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Al Hollander
Al Hollander
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 20, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
getting harry goldwater to laugh when opp called director on me
Bridge Accomplishments
bbo vugraph commentator, extensive library
Regular Bridge Partners
none this millenium
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
none this millenium
Favorite Conventions
big club, relay, transfer/flip-flop in non-nt
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Post 15. The Bridge Magazine 1931. Editors -in-Chief Mr. Milton C. Work & Mr. Charles True Adams
thanks Tim! i tried unsuccessfully to examine the State Library of Victoria catalogue -- but i haven't given up (yet)
Post 15. The Bridge Magazine 1931. Editors -in-Chief Mr. Milton C. Work & Mr. Charles True Adams
Bridge Headquarters published "The Official System" in 1931 Bridge World, July 1932 announced the formation of US Bridge Association which supposedly put an end to the feud between the Culbertson and the other US authorities. Bridge Headquarters released "The New Standardized Official System of Contract Bridge" in 1932. The pictures ...
PRECISION 2!C Opening rebid question: What is this Double
to some extent, the best choice depends upon what type of hands are and are not included in 2. e.g. what is meaning of 2-3x a) looking for fit in major OR willing to play some level of b) includes invite with 5+ c) includes ...
March 2018 Southern California Bridge News
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Standard Exclusion???
below the trump suit, if you think in steps - the mnemonic should be for steps i.e. D1P2 that means: [u]if you play RKC1430:[/u] DBL = step1 = 1/4, PASS = step2 = 0/3, 1st free bid = step3 = 2 without Q 2nd free bid = step4 = 2 with Q [u]if ...
The Best Bridge Writer
or Marshall Miles (added too late) apologies - i missed MULTIPLE references to Miles along with the books, his articles in Bridge World and comments in Master Solvers' Clubs provided entertainment, instruction and a path to thinking bridge
calculating likely distribution
Richard - you have no future in politics
calculating likely distribution
cool approaches - thanks i knew 95% chance of 0/1 was still (way) too high
calculating likely distribution
i absolutely agree that commentary should have been about the selection of lead rather than the dogmatic statement that was actually made - i.e. that it was 100% that partner had 0/1 i mentioned to the table that the auction would have been the same if opener was ...
calculating likely distribution
as soon as a was led, the commentator said, without explanation/qualification, that it was 100% that partner held 0-1. I did not believe it - but did not know how to support that large gut reaction. since posting, i have wondered if i should have asked frequency of ...

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