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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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The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
What was the reason that permission was denied for you to give your talk at the Gold Coast Congress? Free advertising for your book?
What are your pet peeves?
I teach my Advanced Beginner's classes to generally lead your partner's bid suit in NT. First, because they often have strength in it, and second so they won't get angry at you when you don't lead it.
What are your pet peeves?
"I would have said "no, it's yours, from dummy" I would have said: "No it's yours, dummy."
How to deal with a problem at the local club
Amir--Had you played against her before. If so, a)were there problems that she had either with you, your partner or others?; and b) did she seem to have a sense of humor in the past?
The ACBL: a Byword for Incompetence?
I was playing upstairs and got the free lunch fairly early. After finishing eating, another player and I took a walk around the outside of the hotel. When we got back the food line was still quite long. I was quite impressed that so many people got fed, before the ...
HAL, Watson, Deep Blue and ?
If you get a Player Memo
“At certain points in time having the entire BoD taken out and shot seems like a better and better idea”. Particularly in this environment, an exhortation of violence against board members is improper. They overreacted to your comment, but I don't think that your comment was appropriate.
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
A college teacher of mine 50+ years ago said: "To copy off one source is plagiarism. To copy of 4 sources is a term paper!"
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
"And I would like to keep Mark Horton in our environment so that the new digital bridge magazine does not die in its infant year. There must be a possibility to close the circle, make agreements give and accept excuses and create new rules which enables us to forgive, forget ...
Long Ago and Far Away
But does "would" mean "wouldn't?"

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