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Al Hollander
Al Hollander
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 20, 2010
Last Seen
10 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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Senior COC issues with fewer teams entering
is there a way to identify these non-participants to find out which changes to non-Open USBCs might entice future attendance?
The time has come: Senior USBC Seeding
one concern i have always had with the 2:1 weighing is that the 2 is based on INDVIDUAL and the 1 is based on TEAM. i.e. 2/3 of seeding points come from a combination of: acbl monsterpoints, team events where neither teammates nor partner(s) are on ...
The time has come: Senior USBC Seeding
Mike, when this topic first arose, i questioned if there should also be SPs for performance in the World Championship Senior Team events. That was shot down, but i don't recall the argument Probably has something to do with having to age into being eligible, so rookies never had ...
The time has come: Senior USBC Seeding
was typing my response to David when this came in treating RR as an event that earns SPs in a way that is analogous to Reisinger would be an approach consistent with my suggestion of altering the algorithm that uses both RR and SPs from the other stuff
The time has come: Senior USBC Seeding
regardless of which method is used to determine top 3 or 4 seeds, I think when top 3 get to choose the QF opponent, we should also consider the WBF approach where #1 also sets the SemiFinal bracket rather than a shuffle of 3/4. I believe historically, if RR ...
The time has come: Senior USBC Seeding
I agree with the sentiment that RR should be meaningful. Historically, I think the algorithm of VSR combined with a magical adjustment based upon RR has failed to do that. I am sure others will argue that BOTH VSR & RR should factor into the KO Seeding, but maybe there is ...
RIP - Jan Janitschke
my one contact with Jan was at a Las Vegas National circa 1990. between rounds i went out into the hall and Jan was whistling. I started whistling along, which got a nod of approval. but i lost points when i confessed that i did not remember if the piece ...
Plea to BBO software developers
does WBF page show board # or how many boards have been played? seems to me it was the latter, so when boards 17-32 in play, when a table is on #20, an up-to-date display would show scores thru 3 board # would be MUCH better an addtional useful piece of information ...
Defense to Opposing Actions Showing Two Suits
lower=lower is how UvU began it is easy to remember, some use the mnemonic 'corresponding major' where = and - it is theoretically flawed 1-(2N:minors)-3[] opener has to pick a major even if: * non-descript suit * at bet tolerance when ...
Results from Wuhan 44th World Championships
why are you all looking at the trump suit in isolation [and/or biased by seeing all 4 hands] west has shown and east has raised, so west has 4/5 if you trust east's Q then west has 5 assuming declarer cannot handle 4-1 trump ...

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