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Scott Stearns
Scott Stearns
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 14, 2011
Last Seen
a minute ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
my first swiss vs Meckwell
Bridge Accomplishments
not as many as I'd like
Favorite Tournaments
Greenville, SC; Atlanta, GA, NABCs
Favorite Conventions
Weak NT; Flannery
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Ducking Dummy's Singleton
Well, the basic rule to start with is if dummy has fewer trumps than you have cards in the suit, ducking is pretty safe. Whether or not to take it can depend on whole hand considerations; you might need to be in to be on lead.
Curious Hand
Vondracek effect, right?
Fixing ACBL MP System
You make good points but you know all you're going to get on here is kvetching about masterpoints even existing.
DIAMOND and AA Lead Reisinger
I believe 26 per session or 52 boards.
Double by responder after 2 club opening
Mike Passell does as well.
Table number for top seed
Sorry, should have specified opening day. As you say, after qualifying is a different matter. Because there the table 1s and 7s and 11s may have been 9s and 13s on the previous day and some of the 1st day seeds won't have Qed. It's fascinating (to me ...
Table number for top seed
The top seed these days for national events is now table 5 because of web movements. The 2nd seed is still 9 and 3rd is 13. According to someone on the committee, these are the only ones individually chosen; everyone else who is a "seed" is given an odd numbered ...
With a Plan
Strangest hand I ever saw. 14 , 14, and 14, but only 13. I feel slighted.
Staking a Claim on Reality
You've written a lot of good articles, but this one is by far the best and most common sense, which is why everyone will hate it. My one quibble: I don't think crack was an epidemic until the mid '80s.
ACBL Fall National Viewgraph?
You must have missed last year. They managed three teams in the semifinal Saturday, including roving vugraph operators (required some complicated logistics), and all 10 tables on Sunday. They're hoping for at least the same this year. Baze Sat-Tue.

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