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Howard Kahlenberg
Howard Kahlenberg
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 14, 2011
Last Seen
10 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Winner of 2013 Vanderbilt fantasy bracket

Don't call it a relay when it's a puppet. "IT'S A RELAY TO..." IS INCORRECT TERMINOLOGY.

Card designer and original playtester for Magic the Gathering

Go Phillies!

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning DE Summer Team Championship on a team with Benito Garazzo; partnering Dave Treadwell
Bridge Accomplishments
24th in Werner Open Pairs
Regular Bridge Partners
Donna Morgen, Bill Rose, Bobbie Gomer
Favorite Tournaments
World Championships in Philly
Favorite Conventions
Natural, forcing 2NT bids; serious 3NT; transfer advances of overcalls
BBO Username
guru (I was an early adapter)
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Howard Kahlenberg and Donna Morgen
2 over 1; Variable NT
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Howard and Bill
2/1, except 1!s - 2!h
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Standard American
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Copy of Howard Kahlenberg/John Dickenson
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World's Greatest Gamesman (Eddie Kantar, Sports Illustrated, January 11, 1971)
Thanks, Jonathan. Great read.
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
I think we can say for certain whether or not Lee Hazen played for the Brooklyn Dodgers (or the Robins, as they were (mainly) called through 1931), and that he did not. I reviewed the rosters of all the Brooklyn teams from 1920 - 1940 (when one might reasonably expect someone ...
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
Baseball reference is an infinitely more reliable source about baseball history that any other source cited above. Their not having Mr. Hazen listed means that if he did play in the major leagues, it was only under an alias that was never discovered, the odds of which I would put ...
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
Maybe he mellowed after Tom Lehrer wrote a song about him:
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
This is an more easily resolvable argument than the lead discussion:
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Bob J - I feel there is some standard Kaplanesque idiom that is escaping me (sorry, I am at work and my copy of "Bridge Master" is at home), but I believe the correct phrasing is along the lines of "The unauthorized information demonstrably suggested the diamond lead." But I definitely ...
1S or 2C? Which one is more common in experts?
Ian, do you recall in which issue of TBW CLoR was published?
The Next Step
What Mickelson did spotlights one of the better bridge laws (sorry to be too lazy too look it up), that you can't break a law intentionally in order to pay the prescribed penalty. OK,I looked; it's Law 72.B.1. Does golf have a similar regulation?
Congrats Alex Perlin!
Way to go, Alex! My experience is that if there is someone laughing at a bridge table, it almost certainly going to be Alex, or someone at his table.
Open Atlanta Discussion Thread
I can also endorse the train option. Quick, easy, and inexpensive. Not to mention environmentally friendly. Plus, the Atlanta subway map has graduated from being a line to being a cross.

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