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Karen Walker
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Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
June 30
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Tournaments
Illini Regional, Champaign IL
BBO Username
kwalker
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Karen Walker & Nate Ward
2-over-1 Third Hand High
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1993 Washington D.C. Summer NABC Appeals Committee Decisions now available online
Thanks for posting this and thanks to whoever had the difficult job of putting it all together. Unfortunately, there are so many holes in the summaries that it's hard to understand the rulings. In Case #36, for example, the issue was not an undisclosed agreement. The committee discussed whether ...
Is this normal for BBO?
It sounds like the system-wide problem happened at the same time as your game was starting (if 8:15 CDT is 6:15 MST?). If so, it probably wasn't the director's fault.
Is this normal for BBO?
We have been running five games a week for three weeks and there have been very few technical problems. There have been some cases where players lost their connection and had problems logging on again. We started a few games about 3-4 minutes late to accommodate new-to-BBO pairs who were ...
Impolite to compliment partner?
I wouldn't use the word "impolite", which suggest that it's bad manners -- or perhaps intentionally thoughtless -- to compliment your partner in front of your opponents. It isn't, but I do think it's inadvisable, so maybe I'd call it "impolitic". The reason is that even if ...
ACBL Virtual Club restrictions
One reason is that we're recruiting many new online players who aren't yet fully comfortable with the playing environment. Many are seniors, and a shorter time commitment is more appealing to them. The other reason is that an 18-board game offers the same masterpoint awards as longer games ...
A dog made LM?
Be careful with the dog/cat comments at the table. Years ago, after declaring a hand, I said, "Sorry, partner. My cat would have played that hand better than I did." This was reported to the director as, "My dog plays better than everyone in this club". The exaggerations escalated ...
Searching for a Hand
I saw something very similar many years ago. The query was something like, "Defending 7NT, under what circumstances will your hand take the setting trick?" The circumstance was that declarer had two cards stuck together earlier in the play, so ends up with no card to lead at trick 13 ...
ACBL Online Sanction Pooling
I've found that many of my local players have never played online. They're interested in trying the SYC games, but are a bit overwhelmed by the BBO home page (too many options) and all the detail in the BBO help files. The videos on single topics are very ...
Book recommendation please (or other material)
Gary: It appears that some posters thought you were asking for their favorite book. Either that, or they were kidding about "Adventures in Cardplay" and "Card Play Technique". Those are both great books, but not only are they inappropriate for beginners, they are likely to turn your wife into a ...
Book recommendation please (or other material)
Start with the free interactive software from ACBL (the download package is better than the online version). For some reason, this has become difficult to find on the ACBL site. A direct link is here: https://web3.acbl.org/newmembers/free-learn-software For books, Five Weeks to Winning Bridge is still ...
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