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Zelig Rubenstein
Zelig Rubenstein
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 17, 2012
Last Seen
April 24
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
Canada

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning 2 bottles of wine at the Aurora, Ont sectional.
Regular Bridge Partners
BBO Robot #12
Favorite Tournaments
Red Sea International Bridge Festival
Favorite Conventions
upside-down signals
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
A Modest Proposal
It's an interesting idea but it doesn't address the inherent unfairness of determining your strat before the results are in. In a multi-session event, you'd have to reconfigure the stratifications after session awards are given out.
Best Hand Held After Partner Opens
I held AKJ,AKxx,KQJx,QJ and heard partner open 1S and rebid 2H. Finding partner with 1KC I bid 6H and got the "don't bid Blackwood with 2 quick losers" lecture when partner held QTxxx,QJxx,Ax,xx. No Gary, I never played with him again. :-)
Why play a Big !C or Precision?
I used to play Schenken which is a strong club with four card majors.
1NT opening range.
With opening bids lighter today than in Kaplan's time, I would expect a balanced 12-14 in 4th seat after 3 passes to be quite rare.
3 card major suit responses
ACBL clubs can allow or disallow whatever they like unless it's a mult-site event like a STaC. When I played with Doug we were allowed at two of the local clubs to play the transfer responses as long as we pre-alerted.
Forcing Stayman: is it a GOOD thing?
I used to play 3M response was 5-3 in the majors also. The problem is when partner was interested in a minor suit slam it tended to blow them out of the auction so I stopped. Do you have some way to deal with a minor suit slam try over ...
TRUTH IN ADVERTISING (WHY THE ACBL HALL OF FAME SHOULD BE RENAMED THE US BRIDGE HALL OF FAME)
Will the Leafs be mathematically eliminated from the playoffs while the Jays are still playing?
ACBL strikes again!
In the 1995 CNTC finals they had to get new hand records and remake the boards after third day when Fred Gitelman noticed recurring patterns in the hands. I don't know if anyone determined what the problem was but it seems like it was also the random generator.
Official Spanish Team Statement
There's more than one Geneva Convention, maybe they got the number wrong.
A regulation failure? What do you do?
If the opponents can have any distribution other than 4=4=3=2 for their two card club opening, they should be alerting and not announcing "could be short". http://www.acbl.org/clubs_page/club-administration/club-directors/rulings-faq/alertsannouncements-for-1%E2%99%A31%E2%99%A6-opening-bids/
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