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Greg Lawler
Greg Lawler
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Member Since
March 19, 2011
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about me

I am a math professor at the University of Chicago who played more bridge when I was younger (became LM when I was 22 in the late 1970s) but have played only infrequently in the last twenty years.  

United States of America

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The ACBL: a Byword for Incompetence?
Either this was absolutely logical or completely ridiculous so we need one more detail. Was the sandwich served before or after sundown and was the event to end before sundown? If the idea was to use the sandwich as a substitute for lunch in order to finish before sundown, then ...
The ACBL: a Byword for Incompetence?
I almost never go to ACBL tournaments, but this post gets to me. I have been involved in a number of organizations where meetings, conferences, workshops, etc., were run by a combination of volunteers and some professional staff. There are times when things go wrong but we understand that there ...
The Next Step
Joe, One could perhaps consider the better comparison would be cheating on taxes because so many other people are doing so that one thinks to be fair to oneself one needs to do as well. Of course, this does not make it right! I do not know the details of ...
The Next Step
I was the Vugraph operator for this segment and I do not remember noticing this exchange between the two of them so it must have been a minor thing.
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
It would be too much to expect the organizing committee to have someone at every table recording every play.
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
Gene, I find what you write amusing. you quoted a definition of meritocracy ...people whose progress is based on ability and talent rather than on class privilege or wealth. I am fine with this definition and what I pointed out was that there are people who win bridge championships not ...
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
I am not sure a sport/game in which the majority of the top teams at the top US tournament are paid by one of their players to play with them would naturally be called a meritocracy.
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
Before anyone takes this too seriously, these hands were played in all the matches. It just happened to be the match that the USA teams played together. On a more serious note, I thought match 11 was rather late for the USA teams to play. Since there is only one ...
I have just read this - Fantunes
If someone makes a law that says the world is flat, that does not make the world flat.
World Youth Team Championships August 8-18 2018
In sports in the US, the terms boys and girls are used in high school and men and women are used in college/university typically. This is not so relevant here since there is no boys/mens competition.
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