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Ralph Letizia
Ralph Letizia
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 26, 2010
Last Seen
Jan. 17
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I have been playing tournament bridge since 1975, and love the game.  I only play part-time but try to attend at least 3-4 regionals and 1 nationals a year.  

United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Randy Baron, Ellen Kozlove
Member of Bridge Club(s)
LBA - Unit117
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
all of them
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Episode 14: Meck
I am too hearing impaired to comprehend this. Is there a transcript available?
An exhortation. - Just open the %$^&^% bidding!!!
Michael, you didn't miss it - it is a basic assumption in our partnership, however, we believe that shape almost always trumps HCP and bid accordingly. We would probably open AQJxxx x Q109xx x with 1 spade in any vulnerability. Only time we might tone things down is at IMPs ...
An exhortation. - Just open the %$^&^% bidding!!!
My favorite partner (Randy Baron) and I have a saying that while we may never for sure know what partner has when they bid, we almost always know what they have when they don't bid.
An exhortation. - Just open the %$^&^% bidding!!!
Ahhh, to paraphase the movie quote, "Peter Fordham, you're my hero" (Cameron in Ferris Bueller)
Playing with Rueful
Wow, that's a great bid. I'll have to try that one sometime. We play NSNF so I could have just bid 3C. Wonder if I'd get the same result?
Birthday Wish
Happy Birthday Steve!
Stimulants Probably Do Not Improve Bridge Performance
David, I totally agree with the headache problem. I drink far too much coffee (a hazard of my line of work) and "reboot" every six weeks or so. The headache(s) for approximately 48 hours are not a minor inconvenience. I'll go cold turkey for a week and then ...
Which ACBL regional Nov 4-10?
Steve is right on target here and is not being biased in favor of District 11. I have been involved with this tournament since its conception days. The fact that it is at a casino is a very attractive option for our ACBL gambling contingent. The only downside in my ...
KASLE Wins Roth Swiss
Nice job Gaylor! Gives an old guy like me hope I may yet win another one.
Open letter to Robb Gordon
Now THAT looks like fun! Some interesting innovations there. Thanks for sharing.

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