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Barry Dehlin
Barry Dehlin
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Member Since
July 31, 2010
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
First NABC (DC 2009)
Bridge Accomplishments
District GNT B champion
Favorite Tournaments
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Why Abstain?
Other -- I sometimes have no strong feelings, but want to see how experts I respect have voted. I can't see the names of who responded how unless I vote or abstain.
World Junior Online Championship - BBO Sunday
7-player teams?
Mel Coshamiro's Rule of "17"
"As they apply it, they will learn when the rule works and when it does not..." Pretty sure this is empirically wrong for the vast majority. I agree with using rules as starting points, but the problem is that too many teachers (maybe including Colchamiro?) stop at the rule and ...
Expected turnout for the Soloway KO in San Francisco?
I'd support Michael's idea if and only if each team can pre-specify the ensuing KO event(s) for which they want to be eligible. Lower-point teams should have the right to say they are NOT candidates for the open KO field. I do not want to see a ...
Open letter to Robb Gordon
What's the back story on why Robb Gordon asked to be briefed on this system?
Barry Dehlin's bidding problem: --- AQT532 KJ964 J4
We don't make crappy two-suited bids on nothing that paint a picture for the opponents' play of the hand when we have little hope to win the auction except in misfits.
ATB -620 instead of +620
I was the bidder Richard cites from the other thread. While I'm not entirely convinced I was right there, the bid was made in 4th seat over a 3rd-seat opener on a deal that was almost certainly a part-score battle. So I think it's a different situation than ...
The old min-offshape take-out double question
@Richard: So what's your call w/ the first hand?
The old min-offshape take-out double question
Yesterday I made two 3334 takeout doubles in the two-session open pairs event in Vegas. First with Q93 Q53 AK85 QJ4 in 4th seat (us vul) after RHO opened 1. Then with AK75 932 AQ2 Q86 in 3rd seat (nobody vul) after RHO opened 1. Our card is ...
What is an Expert in EBUland?
Yes, apologies...the Round of 64 concept is somewhat nonsensical. So instead focus on the absolute number of ~150 experts...that's a better definition of the line that seems drawn quite high to me.
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