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Greg Lawler
Greg Lawler
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 19, 2011
Last Seen
13 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
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

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
I have gone through 2019 without winning a single ACBL master point
Regular Bridge Partners
BBO Username
fuquay (I often do vugraph commentary under this name)
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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The Kibs Are Not Alright
Ralph, Have you every watched an awards show like the Oscars? Is the fact that the winners have been determined days before the show make it less exciting to you?
The Kibs Are Not Alright
Ralph, Just to make sure we are on the same page --- you do realize that in the set-up we hope for you will still be able to feed the commentator ideas via chat and that when the commentator receives that idea, the commentator will not know how the players will ...
The Kibs Are Not Alright
Ralph, Those who study probability know that probabilistic modeling is often based on lack of information at the time rather than actual chance or randomness. The fact that the play of the hand has occurred by the time the match is played does not discredit the mathematical model being used ...
The Kibs Are Not Alright
Ralph, the commentator/kibitzer interaction is an important part of the experience, I agree, but in theory this can happen just as well if the commentator and kibitzer are both watching thirty minutes after the hand was actually played.
The Kibs Are Not Alright
I think there is a big difference between on-line play and F2F bridge in terms of the importance of seeing things "live". During a F2F tournament, the people at the tournament, or at least those in or near the rooms where the finals are, quickly find out who won a ...
KS many years later
I think this is key when answering this question --- in your system, what do you expect of the opening hand in the auction 1m --- 1M --- 2M ?
The Kibs Are Not Alright
For me the fact that the match actually occurred thirty minutes earlier does not affect my view of commentating. However, the current setup (which may just be a software issue that can be resolved) makes the commentating much less enjoyable. What is lost is the ability to easily go back ...
The Hand That Made 8!D Illegal
Actually I think it not that uncommon at favorable vulnerability. Only requires being able to take 6 tricks. KQJTxxx in a suit will do it.
Anti cheating committee
Please take this as a serious bridge question. If your bridge judgment is such that bidding 4 is correct over the 3 response, isn't that also a reason why you should choose to bid puppet Stayman rather than a direct 3N if that were available? But you ...
Anti cheating committee
<---- will not be playing poker with Justin Lall
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