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This is another story from one of the home money games that Marshall liked so much. After some team game Marshall's partner who will remain anonymous (it was not me) was complaining that he was unable to understand Marshall's bids. The person he was talking to mentioned that Marshall had written a lot of bridge books. The complainer suggested that Marshall ought to read them sometime.
May 8
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Marshall liked to play in home IMP money games. There was a game near his Redlands residence that he played in with his wife Betty. Once at the conclusion of the game Marshall owed a few dollars and he just did not have enough money on him. He offered to pay whatever was due by giving the one owed the money a copy of his latest book copies of which he carried in the trunk of his car. The offer was accepted. The following week the same thing happened so, of course, Marshall was asked if he had written any more books last week.
May 8
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I knew Jim Leary when he lived in California late in his life. He had a very attractive girlfriend at the time. Once I was in the company of two women who were talking about Jim. One of them was wondering what the girlfriend saw in him since, according to her, he was not particularly good-looking. The other one's suggestion was “maybe he has a big bridge card”.
April 12
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Is it possible that the cards you observed were purchased used (not new that is) with no knowledge that they were marked?
Feb. 9
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Obviously there must be a way of opting out. Has anything of the sort been announced?
Jan. 12
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This was played at matchpoints.
Sept. 20, 2019
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East had AQTxx Kx Kxx xxx the Ten of spades may have been the nine. His higher club may have been the J
May 4, 2019
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5C obviously risks missing a diamond fit. Perhaps 2C planning to bid 4NT over an opposing 4H or 4S will work better.
Dec. 28, 2018
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“Wikipedia is rubbish.” I strongly disagree. Wikipedia does not deserve such a comment.
July 25, 2018
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A small spade. Sorry about that.
April 11, 2018
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Two. Corrected.
April 10, 2018
Bill Papa edited this comment April 11, 2018
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Since the laws state that bridge is played with 52 identical cards you are not playing bridge, you are playing a different game that only resembles bridge. There are, I suspect, no specific rules for that game other than “one card has a different back than the remainder”. It seems that, for that game, knowing the identity of that card should be just part of that game.
Dec. 25, 2017
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When (what year) did the indicated bidding take place?
Dec. 7, 2017
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I was told of a player who having revoked blamed his partner for asking “failing?” instead of “you have none?”
Sept. 16, 2017
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The link does not seem to work.
April 7, 2017
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There must have been a very good reason the announcement was made on April the 1st.
April 1, 2017
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What if only one of the two teams decided to pay? Obviously the match would not be played. According to D. Mamula's post the only way to get the masterpoints for winning or coming second in the event is to play the final. So now we could have a case where one pays, one does not win nor lose and does not get masterpoints either. Should the paying team be told to inquire if the other team has paid or intends to pay. This is a joke of ACBL proportions.
Feb. 18, 2017
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Maybe well-placed or even well-positioned honors.
Feb. 2, 2017
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Thanks, fixed.
Oct. 29, 2016
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I understand he was banned from the ACBL and some other bridge organization. He was not banned from the BBO. Leave the guy alone. If you don't want to play him, don't play him.
Oct. 23, 2016
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