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Steve Zolotow
Steve Zolotow
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Member Since
Feb. 25, 2011
Last Seen
Dec. 4
Member Type
Bridge Player
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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United States of America

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Hugh Ross 1937-2017
Sometime in the 70s or 80's Peter Pender & Hugh were in NYC playing a high stakes money bridge game against two stalwart rubber bridge players Harold Bogart & Ralph Chafetz. The New Yorkers crushed & afterward Bogie commented to me that Hugh was pretty tough but Peter Rabbit was clueless. (I ...
Active Ethics vs Ethics
This is an example of 4 levels of ethical behavior: 1. LHO is giving you a glimpse of his hand as he sorts his cards, and you say nothing, & sit up straighter. 2. LHO is giving you a glimpse of his hand as he sorts his cards, and you say ...
Open San Diego Discussion Thread
Pizza, aka flatbread, at Hyatt bar after session is terrible.
Steve Zolotow's bidding problem: K2 AKT653 763 92
This hand comes from p 29 of Lawrence Judgment at Bridge 2, where he says "2H. A near Maximum." If this is only near a maximum, I'd hate to see a real max!
Two chess players walk into a bar
1 comment & one true story: First if you play chess (or pool or foosball or darts) in a bar, you should be drinking. Second, a famous backgammon player had his coke (the beverage) drugged by Gabby Horowitz, a notorious cheat, who was later 'accidentally' shot and killed by his best ...
Steve Zolotow's bidding problem: AT92 --- AT84 AJ984
Robots are extremely predictable, unfortunately we poor humans are not always able to correctly figure out what they are doing, especially when we expect them bid or play like humans.
A survey of time preferences for NABC events - comprehensive (kind of) poll
I can see where having a lot of sex might make one prefer a later session the next day:)
A survey of time preferences for NABC events - comprehensive (kind of) poll
I think early starts are necessary in cities with bars and restaurants that close early.
Feedback: ACBL Convention Charts
If the ACBL wants to insure a shrinking membership, handing new members a copy of all of these color coded charts would make an excellent start.
Feedback: ACBL Convention Charts
I mentioned this above, but one reason for signing ACBL is stuff is so those who want multi's in general use can vote for people who support that position and against those who don't.
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