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Stu Goodgold
Stu Goodgold
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Member Since
March 27, 2012
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Residing near San Jose (No. California). 

Board of Governors member

One time D21 District Director;

Former D21 President.

D21 board member.

Unit 507 board member.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Being dummy at 7D in a regional holding Kx,-,AKxxxxxxxxx,-. I laid down the all-time best trump support.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
San Jose, CA
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Would you ever refuse to play a particular opponent?
"I played against someone in the finals of the BRPs this past fall who had terrible BO." Now there's a term that was once popular but is now rarely seen. An English lord once exclaimed,"Ewww!" Your mien is detestable so. We shall clearly state The essence we hate ...
Would you ever refuse to play a particular opponent?
Some years ago I was playing in the NABC mixed BAM. We were about to sit at Helgemo's and his partner's table, when the sponsor came by and gave them both 2 huge snifters of brandy. I suspected they had already queued for the 2nd day. Helgemo dived ...
Would you ever refuse to play a particular opponent?
There were certainly many chess players who played against Claude Bloodgood, a convicted murderer, who was allowed to play tournaments outside of prison. Until, that is, he overpowered the guard watching him and escaped. I don't know how many games he won under these circumstances, but he surely had ...
Is Bridge a sport ? The F-N case.
"Altius Citius Fortius. We dont do that.Bridge is not a sport." What about a strong club system? Isn't that fortius? And preempting makes the bidding altius. Fast Pairs anyone?
Masterpoints(tm) in the ACBL; I am sure other jurisdictions have more or less equivalents
Jim, speaking of Kobe. In his last game he scored (or was allowed to score) 60 pts. That was the 65th time someone has scored 60 or more, meaning that the rest of the NBA finally passed up Wilt who had 32 60+ games. Wilt had held the record since ...
Masterpoints(tm) in the ACBL; I am sure other jurisdictions have more or less equivalents
Steve wrote: " I want 100 Platinum to play against the best." Steve, I hate to burst your bubble but you will find yourself on the sidelines with only 100 Platinum pts. The Norman Kay Platinum Pairs is a six-session open-pairs event with two qualifying, two semi-final, and two final sessions ...
Masterpoints(tm) in the ACBL; I am sure other jurisdictions have more or less equivalents
Yikes! At current prices, that's about $131 per MP.
Masterpoints(tm) in the ACBL; I am sure other jurisdictions have more or less equivalents
I get the impression that the general public does not understand nor care about masterpts. However, if you tell someone you know that you have x thousand masterpoints, they tend to equate that with other big accomplishments. If they are familiar with chess, judo, or other sports/games with levels ...
Junior bridge: My $0.02 worth
In this area (D21) we have lots of junior high school players, maybe even more than high-schoolers. This is no doubt due to Silicon Valley Youth Bridge (SiVY), which was started by Debbie Rosenberg (and others).
A recent simulation analysis from R. Pavlicek
True, but the 1st 10 hands had 3 with 15 HCP, and the last 10 hands had 2 with 15 HCP, and those are supposedly random. I'm too lazy right now to figure out the odds of that occurring but surely they are very low.
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