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Steve Fama
Steve Fama
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 25, 2011
Last Seen
11 minutes 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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Questioning bids that didn't occur (ACBL)
In one of my regular partnerships, we play 2/1 with 5-card majors, 15-17 NT and Reverse Bergen raises. We also play that a simple acceptance of a transfer into a major over 1 NT or 2 NT DENIES 4-card support for that suit. Opener has a variety responses available ...
Conflicting Convention Cards
"There is no such thing as a PP at a club game." Really? They might be rare, but never....?
What would you do about illegal note taking?
In a suit contract, the trump suit should always be placed to dummy's right a specified in Law 41D " After the opening lead is faced, dummy spreads his hand in front of him on the table, face up, sorted into suits, the cards in order of rank with lowest ...
What would you do about illegal note taking?
As I read this, it is NOT illegal to write the information down. It IS illegal to refer to the written information during the play. When I was first learning the game, I attended the Toronto Nationals back in 1986. I took one day off mid-week to kibitz and had ...
Steve Fama's lead problem: 753 KT9 T6 K8653
the 4 bid showed 0 or 4 Aces. Corrected.
Limit Raise?
My partner and I also played this hand last night in the local STAC game. IMO, it's a Limit Raise as an UPH opposite a 1 opener; too much for 2, not enough for a G/F raise. The minor honors are not reinforcing each other and ...
Mentor Mentee Games: "come play this hand"
And add in how much potential revenue the ACBL will be losing due to the lost sanction fees....
Everybody plays badly
"A Cow Flew By" is the title of Chapter 13 for Hugh Kelsey's 1971 book, "Improve Your Bridge".
The Bridge World
New Science definitely #1. I wish this was available on the website, especially in light of recent events. The Useful Space Principle #2. This was in my very first issue when I started subscribing and had just started to take the game seriously. One of my all-time favorite articles was ...
Resolution for 2016!
"you and your partner have agreed to never let opponents play in less than 2NT". If you have this agreement, should this be Pre-Alerted?

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