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Karen Allison
Karen Allison
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Member Since
Aug. 21, 2010
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

BBO commentator, have won several NABC titles, World silver medalist McConnell Cup, many regionals.  First woman to represent Canada in Open Teams World Championship.   Love my cats (Stella often watches as I comment on BBO), love travel, love bridge!!) And yes, I will be your professional partner should you wish.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Michael Ledeen, Jordan Chodorow
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Jesus Arias & Karen Allison
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Marked cards, a follow up and some observations
Not 'must,' but 'should' is a slight difference.When I worked on the Laws drafting committees, we noted the various possibilities as should, shall, must, may
Marked cards, a follow up and some observations
So you are at risk of some pair having illicit information.
Marked cards, a follow up and some observations
Some casinos used similar cards and some clever fellows used them to win a LOT of money ... lawsuits ensued. I don't know the whole story but card sharps surely could work that out for bridge.
One liners
Craig, I remember Sam fondly. He was the first real character I met in bridge, introduced by the late John Lowenthal. He died way too young.
One liners
Absolutely known. I heard it around NYC afterwards and from his girlfriend and from Paul. And it is definitely his kind of line.
One liners
We heard Al Roth telling Barbara Rappaport at the top of his famous lunge, 'Your tits and your ass just won us another tournament.'
One liners
I heard that after such a session, a National Women's Champion was overheard in the elevator berating her partner, 'now on that three spades hand.' (I don't kiss and tell)
One liners
Paul Trent was playing with his girlfriend and bid a suit. She was on lead three times and never led it for him. When she showed in to the suit, Paul tore the cards into little pieces and threw them to the floor. When the director arrived and asked, 'what ...
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
Cory, I could exactly quote you for my response.
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
Really I don't see any violation here. You had the opportunity to look at the opposing hands if you wanted to.

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