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John Curley
John Curley
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Sept. 30, 2013
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Bridge Player
about me

I have played club bridge off and on for many years; enjoy reading tournament reports; retired from a government lab; have an IT background; live in Peterborough Ontario.


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Member of Bridge Club(s)
Peterborough Bridge Club
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Just a simple little survey
Most of the people at our club are as honest as the day is long. But one consistently psyches in this situation. Our doubles here are responsive but I wonder if we can make them penalty against just him, so documented on the convention card?
Leather bounded past issues of Bridge World
Maybe to a local bridge club? Also perhaps you should post this to the main forum where you would get many more comments.
Open Memphis Discussion Thread
[i] The Mississippi Delta was shining like a National guitar I am following the river Down the highway Through the cradle of the civil war I'm going to Aceland, Aceland Memphis, Tennessee I'm going to Aceland [/i]
The Club's Coffee-Housing
I think players should be taught techniques for minimizing tells. Foremost is recognizing an upcoming situation of course. If I can decide in advance what to play, I shift that card to the right (I hold my card under the table) to prevent fumbling when the time comes. This also ...
Throw Anything
Echoing MC above, there was a humorous article in the Bridge World, “The 1991 Frank Vine Awards”, by Ian Crowe, July 1992 according to TBW website table of contents list. The article was based on actual at-the-table experiences. One of the winners (can’t remember the category) was dummy while ...
Common Game Tuesday 12 February Deal 14
It's not obvious to me. I've worked all morning at it. Now 12:18 EDT and hoping someone will post a solution.
To bid or not to bid?
[i] To bid, or not to bid, that is the question: Whether 'tis nobler . . . . . . . . . Thus conscience does make cowards of us all, And thus the native hue of resolution Is sicklied o'er with the pale cast of thought, And enterprises of great pitch and moment With this regard their ...
Improve bidding and lead polls.
I somewhat disagree. Actual results could be more distraction than improvement, injecting largely irrelevant information into the discussion space I admit I’m often curious about the actual results, because the bidding or lead decisions are usually iffy, but hey, they represent just one possible configuration so I don’t ...
Do You Count Your Cards?
I count facedown below the table six to left hand, seven to right, then merge the two in a sort of riffle shuffle in case previous player did not shuffle the hand before returning it to the board.
Experts playing against newcomers and director calls
I wonder whether novices should be encouraged to call the director "on" themselves when their irregularity -- say revoke or insufficient bid -- is noted.

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