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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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Monaco Decline 2014 EBL Gold Medal!
It is certaInly within Pierre Zimmermann's power to declare publicly that the team would like to forfeit its medals.
Honolulu BOD Journal
If the price of entries need to be raised for people not staying at the host hotel (presumably because the people staying at the host hotel are already paying inflated prices some of which are used to cover the playing space), there is no logical reason to exempt locals from ...
ACBL Club Appreciation Team games.
Just curious, are there really directors who don't think they can run a club team game?
Honolulu BOD Journal
If you are upgrading Axx, Axxx, AQxx, xx without strong spots, then I would say your range begins at a good 14
What is the best Grosvenor Gambit you've seen?
The difference is that a false card potentially wins a trick for the defense that they would not otherwise win. A Grosvenor yields no gain to the defense (with a risk of a loss if declarer is clairvoyant) other than the psychological effect it has on declarer.
I would bid 3N over 1
Should Monaco Decline 2014 EBL Gold Medal?
Since he wrote "Monaco team" I assumed that he meant the Monaco team.
Special Bridge Rate
Just a thought --- casino hotels are likely to charge less for visitors who they think are coming to gamble a lot. Players coming for a bridge tournament are less likely to do so and it makes (some) sense that such people should pay more for their rooms.
Changes to Trials Policy
The problem is that while Open would be at the top of almost everyone's list, the order of thee other three, Women/Senior/Mixed is not the same for everybody
Should Monaco Decline 2014 EBL Gold Medal?
Quoting Peter: Therefore there is no need to decline the medal, if Monaco thinks the CAS decision was intelligently made. ------------ This is getting to the crux of the matter. For one's own teammates one needs more than a finding of a panel (effectively the vote of one person) who ...
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