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Steve Zolotow
Steve Zolotow
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Feb. 25, 2011
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about me

 I’ve been a game player and gambler as far back as I can remember including sports betting, blackjack, and backgammon. In recent years, I have put more emphasis on Poker, which along with bridge has always been one of my favorite games. I am a ‘graduate’ of the old Mayfair Club, where we started off as bridge players, moved to backgammon and then to poker. Many top bridge players learned from Al Roth at that club. It was there that Paul Magriel put backgammon on a scientific footing, and for about 10 years almost every top backgammon player learned there. The regulars (including Eric Siedel and Dan Harrington) from the Mayfair poker games have won around 30 WSOP bracelets. Read more by Steve Zolotow

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The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
My favorite Vic Mitchell story is from a money bridge game in which his partner lead the ace of diamonds. He wanted his pard to switch suits, but his spots were T98 ( playing standard signals.) He followed with the 8, but missed the table & dropped the 8 to the floor ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
There is a game theoretic solution to players not reporting cheats. (It is used in the honor code at West Point and some other universities.) Not only is cheating a cause for expulsion, but also observation of cheating without reporting it is as well. In law, there are penalties for ...
#saynotocheats
Someone should test the idea that playing is a bridge tournament is a privilege, not a right. (Entry into Nevada Casinos follows this policy, and thus blackjack counters can be barred from entry into a casino.) Another possibility is to charge convicted cheaters a substantially higher entry fee. (Men can ...
#saynotocheats
FYI The United States is NOT considered a true democracy. One rating lists us as 21st and calls us a 'flawed democracy.' Just consider how frequently the winner of the majority of votes for president is not elected because we use a convoluted electoral college system. Hope this doesn't ...
Does the ACBL need more Washrooms at NABCs OR should players be kicked out of tournaments with cause?
As bridge population ages, availability of restrooms becomes more important. No reason not to stagger starting times & break times (avoid crowding on elevators or restrooms.) Also current standard schedule is flat out bad. Many players have strong preference for some or all of the following: earlier start time combined with ...
Congrats Alex Perlin!
Where are the congratulations for the robot who partnered him? Those poor bots never get the credit they deserve.
New Alert Charts
My own tendency to alert anything that might be alertable, and not worry if it wasn't.
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
RETHINK THIS POLICY: or at a minimum mark comments that may be found politically or that use language that some find offensive, but leave readers who feel tough enough the ability to read the comments.
New Alert Charts
Be nice to just create a generic alert procedure, so that we'd know what to do without memorizing a lot of useless stuff.
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
I once was penalized in a poker tournament when a floorman answered a question or made a ruling, which I thought his answer was exceedingly stupid and clearly wrong. I said if I could remember which term of moron, idiot, and imbecile implied the lowest intelligence, I say what I ...
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