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Josh Sher
Josh Sher
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 3, 2010
Last Seen
5 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I am a bridge geek, who once spent my week on the beach in Tahiti learning a strong pass relay system in order to fill in for someone for one session during my vacation in New Zealand.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Making the Semi-finals of the US team trials the one time I played in them.
Bridge Accomplishments
I Won a Club Game Once.
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Simple Club
Strong Club, variable ranges (All bids are stronger opposite a passed hand)
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TOSR - Symmetric Relay with xfer openings, stronger actions opposite PH
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I Got Coronavirus Playing Bridge
Well, actually the Nobel lie was done in Asia. They convinced everyone that they should wear masks for their own safety, in order to achieve the socially optimal outcome of slowing the spread....
I Got Coronavirus Playing Bridge
I am pretty willing to make the following bet: consider being somewhere with 9 other people A. I wear a mask and the 9 don’t B. The 9 wear a mask and I don’t Your likelihood of getting the virus in A >> in B Your wearing a mask ...
I Got Coronavirus Playing Bridge
A. Doug, Thank god you got better B. Can you teach me the Jedi mind trick? Somehow, Eugene didn’t think this post was about the coronavirus and instead of moving this to the side coronavirus forum where it would get less visibility it got promoted to a feature article ...
NAP in Summer, GNT in Fall
I did not think that’s established ... there are definitely many cases in Florida. There have been a surprisingly low number of casss in SE Asia and Africa, but perhaps that’s because that are not not identified....anyway, let’s hope it slows.
Mea Culpa
I am glad you came to your senses. Stay safe, and help others stay safe and make it through this crisis. We all love you. :)
Mea Culpa
Avon, I like that Bertrand Russel quote! This doesn’t mean the expert’s are right, but. It take s a great deal of hubris to think you definitely know better....
ACBL Spring NABC is Canceled
The Dali museum in St. Pete is great. And the beaches are really nice....
Open Letter to the ACBL on Covid-19
Canceled! I pray everyone stays safe.
Open Letter to the ACBL on Covid-19
This is almost comical given my professional expertise in probabilistic risk analysis.... I am more likely to be accused of a Clinical Spock like attitude toward weighing risks and benefits. This reminds me of the story of planes coming back from world war 2, with a pattern of bullet holes ...
Open Letter to the ACBL on Covid-19
Eric, currently their are 31 deaths in the US. There has not been much testing so we do not have an exact count of the cases, but we can estimate it. If we assume the death rate of 0.6-0.7%, and that it takes about 3 weeks to die ...

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