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The following Eddie Kantar references may help:

Bridge Today Sep-Oct 1991 Pg 9-10

ACBL Bulletin Aug 2005 Pg 51

ACBL Daily Bulletin March 12,2011 #2 Volume 54; Thinking Bridge Page 3

The following Marshall Miles references may help:

Defensive Signals Pages 86-87
May 29
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The 2018 Open USBC selected USA1 for the 2019 Bermuda Bowl, which will be held in Wuhan, China from Sept. 14-28, 2019. The winner of the 2018 USBC was the Nickell team (Nickell-Katz, Levin-Weinstein, Meckstroth-Rodwell; Jill Levin, NPC; Eric Kokish, Coach. It was a very close match and the final outcome was not decided until the last board. https://www.usbf.org/past-tournaments/past-usbf-tournaments/index.php
May 14
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Hi Jan. Thank you so much for sharing this. I first noticed Dutch Spiral a few weeks ago when it came up at Billy Miller's table in the (recently completed) Houston regional. I look forward to seeing you in Memphis
Feb. 26
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Due to a teammate of Curtis having to leave a regional unexpectedly several years ago, I ended up being the substitute that partnered with Curtis. I was a lowly C level payer at the time. He was professional, courteous, patient, helpful & fun to partner with. I will always remember this opportunity. Congratulations Curtis.
Jan. 22
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Jeff & Eric I must again say - well done!!! I am so proud of you. I wish each of you continued success.
July 31, 2018
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Way to go Sally & Cecilia!! Each of your habits of winning continues. I wish you continued success
July 31, 2018
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Board 2 July 4, 2018

East, Joan Schnider, a very, very nice person, an up and coming player and a student of the game is playing in Spades on an eleven card fit. As fate would have it, East is also of the Jewish persuasion.

Opening lead AD & then a Club shift, East winning.

East plays the AS & notices the KS fall on her left. Immediately the Rabbi’s Rule comes to mind. Dummy (West) plays low and North plays the QS. Immediately the Rebbetzin’s Rule comes to mind {when the Queen is doubleton, play the AK}. East in a state of shock, then plays another Spade to Dummy’s JS; stating “I wanted to check and see if the Rabbi & the Rebbetzin brought any of their children.”

* The Rebbetzin is the Rabbi's wife. Rebbetzin is often spelled Rebetzin.

Schnider’s Rule: When in an 11 card fit & each opponent’s singleton fall on the same trick, lead the suit again to be sure there are no kids on the street (that you counted correctly).

……Q
…….Q9632
…….97
…….KT874

J7543……..AT9862
AT………..8754
6532………J
Q5………..AJ

…….K
…….KJ
…….AKQT84
…….9632
July 8, 2018
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There is a bridge hand evaluator App at http://bridge.thomasoandrews.com/evaluator/mobile.html
May 26, 2018
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Thanks Chris for the thorough message
May 2, 2018
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Add me to the list
Sept. 20, 2017
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Both Carolyn & Tom (her husband) were top notch people. My heart aches for the family.
July 8, 2017
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The hand record is available at http://usbf.org/docs/vugraphs/SUSBC2017/RRsheet.php

Kit was on the Gupta team

It was Board 7 from Round Robin matches 4-6.
May 20, 2017
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Very nice article Steve. Thanks for being so thorough. I know most pedestrian bidders avoid overcalling 1NT with a 5 card Major OR if holding only 1 stopper in the opened suit especially if that stopper is Qxx.
Oct. 11, 2016
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Hi Sylvia!! As I mentioned to you via email, your efforts were outstanding. I wish you continuing success.
July 2, 2016
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Jeff, the first word that comes to my mind is “superb”!!
June 21, 2016
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CHECKBACK BLACKWOOD is 4N after partner's response to Gerber. It asks partner to check their hand to be sure they gave the correct response. I was actually playing against a pair who played this & bid it at the table where I was sitting!
Oct. 25, 2015
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Thanks a 1,000,000 for sharing this information. It is people like you that promote the game & help raise the level of play.
Sept. 11, 2015
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Nice article. I agree with the 1 Heart bid.
Aug. 15, 2015
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Many pairs, most notably Weinstein-Levin play Thrump doubles at the 3 level
Feb. 3, 2013
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