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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
10 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, 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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Senior Quarterfinal Hand
Turns out (according to the Bulletin recounting of the appeal) that the question of interest was the tendency of the responder (of 1H) to raise with 4. That inquiry seems a little off-target if opener can have the same point count (10 with singleton K) and open 1H with 6 ...
Orlando - The ACBL Reacts!
I'm starting to wonder if "so many people got sick" at all Nationals now. At Orlando, I could not believe the amount of coughing toward the end of the tournament. Could it have something to do with average age and/or general health of players?
Senior Quarterfinal Hand
Steve, WADR, not sure why you are responding (stating what is already known). I was just bolstering the opinion that the point of the hand is whether 5-card or 6-card heart suit. The question would be whether or not it would be "standard" for the East/West partnership to open ...
Senior Quarterfinal Hand
As a point of interest, it is my understanding that at the table where 3N went down, a director ruling rolled the down 1 to 3N making. Then that ruling was overturned by an appeals committee. If that is the case (and I sincerely apologize if something about that is ...
USBC Seniors Round Robin - Last Two Matches Sequestered
Ah..... When the schedule says "no score comparison", I guess I took it too literally. :) So, theoretically, the pairs in the open room could know the score of the 8th match before completing the 9th?
"Daily Bridge Club" on OKBridge?
Last time I saw his Lehman rating on his site, it was not too great. But that was over 10 years ago.
"Daily Bridge Club" on OKBridge?
So what, it was obvious that Matt Clegg was not a bridge player either, and that did not stop him. :) However, I do believe that led to some of the failings of his original founding/ownership of the site.
Buffett's & Gate's World View
Holmes, how do you account for the "abomination" of all the businesses and people who bought/buy and effectively used/use "MS Windows"? They were all just "abominably stupid"?
Buffett's & Gate's World View
Guess it may depend on how long ago "a number of years back" is. :)
Buffett's & Gate's World View
All, notwithstanding JM's apparently false statement, how many millions does the group feel that Gates and Buffett should donate for a "recreational" activity considering all the known serious problems afflicting the world.

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