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Ronnie Burman
Ronnie Burman
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 5, 2018
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Believer in Paul Marston's ideologies. My hobby is playing against HUMs (high five to all HUM players). Love to play various systems after reading full system notes.

Favorite Quote from Paul Marston from his Moscito 2005 write-up

"If you don’t want to play bridge like this, you don’t belong in open competition. One day a leader with vision and courage will come along and he or she will tear down all this senseless red tape. No more mid chart, no more brown sticker, no more green systems, no more HUM systems, etc – just bridge. Thegame will flourish and we will remember these red tape days in much the same way that we remember Communism. Maybe that’s a bit tongue in cheek but I long for the time when we can try to solve the bridge puzzle with only the laws of the game to concern us. Sadly, I am not holding my breath. Right now there is little resistance to the WBF/ ACBL line. This is because most players are happy to choose their methods from the official list. The mood will only change when a high profile body of players decides to strive for something better."



Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Playing with and against Shibnath Dey Sarkar (my bridge idol and mentor). Playing English version of Polish club while Katarzyna plays the Polish version, which turned out to be different
Regular Bridge Partners
Norman Pestaina, Shibnath Dey Sarkar, Katarzyna Pasternak
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Friendship Club, Coral Gables, FL; Fort Lauderdale Bridge Club, FL.
Favorite Tournaments
South Eastern Regionals USA; Sarasota Manitee Regional - opps came to the table only to ask me at the end how I was eligible to play in that bracket
Favorite Conventions
Reverse Flannery, Mini-maxi splinter, epsilon
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
Ronnie + Norman
2/1GF, Rare Psychics, Jump responses artificial
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Is this a way to run an organization?
There are a ton of bridge players who would be very happy to compete in the top-most category, but cannot do so because of the ACBL regulations for low MP holders. I (as a junior player) tried to play in Life Master Pairs in the July Nationals in 2018, with ...
Is this a way to run an organization?
In ACBL, according to my understanding, experience only means winning a big event, which I don't have. But again, is a LM supposed to have a big event win in ACBL land? Also, I never had affiliation to other bridge organizations, even though I played in one of those ...
Is this a way to run an organization?
Sorry may not have been the right thread to post my above comment then. However that just means if we take the Las Vegas NABC into consideration, the only NABC+ event that I (with 400 MP) can play with my regular partner(with 5400 ACBL) will be the Wernher Open ...
Is this a way to run an organization?
Right now, we are limiting ourselves to play in Pairs only, as we don't want to deal with the dynamics of having another pair.
Director err!
Indeed, but if we had bid 4H directly (without a ruling), it would indicate a weak hand and NEVER a strong hand
Director err!
Is there a way to move this thread to a different forum, since I don't think intermediate forum is the appropriate place for this post.
Director err!
No worries Steve. Hi Steven, we would play cheapest suit as inquiry (in this case 2S) which would include all hands weak (just to fool around, but properly alerted with 7 pages of alert sheet that accompanies our CC) and strong (usually the case), with response structure to show bad ...
Director err!
Can someone please tell me what the appropriate laws are in this regard to safeguard the players in case of an error like this? Lets say the double dummy is 3H EW and 5C NS. After the ruling, we need to sacrifice 5H. But in the specific hand, 5C should ...
Director err!
Hi Steve, The chart being used was open chart which allows 9 hcp range for preempts. Indeed the double dummy is 5c making by NS or 2H making by EW. Also if you have read the post, the director did admit that he was wrong. It was also brought to ...
Director err!
At the time of the play, I was pretty sure that my ranges were legal. But one of my opps and two directors were of the opinion that it was 8 HCP. I just let it go at that time.

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