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Robert Ellison
Robert Ellison
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 8, 2015
Last Seen
April 14
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.

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
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
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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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 ...
ACBL focuses on college students
If you are planning to use BBO in the student union you should find out if the university blocks "game" sites.
I love Flannery (I'm serious)
Do the 1 and 1NT responses to 1 require an alert when playing Flannery?
Cheating in Low Places by Mel Colchamiro
I did just make a grilled-cheese sandwich. That might work...
Cheating in Low Places by Mel Colchamiro
I've been rereading this article and the idea occurs that maybe we need to add a UI card to the box. If a player believes UI might be present instead of saying anything he can put the UI card on the table. That act would definitely put the partner ...
May you bid after partner's hesitation
I would not say "partner has barred me," only that I don't feel that i have a bid once I have UI
Responsive Doubles
Discussing 1M (X) 2M (2NT) vs 1M (X) 2M (X) with my partner with some confusion. What would these auctions show?

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