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Ralph Katz
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Member Since
April 17, 2011
Last Seen
July 19
Member Type
Bridge Pro
Country
United States of America

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Regular Bridge Partners
Nick Nickell
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
In the Well: Jeff Meckstroth
Hi Jeff, Congrats on ALL your successes and being elected to the Hall of Fame. It's been an honor to be teammates for the past eight years, in addition to your spectacular play, you have been a great teammate and friend.
Score keeping should be disallowed in the semi finals/finals of all major national matchpoint type events
How about everyone received a printout of their prior scores during the last round.
Double Dummy Exercise
Club to the ace. Spade to the jack, then ace of spades. jack of clubs. West needs to continue clubs so you ruff the third round. Play ace king of hearts and a heart. When they cash their last club, pitch a diamond and then west is down to all ...
PLAYOFF in Mixed USBC
I have several items I would like to post about: 1. I am going to start with the sharp criticism of a well respected Committee. I would encourage any committee attackers to volunteer their time serving on committees before they spend the energy tearing apart others. That said, no one ...
USBF semifinals
Michael, I agree with the don't huddle and sign off, but I also believe that very sound bridge logic should support being able to bid when there is UI. You might not agree with the bridge logic behind 6D, but that is not relevant in the big picture, just ...
USBF semifinals
If Bates had bid 5D in tempo, would Garner not be allowed to bid slam? A quick response would be close to 100% that Bates knew what 4NT was or had the same bid no matter what it showed. A slow response just confirms he had to think. My point ...
Brogeland Wins Lazard Sportsmanship Award
Even without Boye's heroics, this would have still been a great choice.
Something very stragne going on with The Common Game
I agree.
Something very stragne going on with The Common Game
According to the Wikipedia, I think the chart is directly from the Bridge Encyclopedia, the odds of a 7-6 hands are .000056% which is 17,857 to 1. Divide that by 4, since these odds are for any one hand. Any deal is 4464 to 1 to have a 7-6 ...
Percentage play in Bermuda Bowl (Quarter finals round 4, board 25)
That is what I believe David said but he did whisper it and did not write. It did go10 to the king, it was pretty clear what the layout was so it made no difference what I thought he said.
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