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Eric Gettleman
Eric Gettleman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 1, 2012
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Avid bridge player, though with kids/work, am generally limited to a a long weekend at each of Spring/Summer NABC.

Learned to play in graduate school ~2005, and have fallen in love with the game more every passing year.

Math geek, finance/engineering nerd.

Favorite part of playing the game is meeting new people every year (and making lasting connections).

Just got certified as a bridge teacher so that next year I can volunteer at my son's middle school and teach after school once a week.  Need to get kids involved in the game.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Really enjoy making new friends each NABC, and seeing them tournament after tournament - gives me hope that bridge will live on.
Bridge Accomplishments
Winning the 3-day 0-2500 pairs in Atlanta
Regular Bridge Partners
Paul Holmes, David Venetianer, George Klemic
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Columbia DBC (Columbia, MD)
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
Full Strong Club system
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Potential cheating in the coming ACBL Endless Summer Tournament
Gary - that would whole-heartedly, and I'm truly sorry that happened to you. With online regional events, I'm much less concerned, and look very forward to playing - even if faced with potential cheaters. Big difference in NABC+ events - it would break my heart.
Does full disclosure include frequency disclosure?
Paul.....I have seen the randomness of your partner’s bidding - no way you could ascribe a frequency accurately. Oh wait...that’s me. I say over-disclose, especially if against people that may not be familiar playing against precision.
Potential cheating in the coming ACBL Endless Summer Tournament
I love bridge for many reasons (including, but not limited to the logical challenges it presents, the partnership aspect, and the friends I have made over the years). To cheat at bridge is something I can't begin to contemplate - as it would suck the joy out of the game ...
Ethics re: opening 1NT with small singleton in quasi-ACBL competition
As his partner, I can say this is the first (and I hope only) time he has done this. Not the hand I was expecting at all. Paul has very high ethics, and hence his bringing it here. As an aside, my view on ethical is that it’s not ...
Bridge Winners Online Charity Team League EDIT: CANCELED
Another great BW idea. I didn’t see what may be the optimal time as a choice. Late enough so that West Cost can join but not so late that East Cost people that have to work the next morning are up too late. I’d suggest 8:30 or ...
“Virtually Every Expert Pair Plays [Insert Convention or Treatment Here]...”
This is a fun and interesting thank you. While there was one comment about transfer over weak 2's/doubles of them, I think there are a few items around weak 2's I haven't seen (though may have missed them). Ogust Transfer McCabe (lead-directing xfer/possible ...
Where is Everyone?
Brian...your generosity during these times is laudable (but not surprising for those that know you). Follow-up thought...any chance a group of professional/top-tier players would be willing to do a Pro-Am online? Get a 10+ table game, with a 16 or 24 board session on BBO where all ...
Jorge Barrera Wins Spring NABC Robot Individual
Yes. Congratulations to Jorge, very well done. As an aside, while you may not think much of robots bridge, looking at the people like Phil, Alex Perlin, Leo Lasota and others, there is clearly a strong overlap in skills required to be successful both at the table and with bots ...
2020 Spring Online KO (was BBO Vanderbilt): They're off!
Tom...thanks so much for organizing this. Please put me down for a team.
Online Bridge Teacher For Kids Needed
sign my kids up as well - 12 and 9.

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