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Giovanni Bobbio
Giovanni Bobbio
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July 28, 2011
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about me

I played lots of bridge in my 20's, before real life took over.

Represented Italy in Junior events around 1989, in a team that included some who became the best players of my generation: Sementa, Versace, Nunes among others.

Won the Italian Open Pairs Championship in 2016.

Won the Italian IMP Pairs Championship in 2019.


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Master as a racist term
Louis, can you think of a reason why Oregon has few black people other than them not choosing to live there? What about Native Americans choosing to live in reserves rather than riding the plains, or Jews choosing to live in ghettos?
Master as a racist term
John, I am under the impression that in English you can verb anything.
Master as a racist term
I wasn't implying that the ABA was founded because the ACBL excluded blacks, rather that bridge clubs in general excluded them.
Master as a racist term
Isn't there an ABA just because?
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David Carlisle vs Bridge World Standard is just another opinion as in flat earthers vs round earthers. Kidding, not so bad.
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Interestingly, problem A of the May 2020 issue of The Bridge World concerns the reopening bid after 1 - P - P The director says, and I quote: "Double followed by a new suit could be 5=3=2=3 with around 17 HCP, give or take..." This shows how far ...
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Ian, my whole contribution to this discussion has been answering Mike's question "what's wrong with 1". You can still bid it, of course, and it may work out well regardless.
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Who said you do not understand something? I said you are overlooking it, as evidenced by the irrelevant point you just made about overcalling 1.
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David , I do not disagree with this statement, especially since I dislike planning to double then bid a suit this weak. However you fail to keep into account that this is in the passout position. The hand is simply too strong according to how most people play. You can bid ...
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Neither, Ian. Ranges for bids in the passout seat are slightly lower that in the direct seat for good and logical reasons. If you want to quibble about the amount be my guest, but the principle is - dare I say - universal.

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