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Ralph Letizia
Ralph Letizia
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 26, 2010
Last Seen
March 30
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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Should the ACBL consider canceling the Columbus NABC in view of the outbreak of corona virus?
In a different poll, 67% of the players responded, "I planned to play a while ago and have not changed my plans". That tells me sick or not, they are coming to play... So, I am holding on to my decision as long as possible to see what transpires. And ...
Who shares responsibility for a bad result?
That is probably another discussion chain but let's take this problem for example. I believe that 3N is a reasonable gamble and a nice MP spot as it does not require finding the heart Q, and without a club lead, should gain a few MPs on the average. And ...
Who shares responsibility for a bad result?
This is an ugly hand with no clear cut answer; one of the rare triumphs for preempts. Since there are many possible options, both successful and failure and especially given that both partner and LHO are UPH. If you offed me average or slightly below, I'd take it in ...
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 ...
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