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Paul Elstein
Paul Elstein
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Member Since
March 28, 2013
Last Seen
June 12
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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GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
"You are paying unreasonably low card fees, which translates directly to unreasonably low director fees, so yes, your right to complain is suspended." At what price does the right to complain be permitted?
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
As of now, there are 451 comments on this and 438 on George Jacobs' post. Which will come in first and will there be more than 1,000 comments combined?
Life Master Requirements: Codification Appendix 1-C
I had a different situation,having gotten a few points 25 years ago, and left ACBL until 2012. I was told that I wasn't grandfathered into the 300 points (didn't care at that time) but 2 or 3 years later I got an email from ACBL saying that ...
Lessons and Power Point
I was using handouts made in powerpoint but not using the projector. After a few classes, I decided to save some trees by using a Word document as my handout
2 diamond bid weak
We had a somewhat similar situation last week. Opponent opened 2 diamonds, alerted as Flannery. I passed and opener's partner did as well as did mine. Opener's partner had 6 diamonds, 3 spades, 3 clubs and 1 heart. Their bid went down 4 tricks because we got them ...
Jeopardy Star - James Holzhauer - Plays Duplicate Bridge
“The sneaky tactic of taking a trick with a lower card when an opponent holds a higher one is known by this ‘delicate ‘term” 3/26/17 Jeopardy Calendar
What's going wrong with Gatlinburg ??
"Gatlinburg, the worlds best regional." Is the world's or even the United States' best regional or just the largest?
Crunch Time
I think there are sound political reasons for not going to Turkey.
What's going wrong with Gatlinburg ??
"The singular of data is anecdote." But the plural of anecdote is not data.
What's going wrong with Gatlinburg ??
And the engineer says that the glass is twice the size as it needs to be.

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