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Richard Franklin
Richard Franklin
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Basic Information

Member Since
Sept. 1, 2015
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
My regular partners are my best friend and my first cousin and I have been playing with both of them for more than 30 years. No murder/suicide (to date). :) Of lesser note, 2nd in the 2018 Red Ribbon Pairs.
Regular Bridge Partners
David Venetianer, Peter Stein
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Summer Nationals
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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"The worst play I have ever seen"
@Kit <> A fourth round of clubs....
Chris Owen RIP
Heartbreaking. I hope the joyful memories of his life and your time together sustain you and your wife in this time of grief.
Best bridge advice ever:
Put 100% of your focus on the current hand - it is the only hand whose result you can affect. No matter how hard you think about the previous hand, you won't improve your result.
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
@Gordon First of all, I'm a man, so my DNA does not allow me to multi-task. No matter how mightily I try, there's no way I can have a relaxing beach vacation while at the same time trying to play top level bridge. It's the same reason ...
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Why would we choose a site, that except for the handful of people who live on Oahu, is convenient for nobody? Even people on the West coast have a long flight. If the answer is because it's a beautiful tropical location, well I get that, but why would I ...
Lightening Strikes Twice
Is my slip showing?
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
You could ask the same question about the priests of the Catholic Church, many of which were not investigated until decades later. The answer is that it is much harder for people on the outside of an institution to try to force and pursue an investigation, than it is for ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
You'd think you could safely use initials in a thread discussing the handful of all-time great bridge theorists. Against all odds though, with "EK", you definitely can't. :)
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Then act like it. Stop repeatedly requesting kudos for not cheating. It's incredibly easy for anyone here to cheat. All you have to do is listen to the post mortem which happens at the next table after every hand, or look at hands on the way to the bathroom ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
@Richard You forgot to mention stable.....
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