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what does that mean?
Oct. 23, 2015
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I don't think its so much about ability. I think the benefit of this kind of session would be to keep out the players who depend on professionals for their ratings. The partnerships would be more equal, to each other.
Oct. 23, 2015
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Charles, I disagree with you entirely. As an amateur, I like the idea of playing in a field in which I know that an ordinary player has not paid a huge sum of money to do well in a tourney because of his partner.
Furthermore, there are talented amateurs who work at other professions, that possibly are born with the same gifts as ‘pro’ bridge players probably were… namely, the ability to remember every card they've ever played, .. not that day only, but in every hand of a life time. I've known a few "amateur's like that. They could drop into a tournament at any level, and given a partner with the same gifts, win.
Maybe we've all run across them.. you know, the kind who can simultaneously play 3 or more chess games in his head without using a board, and win.
I'd like to see a tourney in which bridge was more of a passion than a ‘profession’.
Oct. 22, 2015
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I play 2 as game forcing diamond raise, no four card major. My 4 RKC 14/30 , looking for a diamond slam
Oct. 21, 2015
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Yes, I'd honestly like to see more of his bridge postings. He has a sparkling wit, and keen analysis of bridge hands.
Oct. 21, 2015
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This seems a great idea. A question though.. if someone has won a calcutta, or a lot of money gambling in rubber bridge, would that disallow their amateur status?
Oct. 20, 2015
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Did you just compose all that? Amazing! :)
Oct. 19, 2015
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Actually, your posting above came off with the very same tone that I would expect (after reading his posts) that Dean would use. It was denigrating, a put down. JoAnna is being honest. If you didn't like Dean's linguistic barbs, then don't use them yourself.
Oct. 19, 2015
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Having read though a lot of his old posts, (not all yet, because its a project), I get the sense that the people he is most likely to offend are those who can take it, the elite bridge players. To those of us, like me, who are fairly standard, I think he would be more instructive. He is very funny, and more than that, he actually does a lot of work and experimenting with hand play, and bidding. I was introduced to a whole new aspect of bridge by reading his posts. If there were a site where he posted his bridge opinions, in English, I would join that site, because I think I may run out of reading material at the bridgewinner's site. In the past year when he's been absent he's probably got more thoughts in that busy brain of his to share with the universe. I know he's involved in winning bidding poles on the Australian bridge site.
Oct. 19, 2015
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Comparing what Dean said in his posts to being a “child molester” is over and above, just wrong, IMO.
His entries about bridge are insightful and instructive. He is a passionate person apparently.
He can discuss bridge in my living room anytime. The question remains> Where does he play bridge live? What's his bridge history?
Oct. 18, 2015
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Who exactly IS Dean? The Dean that is from Croatia appears to be a young rock musician. Perhaps that is wrong, because I can't identify the music style. Apart from that, his facility with English is incredible, even for an American. He had an amazingly large amount of followers drawn from most of the elite bridge players on here.
And his knowledge of bridge laws , and his attention to the minutest details of bridge games was phenomenal. Its my impression that that isn't his real name, because I couldn't find any bridge results for him, except in bridgewinners. So , any ideas?
Oct. 18, 2015
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If its part of your system to rebid 3NT with a running seven card minor suit, and an outside ace, then this hand fits that description and you must bid 3NT. If you don't bid 3NT, then you haven't told your partner what you have.If you do bid 3NT, he can take part in the auction in an informed way and set the contract, and you won't miss 6 D if its there.
Oct. 18, 2015
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Lunch is served , included in the cost, at those clubs in Manhattan.
Oct. 17, 2015
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I wasn't here when he was posting, but I looked up and read all his posts. He was a great writer, and extremely witty… it just happens to have been at other's expense. He reminded me of a sword fighter dancing around his opponent and making stabs of verbal brilliance. However though all that it was very apparent he loved bridge, and he loved the laws of bridge, and knew them well. He pointed out the hypocrisy he detected in bridge players. One post he made , the one where over a one diamond bid, the partner waited for ? minutes before bidding 4 spades. The opener left it in. I think that example was given to show the integrity of the opener, who because of the time taken to make the response, let the 4 spades stand. (it was exclusion blackwood.) Many of his posts I found really entertaining, like watching David Letterman in his heyday. (remember David and Oprah Winfrey).
Oct. 17, 2015
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Do you play spiral? If you don't then discuss it with your partner so next time a similar situation comes up you can legally inform your partner what you have.
Oct. 15, 2015
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3NT is a systemic bid, a solid running suit. Have to bid it in our system.
Oct. 14, 2015
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This may be going off on a tangent here, but I really wish BBO could come up with GIB's who could be directed to play a specific bidding system, and carding,ie, mine, and I could play my own system, to practice it. We all know that bidding systems make a great deal of difference in the results, and I'd like to see how mine compares with other systems. Then I'd be really happy to play GIB tourneys!
Oct. 13, 2015
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Bless your heart, you've just restored Kevin's faith!
Oct. 13, 2015
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Who was that? Can you PM me?
Oct. 13, 2015
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I asked a sysop if BBO could determine if the players were on skype, and they said no, they couldn't. I think there has to be some way that a lot of the bbo tourneys allow scores of way above 70 % . Perhaps its two players in the same house/ room?
Oct. 13, 2015
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