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Ira Hessel
Ira Hessel
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Member Since
July 24, 2012
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Former president D16

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Board Member D16

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Coeditor D16 Newletter

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PH. D organic chemistry

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Retired UTSA

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Research director in Melanin SYnthesis

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Consultant toxicology labs

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4 Daughters-Love em

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BTW the blue color in walter White's product is copper ion, a heavy metal neurotoxin.

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"My dear Kepler, I wish that we might laugh at the remarkable stupidity of the common herd. What do you have to say about the principal philosophers of this academy who are filled with the stubbornness of an asp and do not want to look at either the planets, the moon or the telescope, even though I have freely and deliberately offered them the opportunity a thousand times? Truly, just as the asp stops its ears, so do these philosophers shut their eyes to the light of truth."

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
31 top 10s at nationals-16 top 5s-Four Seconds -zero wins :(
Regular Bridge Partners
Dan Morse Ellen Hessel Joe Quinn Steve Shirey Boris from Canada
Favorite Tournaments
All NABC and Houston, Dallas Hot Springs Regionals
Favorite Conventions
Raptor, Penalty doubles
BBO Username
LeSInge
ACBL Ranking
Platinum Life Master
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Do What Will Motivate Governing Bodies; Not What is Easy
Motivate or educate? So maybe all of you should have showed up at the membership meeting in Atlanta?? As Phil Ochs sang about the 1968 dem convention "where were you in Chicago" "I was in Detroit" I was in Chicago It reminded me of Atlanta ie The ACBL has lost ...
Do What Will Motivate Governing Bodies; Not What is Easy
I don't think the falcons can hear the falconers.
Quick "Multi" story
Heh heh when I saw this title I wanted to add this very hand. We missed 6 and I am not sure how to bid it with accuracy. I scored 38% in for 4 +2. In the ladies it was 50%-go figure. One EW got to play 4H x ...
WBF Press Conference - Statutes, I.O.C., Fair Play & Future Venues
The crazy years had started in 2016
Reporting an Unethical Incident
Ethics are not neccesarily universal. Breaking laws In the US of A ? There is sometimes conflict of what is legal and what is right, And different groups in our society and indeed the world do have conflicts of interpretaion. For example sometimes you delay because you are thinking and sometimes ...
Quick "Multi" story
I guessed that David
Open Orlando Discussion Thread
Why is Monkey discrimination not flagged???????
Open Orlando Discussion Thread
Some of the "g*mesmanship" that certain foreign player use employing deportment and gross mishandling of the tray and screen is the main complaint. I would add that most players were lovely to interact with. My wife felt that in the women's pairs finals the players were the nicest ...
Open Orlando Discussion Thread
Actually Don. I like anything that can get good players together for well organized competition.I just want to play "bridge". The myriad of tournaments with so many fractured events is always disappointing. I especially like a toutnament that when your eliminated you still have opportunity to play in good ...
How to qualify on the last board
Also in Philly they gave us our scores printed as we finished less the final hand so we could avoid the insane maddening crowd
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