so we would think it was a slightly funny joke.
Nice article about chess cheater
And Goodgold sounds like Bloodgood's enemy
Referring to newbies as "Novices"
I voted for "it might be worth exploring." (although I don't think it's necessary). If there is or is not a problem, how can anyone on this Board know it, since none of us appears to be a novice. Just like I wrote on my post about our ...
Followup to the Well
Hi Jeff, Thank you for spending so much time here. Have you ever suspected cheating at the bridge table, and what did you do about it?
Liu - Zhao Win IMP Pairs
I went to graduate school at UMD. So not everyone who went there is a top player.
Top 25 Tips for better match point results
Actually is first name was Ed (like both of yours) but even his wife referred to him by his last name
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