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William  Sumner
William Sumner
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 22, 2011
Last Seen
Jan. 17
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning huge number of matchpoints in a WorldWide Contest having bid to the wrong contract
Favorite Tournaments
Firecracker - Palo Alto, CA, USA
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
2 over 1
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Joe Coult
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David Burnett
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Liz Moroney
2 over 1
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Harry Chotiner
2 over 1
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basic, not 2/1
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Sheila Gross
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Carol Vorcheimer
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Chuck Dvorkin
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In this case the feeling was definitely mutual. The irascible Judge Julius Hoffman (a former law partner of Mayor Daley) made no pretense of being impartial. The contempt conviction was reversed on appeal, the appeals court finding that Judge Hoffman had exhibited a "deprecatory and often antagonistic attitude toward the ...
A pleasure to see mention of the Chicago Eight/Seven. I once knew most of their names, but would sometimes forget Lee Weiner. At their trial he objected to Judge Hoffman mispronouncing his name. ['When the judge would say Wee-ner, I would shout out, It's Wye-ner"] He was sentenced ...
Bridge Quips
I'm sure the opponents will join me in saying "Thank you, partner"
Anyone have a spare room at Marriott 25-28 July
The Omni is considerably nicer and has convenient access by way of the Marriott's rear elevator.
Attention All Bridge Lawyers!
And it's poorly written. Flader doesn't make the kind of grammatical errors that appear in the article.
Bridge Mates in Clubs (Again)
A mid session break allows a few minutes of relaxation. Players can catch up if behind, use the bathroom, get a coffee, etc. It's just the ticket.
Bridge Mates in Clubs (Again)
The art of losing isn't hard to master
You be the committee
The Ballade of Unwarranted Presumption is proof positive that Bridgewinners is essential to the enjoyment of life, or at least provides an afternoon's entertainment. Hopefully David Burn will publish a sestina for his many fans -
Back to the Future
"How are things?" "Worse than yesterday, but better than tomorrow"
Where shall I play bridge in New York City?
Soon after the Aces club first opened I sent them an email saying I would like to give the club a try and asking if they could arrange a partner for me. The answer was yes, and indeed they did. My impression was that several players were paired up before ...

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