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Robert Ellison
Robert Ellison
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Member Since
Feb. 8, 2015
Last Seen
21 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Originally from New Mexico.  Graduate of University of Texas and have lived in the southwestern part of the United States most of my life.  Now living in exile in Wichita, Kansas.  My cat, "Sammie" was rescued from a shelter.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Recently played at the Circolo del Bridge di Firenze while on trip to Tuscany and had a wonderful time. Thank you Italy!
Bridge Accomplishments
Nil
Regular Bridge Partners
Gina Austin Fresh
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Unit 132 (Wichita)
Favorite Tournaments
Chicago NABC, Albuquerque
Favorite Conventions
Limit Raises all the time!
BBO Username
snoop1953
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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How the average 'grass-roots' club players feel about psychs
1 (1) 2 (2) P (4). In my original post I had forgotten my partner opened 1. Without 4-4 majors I didn't want to make a negative double. 1 would show 5-cards so I cue bid. Nobody in the field found the ...
How the average 'grass-roots' club players feel about psychs
Just tonight my club's own resident expert bid 2 over my 2 cue bid (A432 873 9 AKQ54). 1 (1) 2 (2) P (4). After a lead the dummy came down QJ9 KQJ5 KQ763 2. I won the club, played A ...
How the average 'grass-roots' club players feel about psychs
Yes, Richard, it was a great bid. My partner held K875 A92 A8 10863. Declarer 107 1064 J10542 J97. He was going to settle in 5X when we double 4. It just didn't work out this time. I didn't want to hit it holding A432 and ...
How the average 'grass-roots' club players feel about psychs
When an experienced player psyches against an inexperienced player my opinion of him drops, even though the psyche falls within the rules. The psyche is often accomplished with great glee and destroys the victim, who at his level of experience does not have the mental toughness to handle it.
Bad Habits of Intermediates
#’s 13 and 15 stand out.
Bad Habits of Intermediates
The great Frank Vine would call them “resulters!”
Are You My Mother?
Yes,John Deutschendorf (John Denver) from Fort Worth. His dad was a B-58 pilot...John evidently was not as good a pilot. I believe "Leavin' on a Jet Plane" was written while he was attending Texas Tech. Maybe John Denver's mother played Bridge ...?
Curious accusation in Philadelphia
I hold my hand under the table because the focal length on my glasses is such that i can not hold the cards closer without eye strain. People hold their cards above or below. If you normally hold them above and move them below he might have a beef, but ...
The Best Bridge Writer
Watson was the first book recommended to me and my choice. Next comes Mollo and Gardner, "Card Play Technique" and "Master Play" by Reese. I would have bought Rodwell's book but he ties his necktie too long...if a guy does not know the proper length for a necktie ...
Ten Seconds
Having the card “on the table” or “available?” At our club the card is usually placed face up in front of the owner where he/she can see it. I got into an ugly spat with our 10,000 masterpoint “expert” when I asked his partner to please stop referring ...
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