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Steven Gaynor
Steven Gaynor
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 23, 2010
Last Seen
June 17
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

ACBL member since 1971; Certified club director (but I'd rather play); I love music of all sorts - I've made a top 50 list every year since 1961, as well as a top 510 of all-time.  Licensed and active insurance agent since 1986.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Meeting my Sweet and Lovely Bridge Playing Wife, Jean, at the Aquatennial bridge tournament on July 14, 2002
Bridge Accomplishments
Finished in overalls of all three ribbon events
Regular Bridge Partners
Jean Boettcher; Brian Crossley; Evan Sachs; Terry Beckman; Mike Cassel; Wayne Gergen; Keith Connolly; Barry Purrington
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Twin City Bridge Center; MGSC
Favorite Tournaments
Las Vegas Regional; Omaha Regional; Mn State
Favorite Conventions
Mini-Roman; Intermediate Jump Overcalls
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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The guidelines you list for the rule of 9 are fine but you should start with #1: In a competitive auction.
AI and Bridge
Recently Master Solvers Club in The Bridge World magazine had this problem: At IMPS, you hold: AKT9876, 5, AJ65, T. You open 1, partner bids 1NT forcing, what is your bid? 15 of 27 experts said they would bid 4 and none made the ...
Alerting ... how much information is too much information?
3, if puppet, is NOT alertable anymore, but the responses are. This is because the alert of 3 would remind partner when they actually had forgotten puppet.
Players moving before the round is called
At our club in a game with similar experience levels, one director will not allow movement until he calls the round. Interestingly, this game gets done quicker than any other at the club.
To Record or Not To Record, That is the Question
In the open game at a tournament pretty much anything goes, but while this is not illegal, it's just bad form when 'pro's' are pulling these kinds of shenanigans at the local duplicate. It's a sure fire way of destroying the game from the ground up.
Jeopardy Star - James Holzhauer - Plays Duplicate Bridge
Jeopardy is IMHO the best TV game show ever conceived. Created by Merv Griffin, it first broadcast from 1964-1975 with Art Fleming as host. Alex Trebek took over when the show was restarted in 1984. The fact that the current incarnation is still in production 35 years later attests to ...
What's going wrong with Gatlinburg ??
@ Jeff - Of course. @ David - that is chump change compared to what the organizers of the big regionals receive.
Christina Syrakopoulou's bidding problem: AQJT87 AKJ T8 A4
I will X 4. I expect at least down 2, but have known to be -590 also.
What's going wrong with Gatlinburg ??
It is nice to suggest cities in which to run big regionals, but who wants to run them? We are burning through volunteers at an alarming rate. Most of us have earned the right to be retired. Some areas compensate their tournament coordinators. I f you start holding 'super regionals ...
ACBL Regionals at Clubs - Put the Ecosystem to Work.
The ACBL needs to offer games appealing to all ACBL members at NABC's which would include games where black or even silver points could be earned. Get rid of all age or gender based events. They have run their course and are antiquated. Start more NABC championship level events ...

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