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Allan Graves
Allan Graves
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 19, 2011
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Pro
about me

Bridge Teacher and professional player Interested in : Bridge Teaching focus and methods Meditation ( Mindfullness /Awareness training ) practice for bridge players.  University degree in Education. Member Canadian bridge Hall of Fame ,2017 Senior world Champion  USA team , 15 Canadian and USA National Championships. ( 3 of those we renounced but ACBL refused to honour our request)  Feel free to contact me for more information and resources. University major and credentials in Student Centered Education. 


Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Canadian Bridge Hall of fame. 2017 Senior World Champion USA, ACBL Grand Life master . 15 Canadian and USA National championships
Favorite Conventions
18-19 balanced 2D opener
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Bridge and Sex on the High Seas
Ron is a truly great guy. We regularly converse about our shared passion for Pro Hockey He likes the Sharks. I have followed my team for over 60 years both in minor and NHL hockey but also they must hold the pro record for futility in any sport , so I ...
Question for Accountants (of benefit to Pros)
Steve it is not what you call it , it is what it is . It is similar to the issues that determine if you are an employee or a contractor . If you give a nice watch to a friend on their birthday it is a gift . If you give the same ...
San Francisco BoD meeting
In my opinion this issue has been one of the most damaging to the health of the ACBL. First there is no law restricting non profits from using a franchise model That the ACBL has based its decision making process regarding clubs on Peter Rank without getting a professional analysis ...
Use of resources
The most egregious ACBL policy failure has been its complete reluctance to make owning a bridge club a good investment. It costs money to provide a good club committed to good service and market expansion. They do not offer any market protection whatsoever to a club owner who is willing ...
Trying it on ?
Takeout is standard . The management is not and should be alerted
Why am I not that crazy about Bridge anymore these days?
David , not to worry “ A moment to learn . A lifetime to master “ truly describes bridge . Hamman once told me “ the best of us are bad , the rest are hopeless “ Bridge will always be compelling , we can rest assured of that .
BOD Restructure Vote
I support the motion for most of the positive reasons put forward by my fellow concerned bridge players. It is a critical first step that we begin to move to a smaller board that can begin to deal with the host of major problems facing the world of bridge , both ...
RIP Ken Cohen
I played a few events with Kenny . Great player. We were only casual friends as we ran in different circles but I always enjoyed his company. This is sad .
Yusuf Sohtorik's bidding problem: 64 QJT7 76 QJT86
I missread the problem. LOL I would pass . No reason to take a position on this hand. The partnership bid is to Pass.
Which Slam Is Best
If I was a coach I would ask my pair to play a regional without any ace asking conventions except 4NT last train when obvious . That would give them more confidence to “bid a hand out “ if the decision to keycard or not was close .

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