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Tom McGuire
Tom McGuire
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 2, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I live in Oakland CA where I am a freelance advertising writer.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Beating Barry Crane's team in a Swiss
Bridge Accomplishments
mastered many finesses
Favorite Conventions
Precision Club
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Precision with transfer possitisve response
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What does this 4Heart bid mean ?
Michael Kopera -- is that the Goldman Slam Try that Mike Lawrence often advocates?
Hobson's Choice
William Safire wrote about this on many occasions. "Thomas Hobson ran a rent-a-horse agency for the hard-riding scholars of Cambridge, England. His system was not customer-friendly: renters could take only the next available horse, thereby saving wear and tear on the more popular models. This led the poet Thomas Ward ...
Phillip Alder on NPR April 28th
I will tune in.
What are the ethical obligations?
I double like Lynn's response. It is the declarer's responsibility to check the cc or ask "leads and carding?"
Referring to newbies as "Novices"
My beef is with seasoned players who list their playing level on BBO as "novice." Please. Way too twee. Just admit to "expert," "world-class" or whatever. Zia may be the worst offender with his self assessment as "beginner." Yeah, we all are improving and we all make mistakes, but come ...
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
Joe Hertz remember the incompetent prosecution team that couldn't convict a man that the world saw as guilty. And we were watching in real time. There may be an analogy here to incompetence in bridge prosecutions.
Kantar Wins 2017 Lazard Sportsmanship Award
Eddie has been an inspiration for me since I began playing circa 1974. Congratulations and thanks.
Decisions of the Appeals & Charges Committee, November 2016
Fred, your point #2 is excellent. Teammates of the cheaters benefit, but not anyone else. That does seem unfair.
Gupta Wins Mixed Swiss
Run or Fight - Bridge Philosophy
Michael Rosenberg -- I'm interested in what your "other" is. You say you can construct hands that are a disaster in 1CX and 1NT. I'm sure that is true. Where do you plan to play this hand? How do you get there?

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