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Ralph Letizia
Ralph Letizia
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 26, 2010
Last Seen
May 18
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.  

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Randy Baron, Ellen Kozlove
Member of Bridge Club(s)
LBA - Unit117
Favorite Tournaments
NABC
Favorite Conventions
all of them
BBO Username
deftboy
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Are very light openings against the spirit of the game? Are they a form of Psych in 21st century clothing?
While I 100% agree with this, I'd also like use to be limited to higher level games with no masterpoint restriction.
ACBL BOD Minutes, Phila 2018...
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Magic the Gathering champ also plays bridge!
Hmmmm, selling oneself to rich old ladies? What exactly are we selling? Oh, and you left out synchronized swimming.
Magic the Gathering champ also plays bridge!
Excellent suggestion Yu, however, we should target games that have a more social environment. I actually left high-level chess to play bridge - it was not a happy place.
Magic the Gathering champ also plays bridge!
Now that warms my heart. I was an avid MTG player back in the day and oft times wondered if any of these guys played bridge. Never saw anyone I recognized though.
2018 Fall NABC
What's wrong with Des Moines? Very centralized and accessible to most people, and probably cheaper than Hawaii. I'd go there.
Curoiser and curioser...
Steve, thanks for sharing. It was quite enlightening. I guess I am old school but I play a pass shows any 0-4 (if 4, not an A). Double is 4-7 (if 4, must be an A). I don't try to get a perfect result when the opponents interfere over ...
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
Emily, I am really loving this. Thanks for the effort!
Claim ruling poll
Forever have, and always will hate that "level of player" business. This is a very basic and fundamental bridge problem, yet, quite a few will not realize the unblocking play or at least explicitly. But I totally agree that a thorough claim explanation must be given regardless of how rudimentary ...
Robb Gordon's bidding problem: Jx Q AKJxxx ATxx
I expect partner to bid with a weakish 5-5 or better, so by passing the decision to me, I believe they are willing to sit for a penalty double (assuming a double actually is penalty). This is an excellent matchpoint problem.
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