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Larry Robbins
Larry Robbins
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Member Since
March 23, 2015
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I still love to play, altho I do worry about the future of our game; I am a neurologist, with a headache center just North of Chicago, and avid hockey player.....

I have won a # of national team titles, including the Trials in 1996(represented the US in Rhodes that year).....

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Favorite Conventions
Robins Nest
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Diamond Life Master
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Gazzilli advice?
Playing a complex form of Gazzilli, you can describe most hands; this one, you will have to lie one way or another(as with most bidding problems, what "least misdescribes this hand"....BUT: 1. There are TANGIBLE negatives to Gazilli: (for instance, opener cannot rebid 2 clubs NF natural,)...and ...
PhD Funding for the Sociology of Bridge
this is a tremendous project..congratulations.....
What's partner trying to signal ? - Part I
A comment on Smith, as an aside: in a vacuum, Smith is very helpful. However, there are downsides: 1.Slows down the play; leads to hesitations, breaks in tempo, 2. Takes valuable brain/neuron time: there are alot of things to think about, declarer may be playing quickly, you don ...
Katz, Levin, Rodwell Elected to HOF
great great players and also good for the game......
Stansby is 2018 Sportsman of the Year
In my opinion one of the greatest bridge players of all time.....I don't know if top 5, top 10, but he is up there........
Ducking Dummy's Singleton
One key with these hands is to take a few moments before playing to trick 1; you know that singleton is going to be led off dummy, and if you have not thought about it, and hesitate, may as well fly Ace.....
Gazilli feedback from those who have played it
There are obvious advantages, having played it for awhile BUT: 3 disadvantages:1. can't bid 2 clubs naturally, where partner knows it is natural, 2. slows down the auction, and 3.alot of memorization, for an occasional advantage...maybe helps once every 4 sessions......
How "expert" is this play?
But that was against a grand in a World Championship (Bermuda Bowl).....
Greco and Grue Win Blue Ribbon Pairs
Ditto...and also to Matt and Sylvia as well......
LEVINE Wins Senior KO
Congrats; both teams are very good; the Levine team(who beat us) not only played very well, but are nice at the table; they make the experience enjoyable...which is, in the end, just as important as anything...

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