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ur right, Thanks for the heads up. Try these:

http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/bridge-stories-and-jokes/

https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/humor-break-with-eddie-kantar/

https://bridgewinners.com/search/?q=humor (includes Kantar link above)

Also, I've cut down the student union video to the joke part and just a little past to show that it's rubber bridge and new players cutting in. Click on “Rescued?” here:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCc0lCxDqN84uExrNO_AiNEw
June 8, 2018
Chris Hasney edited this comment June 8, 2018
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There are numerous careers in bridge besides playing pro or as a member of a sponsored team. One can teach, run a club, run one or more games, direct professionally, or work in the home office in Horn Lake (or Chicago in the case of ABA). Of course, this assumes we old farts don't manage to kill the game.
June 7, 2018
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Oh my goodness, Fibonacci numbers? Do you trade futures? Dave Caprera take note of the Claude Shannon reference. Didn't you write on this in your “Couch” column on intruding after high level preempts?

Max Chauvet has a great video on Restricted Choice in bridge:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05LxWvzt2IU&t=124s
Note that the math is irrelevant if your card count assures you that the card will drop because it must. Also works, apparently, for Spidey Sense (table feel) which can't be quantified, which is why bridge isn't restricted to brainiacs. (That one was for Karen W., who's been writing on table feel.)
Also, noticed that Fargo has an episode with that title.

Gambler influences (they hired math pros) well-documented in Laderman's “Bumblepuppy Days.”

Nicely done, Mr. Willey!
June 7, 2018
Chris Hasney edited this comment June 7, 2018
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As an aside, when I went through director school we were not required to do anything on paper, all ACBL Score. Now we've gotten rid of travelers and pick up slips in favor of those blasted machines. Wonder what would happen if the power went out, could clubs still run a game? I also wonder what will happen 2 minutes after the start of the next big war, when all the satellites are blown out of the sky and coms and gps go down. Can Ensigns use sextants and celestial nav, and can grunts use map and compass?
June 6, 2018
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Eddie squared faced off a lot. I saw them at the Palm Springs regional when it was at the Wyndham. Nice break from the other tables.
June 6, 2018
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Might be an interesting project for Master Point Press to sponsor. Perhaps with ABTA and Bridge Bulletin archive cooperation?
June 6, 2018
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Does anybody remember rubber bridge, or it's brash young child 4-deal (mostly played in Chicago version)? A buck or two can change hands there. The challenge, as discussed by Simon, is in managing your brief partnerships to get the best result possible, not the best possible result.

Chris Compton and Eddie Rose did that quite well on their way to winning multiple purses and jackets in the Pro Bridge Tour.

I do hope Oren and the rest of the juniors take note of the 888 Poker chart above showing all things players do to get and keep an edge. Applies to us too!
June 6, 2018
Chris Hasney edited this comment June 6, 2018
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Since maintaining and sharing this type of information is primarily a library function, I wonder if ACBL can use our Moorhead Library (sorry if I botched the spelling) for that and hire an intern to work 1/2 time there and 1/2 time in the Field Services area, paid for by money raised via FPAB through charity games for that purpose.
June 6, 2018
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Very nice after action report. Forwarded the URL to my club, Unit, and ACBL for info.
June 5, 2018
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$250 for a club game, wow, you guys must make a bundle for the cause at charity games when those guys donate the raffle proceeds.

I was watching an old Joe Buck interview of Shawn White (fantastic interview if you can find it). Anyway, showed him all busted up from a bad fall, and at the time of the interview he was 30 and running out of time for his sport even when healthy. Why aren't we making nice with the NCAA to show disabled athletes the competition available in our sport? There's a pro in Australia who blew out of soccer, then out of tennis, then found a home with us. Wish I could remember his name. He'd make a hellova spokesman.
June 5, 2018
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And when they play with palookas like me the rates rise until they are well-paid for their waste of time or the client moves on. Win-win, lol.
June 4, 2018
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I didn't care for Bird either, and would NEVER give one of his texts to an American beginner, but then I didn't like Mollo at first, until I met a guy (my current partner) who learned at the feet of the characters in that book in London in the 80s. Then they came to life. To Bob, he's Hog and I'm the Rabbit (but without his degree of success). I prefer bridge books that teach bridge through characters, like Kantar does in Gamesman, Mollo in Menagerie, etc., and ones with more stories and humor than bridge hands. Hence my like of Powell's Tickets. Tried to like the Granovettor books but not being from New York most of their characters' fun was lost on me.
June 4, 2018
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Concur with all three points. One of my beefs with pair games at the club level is that they are almost useless as training aids. Folks finish and want to book. In the very old days when we were in our 30s and such you worked all day, played a night game, and went to a coffee shop to discuss hands (no hand record, if you didn't remember them you couldn't participate, just sip coffee and listen). Wish ACBL would let us run 12 board pro ams and actually bonus the points, not deduct them, so the mentors could discuss the hands after the game or an instructor could go over them with those who wish to stay for a recap.
June 3, 2018
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Why You Lose at Bridge (S.J. Simon)
Gamesman Bridge (Kantar)
(Defense, not sure of title, T. Reese)
Anything recent except RKC by Kantar
Anything by Lawrence
Entire Blue Ribbon Series
Entire Championship Bridge Series
Anything by Laderman
a Taste of Bridge (Bayone, update of It's Bridge Baby, I think)
Tickets to the Devil (Powell)
Most recent Encyclopedia of Bridge
Max Hardy's last two (Green and Purple) books on 2/1
Anything by Victor Mollo
June 3, 2018
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Cross-reference to the Caprera article Open Letter to Jay…
June 2, 2018
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That would be the “Mr. T.” factor.
June 2, 2018
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Guys, remember your first sale? Your first dollar earned by your new business (and framed on the wall), your first time reaching the green in regulation, first chip in, etc.? That's all we are celebrating here.
June 2, 2018
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Very nice, thanks.
June 2, 2018
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Any chance the BW staff can copy these simultaneous Pair/Team ideas to a restricted thread where TDs and Chairs can see them and grow the concept? I fear they will be lost here. Meanwhile, I'm alerting my Unit and District folks about the comments, with a cc to Field Ops in Horn Lake. Let's not bury the lead; it seems some good ideas have come out of Peg's article.
June 2, 2018
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Our rawest pair were 1st in C in the club today in the Worldwide pair game. Got .61R/B, 1st red for each. Get Excited! (They sure were!) And now back to regularly scheduled commenting.
June 1, 2018
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