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Howard Sandler
Howard Sandler
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Member Since
July 6, 2012
Last Seen
40 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired college professor.  

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
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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The Language of Bridge is Book of the Year
The Language of Bridge is terrific. The unanimous vote is well-deserved. Hms
Why does Harvard hate bridge?
Jonathan, Good choice. ;-) Hms
Why does Harvard hate bridge?
Jonathan, Have you contacted Richard Zechauser? Perhaps he could help. Hms
Why does Harvard hate bridge?
David, I wasn't suggesting that he was part of the problem. I assumed he would want to be part of the solution. Hms
Deportment -- who's at fault?
Ed, Exactly right. When I ask about carding at the local club, the response is often "upside-down". When I follow up with "count and attitude?" the response all too often "oh, no, just attitude, not count." Recently, one of my partners wondered why I follow up as I do. After ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Avon, Thanks for all of this work. Astounding! Can't wait for the book. Hms
How often should you cover?
David, I think the best play is the 4, not the 10. It saves a trick when LHO has a stiff honor. Roudinesco's book on card combinations gives this line. Hms
Changing The Guard - attracting younger players
David, " I hate playing at the club and I love bridge." Exactly. Howard (Retired old curmudgeon)
How would you bid this using your favourite system
Not a slam try. Just showing shape and values in hearts. Opener needs to decide what to do next.
How would you bid this using your favourite system
No opposing bidding. Pass- 1 2 (drury)-2 3-4 4-6

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