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All comments by Don Caplin
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Thanks for posting the Root show.
“What's the penalty for a renege?”
“You get a Penalty Card.”
-I think you should, like in soccer.
Nov. 4
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I got a suspicious request from “George Moxon.” Has anyone else gotten one?
Sept. 13
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I think this could set a precedent:
How about the World Series winner being determined by who scored more runs (but don't tell the teams until the end). Or SuperBowl by yards gained, not points scored.
Closer to home: what about “Jeopardy!”?
James H could be dethroned if a game is secretly won by who answered the most questions, not who ran their score up on Daily Doubles.
May 30
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Definitely have the “can't find the game” dream. My other recurring dream is I have significantly more than 13 cards.
May 23
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I wonder if I'm the first to Tweet him about playing on our team in Las Vegas NABC?
May 8
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Do you know the episode number?
May 1
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I had the same hand as you in Hearts!
At unfavorable vulnerability (imps), dealer at my right opened 2H. I had
K 9 7 5
A K 6 5
A 8
10 9 7

Enough to overcall 2N?
Enough to double when LHO shows Clubs and they stop in 3H?
April 19
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A good reason to play Fishbein.
Feb. 19
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I've read every bridge novel I could find, and this is second only to “Yarborough” by B.H. Friedman
Jan. 7
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One local player added a “Director Next” card to his box.
Dec. 24, 2018
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Wife and I are “Mr. and Mrs. Smith” when it comes to bridge.
We went to the last Hawaii NABC, and it was “a week we will remember for the rest of our lives.” Which is why we're home playing against the same opponents for the 100th week in a row."
Nov. 28, 2018
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David: “things are FAR worse at the club level.” You have no idea…unless you've played in a club that shows all previous scores on Bridgemate. Apparently many players are unable to read, because their partner announces scores out loud for their (and sharp-eared neighbors') benefit.
Nov. 27, 2018
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We're paying more for less.
When I joined ACBL, our District had a print publication, as did our Unit. Now neither one does. And some want to scrap the monthly “Bull,” as well as NABC Daily Bull.
Yet prices keep going up.
Nov. 24, 2018
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“It's a Wonderful World” (1939). Jimmy Stewart psyches a 7 spade bid to escape the cops.
Nov. 10, 2018
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A former partner went to Boston U, and he recruited a bridge team by making posters with the following: “Win a free trip to Anaheim!” He “guaranteed” that people he taught would be in the Top 4 of the Intercollegiate Championships that year, and he was right.
And the way he and I got civilians to learn bridge was by offering “free bridge lessons,” which was the Easybridge model back then.
Nov. 3, 2018
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Jon: Thanks for all your efforts to keep this going. It's frustrating that alums have no say in the matter.
Sept. 29, 2018
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Our agreement is “Randy Ray Cuebid”: for unbid suits with a stronger holding in the unbid minor.
Aug. 15, 2018
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Try DoBoPoCo, invented on Cape Cod originally for mentally handicapped to play bridge.
You'd have to play a bunch of hands with it to see if it works.
Aug. 8, 2018
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In the late 60s, the Boston Red Sox had a regular bridge game, maybe Yaz, Bill Lee, Jim Willoughby, Bernie Carbo? Now they're into multiple-player computer games (and one of them allegedly developed Repetitive Stress Injury from them).
May 22, 2018
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Playing bridge at work, opponents sacrificed at 8 level (permitted in house rules). My boss REALLY wanted to play the hand, so he bid 8 over their 8.
May 15, 2018
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