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Adam Parrish
Adam Parrish
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Member Since
Jan. 27, 2011
Last Seen
Sept. 20
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player/teacher/writer and Bridge Winners admin. When not playing bridge I'm writing plays. Or more accurately procrastinating, telling myself I should be working on a play. I live in New York City and am on the board of GNYBA (Unit 155) and serve as New York's Youth Bridge Coordinator.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Watching partner play 5C with an 8-4 trump split.
Bridge Accomplishments
A few top 10s, including 4th in Wernher Pairs with a frisky 14-year-old.
Regular Bridge Partners
No one who plays bridge can be considered "regular."
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I'd imagine that going from the juniors, where you're having fun, making friends, and playing against people your own age, to open bridge, where it's mostly old farts, is a rather jarring transition. And open bridge is a lot less fun. That's why so many younger ...
USA juniors victorious in Croatia
Well done!
Congratulations to Adam and Zach!
Not bad, boys.
I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore
I would certainly do more than just check the result at the other table. I'm just saying that's a data point that suggests 6 is a possible final contract. I would certainly do a lot more than, "NO harm, no foul."
I am mad as hell and I am not going to take it anymore
I see two issues: adjusting the score and/or assigning a procedural penalty for taking advantage of the UI. If you bid 2 with this hand, surely you have some plan for a followup to set spades in a forcing way and explore a possible slam. There's no ...
Expected turnout for the Soloway KO in San Francisco?
My family aren't all bridge players. They get off work on the actual Thanksgiving. They celebrate on the actual Thanksgiving. I've suggested celebrating a week early or late; didn't go over well.
Expected turnout for the Soloway KO in San Francisco?
Election results aren't finalized until September 15. So we'll see in a month or so. But if I get elected, yes, it will mean missing Thanksgiving at home. And my mom will probably cry every year.
Charlotte Does Things Right
I've been to a fair number of sectionals, and I thought this one was exceptional.
Expected turnout for the Soloway KO in San Francisco?
Why is your disappointment limited to this scheduling decision, and not the bigger issue of holding this tournament over Thanksgiving? If we had the tournament another time starting with the Soloway wouldn't be a big deal.
Expected turnout for the Soloway KO in San Francisco?
Kevin, we manage to have two other nationals each year that aren't over a holiday. Why is the fall different? When I told my mom that if I got elected as District Director I'd have to miss Thanksgiving for the next few years, she started crying. Literally crying ...

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