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Howard Sandler
Howard Sandler
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Member Since
July 6, 2012
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28 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired college professor.  

Country
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Scoring 800 on a set of Bridge World MSC hands and seeing my name listed on the panel of experts (January, 1981).
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Vanderbilt Bridge Club, Nashville, Tn.
BBO Username
hms1234
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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It's About Time
John, Maybe not. Some version that allowed the use of already-existing (inexpensive) technology might help. Hms
It's About Time
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Travelling_salesman_problem Ed, I think you have a dirty mind. ;-) Hms
It's About Time
I also favor chess clocks. As many of you know, punching the clock becomes automatic. I have played 1 minute, 3 minute, 5 minute, etc. as well as various classical time limits. My suggestion would be to have two clocks: one for S/E and the other for N/W.
Poll on Psychs - 2
Ray, The Vanderbilt Bridge Club in Nashville has that policy. I asked to see it in writing. Sure enough, there it was. It is ridiculous. Hms
Dorn Bishop's bidding problem: KT862 3 9 KQT963
Since 3 is not forcing, any bid should be GF. That doesn't help much, I realize. My partner bid 3 on the hand. Basically, she didn't want to go past 3NT and, thus, eliminated 4 from consideration. I won't say more as it migh ...
1S 2S 2NT
We mostly use Kokish 3-way game tries. 2NT is the trigger over spades, and 2 is the trigger over hearts. http://www.doublesqueeze.com/2008/09/three-way-kokish-game-tries.html An alternative, which I use with one partner, is that 2NT is a general try with 3-level bids being short-suit game ...
The cost of a bridge game
Member-owned club (~600 members) that owns the space (with a modest mortgage). Yearly dues $40. Game fee $7. Daytime table count is in the 10-20+ range, with smaller games in the evening. There are a few smaller games weekly in the area, generally in church basements.
What a lot of discards
Matt, The first trick seems to have the A in both the West and North hands. Hms
More or less likely to ask?
Jim, Maybe not foolproof. https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/directors-ruling-at-the-local-club/ Hms
Marching Towards Goofyville
David, Great article. With enough lobbying, one director at the local club announced yesterday that she was going to enforce the cell phone policy, including a procedural penalty. Now if the other directors would just do the same.... Hms
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