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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
9 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player for over 50 years (hard to believe I don't play better).  Did take several years off a few times for family and work. Two grown children and four wonderful granddaughters (who don't play bridge but are all super softball players).

Professional computerist (everything EXCEPT electronics and hardware engineering) for over 40 years and still counting.  Education in Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Business Administration.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
World Mixed BAM - Lille, France
Bridge Accomplishments
Overall in National Open Swiss Teams (twice), Senior Swiss Teams, and Mixed BAM; Many Regional A, Open, and Bracket 1 Teams and Pairs wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
and favorite bridge partner - my wife.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Philadelphia and Lille World Series, New Orleans, San Francisco and Washington Nationals, Cambridge and Virginia Beach Regionals.
Favorite Conventions
Puppet over 1N, Exclusion Blackwood, Delayed Splinters, Michaels, Unusual NT
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Greco Wins 2018 Player of the Year
That is most impressive of all IMO. Thanks for the info.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
What seems to be a "logical alternative" after 5 seconds of thought may not be the same as a "logical alternative" after 2 minutes of thought which may not be the same as a "logical alternative" after 10 minutes of thought. Speaking to the process of polling disinterested parties.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Someone once said, "it depends on what the meaning of the word 'is' is". This whole case depends on "how logical the use of the word 'logical' is".
Open Honolulu Discussion Thread
Let's call it "Fox's Law" if it has not been stated previously: The longer a blog with a significant number of members lasts, the more it becomes a drama-whiney-pity party.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
"Levin's giving up on 7NT" is supposed to be included in 2. :) I meant the totality of Levin's bidding after 4DX was passed by Grue.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Let's review the bidding: 1. South's huddle could suggest a diamond lead. 2. Levin's choice of bids when continuing after 4DX passed could suggest a diamond lead. 3. Grue's comment could suggest a diamond lead. As an amateur, but experienced, logician it seems to me that ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Kit, WADR, your (and many others) logic should only be true if we assume East is free to convert West's 7S bid to 7N. Many, on the other hand, appear to believe that the chances of 7S being converted to 7N should be very, very close to nil.
The Levin-Grue auction
In ACBL, when playing Flannery, 1S over 1H showing 5 or more spades is not alertable. That is specifically indicated in the "ACBL Alert Procedure".
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
What on earth is your point? Joe Grue did not know that he did not need the other 33 % to win.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
The word "purposefully" is neither used nor assumed. IMO, one can insult someone unintentionally.

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