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Paul Elstein
Paul Elstein
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Member Since
March 28, 2013
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7 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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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
North Americans Win Cavendish Teams
And North America is more than just Canada and the United States. For some reason, since "Central America" is not a continent, it's part of North America, rather than the other America, South America. (Would have been a lot easier ignoring Amerigo Vespucci, and naming the Hemisphere something else)
Why do these guys cheat?
There was a character in a '50s cartoon who was described as "cheated at poker, Old Maid and even Solitaire"
Is THIS a record?
One of my favorite baseball trivia questions involves the great pitcher Warren Spahn. In his first season, he won no games, lost no games, yet pitched a complete game. How was this possible? It was NOT a tie game. Answer is a few lines below. The game ended in a ...
Fantoni Nunes and the German Doctors...
My father used to say "Tell an Englishman a joke and he'll laugh about it in his old age." And he was a strong Anglophile
Understanding the Logic and Merit of Strong Pass!
"You say new/young players who are restricted in what they bid will quit the game. What percent of players do you estimate that is? I think it is a miniscule percentage of players and even if none of them dropped out of bridge because they feel insulted by bidding ...
Understanding the Logic and Merit of Strong Pass!
"How is this for an uninspiring fact. When I first learned to play bridge in 1962 or thereabouts, I was the youngest player in the game. In 2017 in a club where I direct, I am the youngest person in the room. Just how many years has our game got ...
Sportsmanlike dumping???
While my memory is a little foggy, there was a situation in baseball where dumping would not have been scorned. In 1981, because of a players' strike the season was suspended for some weeks. When it was going to resume, the Commissioner announced a split season. The team in first ...
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
Not trying to defend Mr. Hartman (he sounds a little pretentious to insist on being called Robert) but this poem was cited by John F. Kennedy during the Cuban Missile Crisis Bullfight critics, ranked in rows Crowd the enormous plaza full. But only one is there who knows, And he ...
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