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Hank Youngerman
Hank Youngerman
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Member Since
Aug. 30, 2011
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired Actuary.  I enjoy good bridge and hope to be able to play it someday.  I have zero interest in masterpoints.  Took ten years where I drastically scaled back my bridge play.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning 6 team events with 17 different teammates in a regional.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Hamilton Club, Philly PA.
ACBL Ranking
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Musings on the ACBL National K/O
Given the ease of video connections - you could even use FaceTime - I agree. I don't know if there is an Android analogue for FaceTime, but there probably is. Video does seem far more secure than just audio, although neither is perfect.
Musings on the ACBL National K/O
I've won several Vanderbilt/Spingold matches, lost more, lost a few very close, and some by a mountain, but we had one - the 1997 Dallas Vanderbilt I think - probably the first round, we played a team where I think two of the four players had won world championships and ...
When should you use Stayman?
Without the bolding I probably would have said "yes." But "always" is a bit of an overbid.
Do they deserve each other?
With an assist from West, who persuaded North that South would be short in .
Musings on the ACBL National K/O
They have to walk before they can run. What would a non-elite event look like? They already have endless pair games for the rank and file. Swiss team events would be particularly difficult to run with the current online tools. If this KO goes well, maybe next time they'll ...
Musings on the ACBL National K/O
I am pleased to see the ACBL experimenting. This is a great time to do it. The ACBL would be hard-pressed to announce, sans the virus, "We are going to run serious NABC+ events online." But it's better than nothing, and hopefully an opportunity to find out what works ...
Opening standards: LTC vs Point Count
I second that emotion. I regularly check my hands with the KR calculator after the hand, to try to get a better handle on my judgment. Both LTC and point count entirely ignore body cards. For example, AJxxxx KJxx xx x scores 12.1, but AJT9xx KJT9 xx x scores ...
Another Tournament Idea
Our first tournament will probably be an open knockout with a progressive consolation. If that goes well, we may then run a limited event also - teams can enter both. I don't think we will try to enforce entry restrictions for the limited event, but the penalty for playing in ...
Another Tournament Idea
Side comments about masterpoints. This goes back a number of years, but I was walking past the partnership desk and a pair was looking for another pair, and the partnership person said "How many masterpoints do you have?" and they said "About 50 each." The partnership person said "Oh, I ...
Assess the blame or credit
For the second choice, don't you mean "North should bid 4N and correct 5 to ?"
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