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Karen Walker
Karen Walker
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Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
7 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Tournaments
Illini Regional, Champaign IL
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Karen Walker & Nate Ward
2-over-1 Third Hand High
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On counting tricks.
When I learned, I don't remember anyone ever teaching me a strategy for planning all 13 tricks. The instruction didn't go much beyond "pull trumps", then "there's a suit with some length and/or honors; you want to lead it". I had been playing duplicate only a ...
Repeat Locations for Nationals
St. Louis is not usually bitter cold in March, but it's still what I would call cold and it still snows. The 2013 NABC ended with a blizzard that dumped more than 12" on the city.
D22FORUM w/Swanson Solvers
District 8 has had a bi-monthly newsletter with a Master Solvers-style forum for more than 35 years. We don't have as many well-known experts on our panel as District 22 has, but they offer good ideas and we get a lot of ...
What is that synonym for "deliberate"? No longer appropriate, I assume, as the word is that Kevin has speeded up in his middle age. It brings back a memory from Reno where I was on a team with Kevin and the aforementioned Bill Doroshow. Waiting for them to come back ...
Mystery of Barry Crane
I played against Barry probably half a dozen times, and he was always pleasant. I once asked him "Who shot J.R." and he seemed to enjoy chatting about the possibilities. He was usually collecting tops from me, so it was easy to be friendly. When I finally got my ...
Profitable For-Profit Bridge Clubs
Richard Willey: >Our national organization should be creating a >brand for bridge and carrying out a coordinated >marketing campaign. Comment 1: I don't believe that the ACBL has EVER does anything like you describe. ======================== Actually, they did try it years ago. ACBL hired a marketing firm and gave them ...
Profitable For-Profit Bridge Clubs
Randy Breuer: "So let me ask I am presuming you have done this for many years do you think the BOD just assumes club owners are mostly like you do it for love of game?" I don't think Board members intend to ignore the needs of club owners. I ...
Profitable For-Profit Bridge Clubs
Richard Willey: "Comment 4: 'Bridge is Cool' " I will add College Bridge Online, Bridge Bites newspaper columns, Bridge Life magazine, EasyBridge, Bridge America, Bridgefeed. These were all attempts to promote bridge to various audiences, but they suffered from a lack of publicity and interest. Few, if any, could be termed ...
Profitable For-Profit Bridge Clubs
I run one of those small, middle-of-the-country clubs. I can break even with 3.5 tables a night, but even when there are more tables, it is not profitable. If I amortized all my costs -- dealing machine, electronic scorepads, cards and other supplies -- I might be in the black by ...
What would you say if you were director?
An opponent, a very sweet lady from my local club, once asked me if she could look at the back of her bidding cards. In a regional Swiss, I had opened 1H, she doubled and my partner redoubled, Pass, Pass back to her. She spent a full minute squirming and ...

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