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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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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 ...
What bridge really needs to become relevant again.
Poker has the additional attraction of being a gambling game where most players believe, truthfully or not, that they can win MONEY!!
Bridge Players and the movie world
Didn't Norma Desmond declare 3NT in Sunset Boulevard?
Prelude to Bermuda Bowl-1959
Great story , Ken!!! That gave me one of the better laughs I've ever had reading Bridge Winners.
Washington 2016 and Toronto 2017 NABC Appeals Casebooks with commentary now available
Keith, Thanks for responding. In the example hand, wouldn't 5 by North have been a Queen-ask. I can see your point about 5 although I'm not sure how it would be understood by partner without prior discussion. My question above, " what if N-S have in their ...
Washington 2016 and Toronto 2017 NABC Appeals Casebooks with commentary now available
After reading through these, I have a question about hand #R3 from the Toronto casebook. The hand involves a Hesitation Blackwood auction. After getting the 0-3 Key response, Asker broke tempo before signing off in 5. The Teller, holding 3 keys, went on to 6 which made 7 ...
Perspective of a Playing Sponsor: I Came to Play
I seem to recall that during the final versus Italy in Rio, Brachman played with Passel for the first two segments and was -7 in the first 16 and +68 in the second for a net of 61 IMPS over 32 boards.
Is Anyone Else Confused?
I believe that comment was attributed to John Crawford.
Steve Fama's bidding problem: AQ95 T3 Q865 J72
Thanks to all who voted. When this hand occurred in a local duplicate, there was a significant tempo break by South over the 1 call, in the 45 second to 1 minute range. The tempo break was agreed to by all at the table. After North bid 3 ...
The Death of Teams
A quote from Willie Nelson….”Par is anything you want. I have a hole that is a Par 23, I nearly birdied the darn thing.?

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