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Joel Shapiro
Joel Shapiro
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Member Since
June 28, 2013
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Nov. 7
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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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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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From a bidding box when is a bid final?
Poor ruling. The statement "I'm passing" is legal.
Tablets with a table feel
Actually, at my former club, we provided tablets upon request to all players. Advil, Tylenol, and Gaviscon were the most popular,
Tablets with a table feel
Me - 7 NT. Opp - Double! Me - Whoops, battery getting low, forgot my charger, see y'all later.
$375K ACBL Boondoggle & Hawaii Fallout!
Based on the above table, it might seem that all future NABC's should be held in Toronto.
From a bidding box when is a bid final?
"Hand removed" is chess, not bridge. IMHO the director got this one right, and I would have ruled likewise.
Statistically, What is the Best Opening Lead in a World Pairs Event?
A few years ago I was at a baseball game in the US (Philadelphia, I think, maybe Baltimore) and a vendor came down the aisle yelling "Bud Light, bottled water". So I yelled back "What's the difference? He replied "Four-fifty!"
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.
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