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Joel Shapiro
Joel Shapiro
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June 28, 2013
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Sept. 8
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about me

Reasonably average player in Toronto who manages not to revoke too often.

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Canada

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Silver Life Master
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ACBL's Flawed Masterpoint Formulas
What will happen when they exceed 2500 points is that the tournament will make the event 0-3000.
Anyone who is found to have cheated in an ACBL sanctioned event, at any level, should be banned from the ACBL and ANY ACBL-sanctioned event, permanently.
X is rather low. MMM might be a more reasonable threshold.
Anyone who is found to have cheated in an ACBL sanctioned event, at any level, should be banned from the ACBL and ANY ACBL-sanctioned event, permanently.
Funny you should mention American football. You state that a player who deliberately injures another on the field is subject to criminal sanction. I am amazed at how many NFL players have deliberately injured others (including their spouses) OFF the field and yet continue to play and be idolized by ...
Anyone who is found to have cheated in an ACBL sanctioned event, at any level, should be banned from the ACBL and ANY ACBL-sanctioned event, permanently.
Worse than that. Three hands ago he led the jack of spades with the jack facing left. When he played that jack four hands ago, the jack faced right. Either he's doing something very improper, or he doesn't know jack about opening leads.
It's About Time
Fair enough, Peg - but as a director I am getting tired of dealing with complaints by the fastest pairs in the room that others who are noticeably more infirm are slowing the game down. Other responders mentioned gamesmanship - not you. Ten minutes behind is clearly way too much and I ...
It's About Time
Actual gamesmanship is one thing and must be discouraged - but let's all have a little compassion and understanding for players who, by reason of increasing age and infirmity, are simply not as fast as they used to be but still enjoy playing our game. So what if a two-board ...
My Perceptions after 10 days in Atlanta
TANSTAAFL is a well-known acronym and useful mnemonic, attributable, I believe, to Robert Heinlein. MNEMONIC: Making Names Easily Memorable Only Needs Initial Characters (attributable, I think, to Isaac Asimov). See, I disclose my sources. But then again, I don't claim to be a bridge writer.
My Perceptions after 10 days in Atlanta
A word about the ACBL's travel agent. There are several direct non-stop flights from Toronto to Atlanta on three different airlines every day. Some years ago a team of juniors from Toronto went to play in the very first Youth NABC in Atlanta and tried the ACBL's travel ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Putain is a very rude thing to call someone in French. A charitable definition might be 'lady of the evening'. The Italian equivalent would be puttanesca, but the Italians are so darned civilized that they have turned that into a delicious pasta sauce.
It's About Time
It's easy, with Bridgemates. If the last table to finish a round, say three times in a row, is the same table number, then that NS pair is the slow one. If the last table to finish increases by one each time, then it's the EW pair at ...
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