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Paul Elstein
Paul Elstein
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Member Since
March 28, 2013
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12 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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BW 2/1: Final Conclusions
"Rather ironic to use this particular American-football metaphor to describe this type of action, because in that pseudo-sport "punting" amounts to a willing (presumed) transference of control to the adversary." Psuedo-sport??
Open Philadelphia Discussion Thread
My friends had to play in a facility a couple of blocks awaywhere players with fewer than 750 points were playing. Evidently, the hotel only had playing rooms for those with more than 750. I was not there and it may have only been for the weekend, but if ACBL ...
Philly flight cancelled
I live 15 minutes from BWI. Raining lightly now. They are predicting about one inch of snow starting around 9:00 tonight. Looking at Philadelphia, says about 3 inches on Wednesday. predicts about 4-6 inches.
Front cover of March Bulletin
Quite a family!!
Orders of Protection - American Pool Players Association - ACBL
John, I agree 100% with you and I imagine that there should be some way to embarass the APA publicly. However, I'm not sure whether the ACLU gets involved in non-governmental issues such as this, which while wrong, may not really be "discriminatory."
You Know You Are A Bridge Player When....
When you hear children singing "London Bridge is falling down," and you wonder how they know that the caliber of bridge in England's capital is getting worse.
Why youth players are aggressive bidders
Are there actual data showing that the top younger players bid more aggressively than top older players when they play against each other? For example, more slam bids, more sacrifice bids
Would you ever refuse to play a particular opponent?
"Nigel - Arab teams you mean Lebanon, and they do not avoid the match, they forfeit it." Yu--Other countries, such as Iran, forbid their athletes from competing against Israeli athletes. Not sure whether it's happened in bridge other than with Lebanon. (Until yesterday, Lebanon wouldn't allow showing of the ...
Would you ever refuse to play a particular opponent?
"I never did see a gun pulled in a club, to be honest. I did play against a club owner at a tournament who took one look at my convention card and said "don't you ever play at my club if you are gonna play like that." And I ...
CAS Decision on Fantoni and Nunes
"If unsuccessful we need to withdraw from the IOC." I suggest withdrawing from the IOC, even if successful.The IOC has allowed worse things than this bridge (non)decision

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