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Steve Bruno
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Member Since
May 11, 2011
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16 hours ago
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Bridge Writer
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United States of America

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Emerald Life Master
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San Diego Slow Play Penalties
When sitting N/S in the BAM, we repeatedly waited for an E/W pair to come to our table. We pointed out the slowness of the N/S pair behind us at least 3 times to directors. They had many kibitzers. To my knowledge, nothing was ever done to ...
Open San Diego Discussion Thread
I thoroughly enjoyed the SD NABC. Beautiful venue, nice restaurants close, well-run events. Everything was perfect except for one grumpy director and the sky-high entry fees.
A bad start
If I feel I, in any small way, contributed to the distraction which led to the ultimate "PASS", I would suggest the ultimate Passer take his PASS back and substitute it with a more reasonable bid. I would expect any teammate with whom I played would fully understand.
Ten Seconds
How about coloring the section of the Defensive Carding area on the convention card if you play upside down or Lavinthal or Odd/Even - in other words, anything but standard? Highlight the One NoTrump range section if it's not 15 to 17. Highlight the General Approach section if you ...
Bridge in the Family
Being "The naked lady" certainly establishes her notoriety more than any bridge accomplishment ever could.
Grade this call
The question should have been: As an opponent, would you be insulted? The answer is "yes". But I get insulted easily.
Sleeping on the couch, again
Didn't anyone bid 4S? That might fetch 6H from pard.
Combatting slow play
So much about claiming depends on who your opponents are. Against Soloway and Sontag I would claim. Against Little Old Man and Little Old Lady I would rarely claim. But somehow coercing them to play their cards faster is always a challenge. The trouble is that the director won't ...
Why younger players don't want to learn bridge
Stayman isn't necessary. Ask the Roth-Stoners from the late '50s.
Big Ideas
Hasin - Of course the pros would be playing with clients in their own tournaments. If only pros were allowed to play, there would be no field.
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