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Al Hollander
Al Hollander
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 20, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours 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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Prelude to Bermuda Bowl-1959
[b]In 1956 the Spingold/Master Team of 4 ended in a 3-way tie; not possible in a double KO. I am guessing it was a VP format in 1956. Goren’s team defeated the Roth-Stone and the Apfel team in a playoff to determine the 1957 Bermuda Bowl entry ...
Symmetric Two-Bids (clubs and diamonds both strong and artificial)
Bridge World, May 1970, p.15-17 What's New in Bridge Symmetric Two-Bids Jon R. Nance 2 = a) BAL, 23-24 b) strong or 2 = a) BAL, 25-26 b) strong or [i]possible memory aid bid minor or corresponding major[/i] in both cases step ...
Peter - mentioned in a different thread, for a different reason the following confirms your understanding of the 4 players being expelled the other discussion was confirmation of Nicolas' assertion that Balicki-Zmudzinski are NOT listed as being disciplined by ACBL
Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
in support of Nicolas' statement re: status neither player is listed in the latest acbl whodunit document
Sources on the early history of bridge
already in Australia immediately suggests Tim Bourke and his donated collection as a resource i have at least one clipping of a Sidney Lenz article, but don't recall it being apropos for your task.
Guidelines for BBO Vugraph Commentators
What, if any, impact do you think this thread had on bbo vugraph commentary during the Orlando World Bridge Series marathon?
World Bridge Series Pairs Winners
at the Orlando WBS, isn't the WBF also concurrently holding an event for Juniors doing battle for the Joan Gerard Cup? correction: Joan Gerard Trophy, not Cup
drat - that is strike 2 you would think that in an election year i would know when to waffle
top 16 from qualifying swiss got to pick R64 opponent from bottom 32. the remaining teams were shuffled apologies to anyone who saw my commentary on sunday when i incorrectly said top 16 choose from bottom 16. i trusted input from someone rather than verifying for myself in the Supplementary ...
i applaud the sentiment, but wonder about the implementation presumably this is a non-issue in ACBL-land (expulsion) and the WBF (no invitation) but I am not sure about events hosted by other Zones. Biggest concern is probably EBL because the big scandals of this decade have all involved European players ...

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