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Joe Stokes
Joe Stokes
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Member Since
Oct. 6, 2010
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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Are You Sure?
There is a lot of evidence that people in general are biased in estimating risks, probabilities, etc. Confirmation bias (tendency to interpret, view, favor, or recall information in a way that confirms one's preexisting beliefs or hypotheses) is real. I am skeptical when people report how well their favorite ...
Dennis Bilde is 2020 Lazard Sportsman of the Year
Great choice!! Congrats, Dennis!!
Junior USBC Champions
you probably can guess the answer to that. Our funding for international travel -- the only recurring funding the USBF has -- is sufficient for 5 teams; 6 is a stretch; more than 6 isn't feasible.
Another huge finish for 15-year old Finn Kolesnik
a great accomplishment indeed! Congrats Finn and John!
SiVY: A Story of Youth Bridge Success - Part 1
Thanks, Debbie, for this great article and for all you and the many others have done to make SiVY such a tremendous success story. Your collective efforts are really making a difference for the future of bridge.
Thanks for the great message. I think there are many reasons some juniors don't play much in their late twenties; for some those are very busy years. Many juniors do continue to play and support bridge. Others never get hooked and eventually lose interest, but if their experience as ...
Support Double
If responder bid 1, then 2 now is forcing (we have a spade fit; responder must have 5 spades if 2 now is natural). If responder bid 1, then 2 now is invitational 4-4 majors. Jump to 3M is invitational. 3 (cue bid) is ...
Congratulations to Adam and Zach!
Congrats to two fine gentlemen and excellent ambassadors for bridge!
Being able to show both black suits right away would bring south to life. That treatment is common in much of the world but not the US. Probably get to 5 anyway. If 3 was a fit jump, I’d bid as south.
Thanks, Fred Gitelman
thanks, Fred and Sheri. You have done so much for bridge, and I suspect you will continue to do so, retired or not.

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