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Steve Fama
Steve Fama
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 25, 2011
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

The sign in my avatar is NOT a Photoshop creation. That is the actual sign held be Larry Fine in the 1935 short "Pop Goes The Easel". It's in the opening scene, viewable on YouTube. Here'a a link:



United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Helping a friend win a Regional Swiss shortly before she passed away
Bridge Accomplishments
2500+ MP, Helped 8 other people make LM
Regular Bridge Partners
FTF-Dave Charleston, Angela Reiner
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridge Boardroom (York PA), Harrisburg (PA) Bridge Club,
Favorite Tournaments
Lancaster PA Regional. Hunt Valley MD Regional
Favorite Conventions
Reverse Bergen, Mini-Roman 2D variant (of my own creation).
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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ACBL Competition and Conventions Committee
This quote is from Terence Reese's book, Story of An Accusation, page #24. According to the book, when the initial charges against Reese and Schapiro were made in Buenos Aires, Reese was summoned to a meeting with the Executive Council of the WBF. At one point, committe memnber General ...
Reservation for Atlanta Regional
Jack, it's not just Atlanta. It happens to me quite often when trying to reserve rooms for Regionals...
LV NABC Table Count through Tuesday????
T- Shirt ideas(bridge)
I bought the one that stated "I bid, therefore I am"
The weakness of lower strats
Barry, many of the I/N players are simply reluctant to call the Director when they should in many instances like this. They afraid of how it will be handled, don't want to cause a fuss or are just too intimidated. At my local club, we've tried to ...
Is this a way to run an organization?
Danny is spot on with a lot of his points. His fourth paragraph is a pretty good description of me and most of my regular partners and teammates. While I would like to think I can continue to improve, I'm also realistic enough to know that World Class is ...
1D or 1NT? My marriage is on the line...!
I appreciate the Captain Haddock reference....
Steve Fama's bidding problem: AQ9753 87 A3 K87
3 3 & 3 would all be Help Suit Game Tries. 3 would be a general strength ask.
Steve Fama's bidding problem: AQ9753 87 A3 K87
Good 7 to bad 10 points in support of . A good 10 count with 3-card support would be bid via 1NT(F) then 3 (or 4 depending on opener's rebid).
Great Players; Great Books
If I recall the story correctly, when Reese was in his heyday he opposed a long-time club member who was unimpressed by Reese's reputation as an author. The exchange went something along the lines of: LTCM "I'll have you know sir, I've never read a bridge book ...

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