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Thx for kind words
March 23, 2015
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Congrats to Michael, a man of the highest integrity, one of the all time elites at and away from the table. As a teammate many times, I know what a gentleman he really is and how much he enjoys looking to blame himself when his team loses.Although I have known Michael for close to 40 years since he moved to the states, I'm still 98% to respond “what”? When he speaks to me.
Feb. 27, 2015
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So on the first hand Texas in hearts gets me a 5heart response (we have 32 hcp as partner opened 1 nt with a good 14) and now I know my partner has the j of hearts and I pass and hope he has 4 hearts?) yuk. Seems like bidding 2 spades over 1 nt and then jumping to 4 d and hoping kit reads this as Rkc in clubs was my best shot because if kit reads this as Rkc he will respond 1430 for sure
Feb. 7, 2015
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Freddie my boy it appears we have a trade- you decide the degree of punishment, and no, running double or nothing is not in the equation– and yes, even money
July 17, 2014
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I'll take Florida and give the field…any takers?
July 15, 2014
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Hey Larry-you already wimped out once and since Im trying to help you break the record and win something(its been a while) this time you have to answer. In the ring are 3 angry men, Dave Berkowitz, Marty Bergen, and Ron Gerard. Its two against one and obviously Ron Gerard is on his own. Who comes out alive?
June 13, 2014
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I woulda guessed meck. psyched 1nt and went -250 vs 630 at other table
April 29, 2014
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I played in this event against the doctors. They came to the table 5 minutes late. The tables were set up without curtains so if you walked into the room you could see things easily if you wanted to. I'm not saying they did this. The first hand one of them opened 1nt-12-14–partner bid stayman and 3nt with 4432, 20 hcp and 3 10s. I gave them a trick on lead and they endplayed me to make 5. They got the only plus score in the room on this hand.
April 14, 2014
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How can you disagree with Jonathan?
April 13, 2014
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As BB used to say Thats All Folks.
April 11, 2014
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Hi Jackson-As we all know partnering with your spouse can be very tough when things are going badly and the best when things are going great. The bottom line is the VIX (volatility index)in your life is trading higher when you play with your spouse.
The most important thing? That depends on the spouse.
April 11, 2014
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Yo Christina-congrats on your first national win in the states, an open event no less.
I have had so many great moments in life, the only one I can think of right now is winning the Vanderbilt by 2 a few weeks ago.
My biggest fear is easy-watching Rufus get attacked by some vicious dog at the park and I can't save him.
I don't dream much when I sleeping or when I do I barely remember them but I'm living the dream with Jill Lev so I'll settle for that
Not likely to go to Copenhagen next year- your best shot is if I get really drunk 1 night and play high stakes poker with Weinstein and he beats me to death and then offers to cancel the debt if I go play in Copenhagen–your other shot is sending a private plane for me so I can bring Rufus
April 11, 2014
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Hi Adam-first let me say that I choose to go through life being politically as retarded as possible because I have no patience for it and if it wasn't for my wife Jill I would know as much about politics as Rufus. This has always been the case for me in the bridge world also. I'll give you my best shot on this controversy as long as we all understand that this is my last “politcal” related comments in this thread. Lets start with I tried to read the thread concerning Roy Welland and found it so sickening I couldn't get through it.Here is some guy I have never even seen at a tournament before in my life referring to Mr. Welland as a “decent” player. Then there are other people saying that hes a client who has hired teams and he pays Sabine and therefore he can't be a very good player and presuming all this crap about what he can, can't or should do when they know nothing about the real facts and although I respect freedom of speech its just not their place to get involved in a witch hunt because some cry baby lost to Roy in the finals and wants another shot at representing Germany. Although its not even relevant,do you really think because someone is a successful businessman and can afford to buy a great team that limits their ability as a great player? Do you think playing against Nickel, Fleisher, Diamond, Becker, Rubin, Struhl, Coren,Spector,Gromov, Jacobs and many others whose names I can't focus on right now is a walk in the park? OK OK I got carried away with Jacobs but he does have those awesome Sox seats behind home plate. Anyway, I certainly don't know anything about the actual requirements for Mr. Welland to play in Germany-so what I say here is assuming the requirement is he has to live in Germany part time. If my assumption is wrong then please disregard everything I have to say going forward. So here I am, the “head” of the German bridge organization (god forbid)-I would call Mr. Welland into my office and say “Mr. Welland I have a YES or NO question for you-did you pay taxes to the German government this year? Please no humphing or stammering-if your answer is YES then show me a copy of your tax return and if your answer is NO then try not to let the door hit you in the ass on your way out”. When his answer is yes and he shows me his tax payments I then publish a report and shut up all jealous idiots and sore headed losers.
April 11, 2014
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Levin seems right but I could live with Levstein I guess
April 11, 2014
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You correcting me?
April 11, 2014
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Hey Mom-What a great new way for us to communicate, this could be the start of something special Not even 1 repeat for you in the entire paragraph!!! I'm sure you have had many great memories of coming to tournaments with me-but the one that will always stand out in my mind was when you brought your husband Marty and were watching a big Spingold match with about 30 kibitzers. At some point Marty fell asleep and started to snore loudly. After we woke him up-I had some difficult decision to make and put my face in my hands to think for a few minutes. When I took my hands away and looked across the table, there you were, having pulled your pants down to your ankles, in your underwear for all to see. And, who could forget Sugar Ray Sheil, when that bitch smacked you and you hit her back so hard she was in the air flying through the curtain. And then we won the Cavendish!
Love you Mom
April 11, 2014
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Thanks Mike
April 11, 2014
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1-I'll let you know after I get your bill
2-If Liz has let you live this long you are probably safe, and I would consider myself very lucky if I were you
3-everybody likes you the best-you could move to Texas and become the next Jim Jones anytime you like
4-I don't care what you think because WE WON THE VANDERBILT!!!!!!!
April 11, 2014
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Hey Dude–first of all-when you coming to visit me already? Its been too long. As I told you since you were a baby, just do it, and don't tell dada. It was very important to meet better players when I was young. My mother used to give me $20 and I would take the train into the city and watch Sonty play all day and night and I learned a lot. He was always very nice to me as was Gene Neiger, Norman Kurlander, Bernie Chazen and many others. Weichsel was a momsa but I got even with him later in life by partnering him. So many of the good players were so nice to me when I was young. They would tell my mother they would always watch out for me and protect me from the crazys that were running rampant dieing to sink their teeth into an innocent little 13 year old like me. Moving to Florida was great for my bridge as all the players you mentioned were also very nice and helpful to me. I partnered Billy Seamon and then Russ Arnold and those were great growing years for me. I played some against Oswald Jacoby when he was very old, as well as Barbara Brier (who was lovely) and VonZedwitz. Of course Oswalds son Jim is the guy I had the infamous raquetball bet with where I spotted him 20 and the serve. Mom has a caricature of this on our wall at home. Barry Crane was truly a character. He was also a big Hollywood celebrity involved with Mission Impossible which was such a hot show at that time. One of my favorite hands of all time was against Barry, I was playing with Ron Smith. I had Akxxx,xx,kqjxxx,void–I opened 1d and Ron responded 1s and Barry overcalled 2h-I qbid 3h and Ron bid 4d-I bid 7s like a shot and Barry who was on lead X'ed-all pass–Barry was on lead with AK of hearts and AK of clubs so he snapped down the club K and Ron claimed. Of course Barry won the event by 3 boards. As you can see bidding grand slams off Aces was standard for me before Weinstein was born. At least when its not the trump Ace we make some of them.
April 11, 2014
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Hey Andrew-thanks-I finally get to ask someone else a question.I forget..what was the score of the last set we played tennis? And,did you buy the same raquet you crushed after that set or did you decide to go with something different?
April 11, 2014
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