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Brian Platnick
Brian Platnick
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 16, 2011
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

In addition to playing bridge, I am currently a member of the ACBL seeding committee.  I have also coached 2 junior pairs in the program run by Michael and Debbie Rosenberg.  When not playing bridge, I spend my time trading stock options, chilling with my family, and traveling. 

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the 2017 Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 1991 World Juniors, 2010 Spingold, 2017 Spingold, 2010 Rosenblum, several other 1st/2nd place finishes in NABC events. WBF World Grand Master,
Regular Bridge Partners
John Diamond.
Favorite Tournaments
USBF team trials
Favorite Conventions
Precision
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Harrison Luba's bidding problem: AKQ8xx --- xx KJT7x
Oren, 6C is the kind of bid about which Caprera might make an unacceptable gender-based insult. With apologies to Popeye’s friend, I will just call it wimpy.
Why is this day different from all others?
David, The rules are very clear. If the top bracket is "open to all" and a GLM-eligibile player MUST play in the top bracket, there is no credit him/her with a minimum of 10k MPs. My opinion is that the directors erred in moving another team ahead of you ...
Why is this day different from all others?
Ray, My reading comprehension skills go downhill each passing year, so I apologize if I am misinterpreting what you are saying. Are you disagreeing with Greg Lawler or agreeing with him? You seem to disagree, but what he states seems correct. Rule 3 has 2 possibilities for bracketed events: (1 ...
Bid the correct grand
If partner doesn't have the jack of spades, I would expect 7C to be a better contract than 7NT.
Respect Thy Partner
I agree that discussion of the hands should wait until after the session with one exception: a misunderstanding about a call or signal. For example, if JD passes what I thought was a forcing bid or forcing pass, I like to resolve our agreement. Criticizing partners or teammates during the ...
Why is this day different from all others?
Adam, Maybe that player should be made to sleep on the floor.
Why is this day different from all others?
I often find Caprera to be obnoxious, frequently ranting, but rarely egotistical.
Is this 3!s bid forcing?
If partner has a suitable hand, he doesn’t need encouragement.
Michael Xu's bidding problem: x AQx KQJxxx Axx
For all pairs, especially those playing in Salsomaggiore ... Do your bidding notes cover: 1D (1S) P (2S) Dbl (P) 2NT And 1D (1S) P (2S) 2NT Do you have general rules for “2NT in competition”?
Respect Thy Partner
Hi Larry, Does the same rule apply to teammates?
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