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Al Hollander
Al Hollander
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 20, 2010
Last Seen
Feb. 18
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)
none
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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What's a sensible defence against short-diamond Mini-Roman?
key to this defense over Precision 2 (more accurate name than "mini-Roman" is the assumption that your side will not play that is why 3 can be used to differentiate the strength of overcalls. the split-range use of DBL = BAL 13-15 or 19-21 (or 19+) in ...
Post 12 - Bridge Correspondents - Miss Alice Mackenzie, John Beamish, John Darrack & A. G. Figgins - Saturday, 13th January 2018
1) i had heard that Tannah Hirsch, who was in charge of various "Goren Enterprises", ghosted many of the Goren literature. not sure if that would have overlapped or followed Frey 2) had never heard about anything by Reese being ghosted. I knew this would be an intriguing subject
Post 12 - Bridge Correspondents - Miss Alice Mackenzie, John Beamish, John Darrack & A. G. Figgins - Saturday, 13th January 2018
off topic, but Richard's comment about anonymity made me wonder if it would ever be possible to identify which literature was ghost written - and by whom. i have seen various attempts to translate pseudonym to a real name, but the ghost writer issue only seems to be mentioned in ...
Dutch doubleton or transfer responses?
if you want to see Dutch Doubleton in action, scope out BBO Vugraph of Dutch Teams Semi-Final this weekend Jan 13 & 14 some version of Dutch Doubleton is played by SIX of the nine pairs Brink-Drijver(Bas) Nab-Drijver(Bob) van den Bos-van Lankveld Bakkeren-Bakkeren Ramondt-Westra Hop-Wortel for completeness: Wijs-Muller & van ...
History of Duplicate Bridge
i remember in 1976 one of my friends needed a section top in the open pairs to guarantee a place on the McKenney list. back then, you needed to earn 300 points in a year to make the list. for the 2016 Barry Crane Top 500, the final position required ...
History of Duplicate Bridge
not sure if this is readable or if you need to log in with your acbl # to access online bulletins https://www.nxtbook.com/acbl/bridgebulletin/2017_03/index.php#/24 just checked -- you have to log in
History of Duplicate Bridge
ACBL Bulletin, March 2017, p.24 shows the list "Top 500 Masterpoint Contest Winners" it goes back to the 1937 McKenney Trophy winner, Charles Goren (winning total 179) thru 2016 Barry Crane Top 500 winner, Chris Compton (3421 monsterpoints) finding the list on acbl.org -- can't ever help with ...
History of Duplicate Bridge
using Peter's link, i was able to find a pdf copy of "Duplicate Whist", John T Mitchell, copyright 1896 https://ia800305.us.archive.org/12/items/duplicatewhist00mitc/duplicatewhist00mitc.pdf
History of Duplicate Bridge
congratulations on the addition to your library "The Whist Reference Book", William Mill Butler, 1898, has a large section on Duplicate Whist. One interesting story says that 'Cavendish' wrote in "Bell's Life", March 6, 1857 - his first contribution to whist literature - about a match he was in where the ...
Shouldn't Garozzo be in the ACBL Hall of Fame?
There is no WBF Hall of Fame Recently EBL (European Bridge League) started its Hall of Fame and Garozzo is in the first group of inductees http://www.eurobridge.org/people/distinctions/hall-of-fame/ There were some articles - either in Daily Bulletins from 2017 Lyon World Championships or the earlier 2017 ...
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