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David Morris
David Morris
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 11, 2014
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I love our game. I'm more interested in improving than in playing, so I study daily. I became a life master back when that was a high achievement (before strats, before MP inflation). I much prefer playing "up" to "playing down," which to me is a totally different game and not much fun. I'd sure like to find an equal and somewhat steady partner here in south Texas, but prospects aren't that favorable. That causes me pain and sends me to the robots for practice. I most enjoy the more difficult and more subtle parts of our game.

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
attending a dinner during a Nashville regonal at the home of Tom and Carol Sanders
Bridge Accomplishments
finished 2nd in a couple of regional mens pairs 150 years ago
Regular Bridge Partners
none at present
Member of Bridge Club(s)
I play mostly at the Fiesta DBC in San Antonio
Favorite Tournaments
anything nearby
Favorite Conventions
I play 2/1 with the normal stuff. I don't much care for the more obscure ones, b/c remembering them distracts from my judgment.
BBO Username
Engnr4U
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Let's eliminate "ACBL Official", "USBF Official", etc.
I always look at it as someone hiding, as cowardice. The membership seems to want greater transparency, and gets this instead. Maybe it won't change anytime soon. Still, it's indefensible and sad, IMO.
Can we go back to talking about bridge in stead of corona?
You hold 3 small, 3 small, 3 small, and 4 small. Before you can call, and with no warning, the event is cancelled due to coronavirus. For once, you are so glad you got dealt this hot mess.
CDC says older adults (60+) should “stay at home as much as possible” due to coronavirus
What about the questionable use of "League," as in 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea?
Hesitation Auction
Is it because you're really playing to get the best out of yourself? Or maybe, because it's fun to play? Or, you just love the game? All these and more?
Hesitation Auction
Bad players have taken flyers since the beginning of time. Some fraction of them work out. Write down the score and move for the next round.
What do you expect?
I'd say a minimum of two places to play, and more likely three. Two low unbids would be my second choice. It could also be a strong NT type hand at some colors. Good poll, Jeannie!
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
Karen, that idea certainly has merit, since finishing first in any event is its own reward. For that same reason, the stinging second place should always rate the greater prize.
ACBL - Time to add new GLM Ranks?
1. I don't know Eric Sieg, so I have no reason to disparage his ambition. 2. The very last thing the ACBL needs at this juncture is more attention to a class of self-perceived "elite" players. 3. Let the snobbish ones show up where we meet and gracefully demonstrate ...
What, if anything, do you miss about bridge in 1970?
Disco balls.
Strategy for Winning NABC Pair Event
I learned that if you play your best, it is possible to finish in the top three places, but as to which place you'll be, its usually a matter of pure, dumb, luck. What is hard is to play your best throughout an entire event. If you're well ...
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