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Michael Roche
Michael Roche
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Member Since
March 30, 2011
Last Seen
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

2 NABC wins in Mixed BAM. Added a 3rd with LM pairs in Atlanta 2018.

5 Canadian Team Championships wins

Finally hit 10k to become GLM. 50 years X 200. Play better or play more


Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Mike Hargreaves Daniel Lyder Karen Cumpstone.
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Blue Over Red Boards
Marketing 101. Sell them what they want but reduce price on overstock.
Blue Over Red Boards
Wasn’t it Marty Bergen who opined “ Vulnerabilty is for children?”
Why was this easy slam missed?
I admire your correct use of the term looser requirements, but the usual mis-spelling loser requirements is more to the point.
Outraged by the USBF
Max: Your argument doesn’t hold water (intentional) if both the 100 and 200 were held at the same time. On a more serious note, given the WBF schedule of events, can we start any discussion by agreeing that it is impossible to play in two events at the WC?
Outraged by the USBF
I am not at all convinced that allowing any player to abdicate from a winning team is fair to anyone - and that includes partners teammates and defeated opponents. In the case of Mixed 2, it’s like auctioning off a WC berth. Rather than face this awkward situation the USBF ...
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
I wish some folks would back off a little. Shailesh is not the cause of the problem.
No inspiration yet
I think it’s EAAC. Every adventure a couch. But 3C was certainly a possibility.
Congratulations. Great win.
Please comment on the Ruling
Here’s an online idea. Both opponents alert their bids, as opposed to self-alerts. Tie goes to the person who explained their own bid. That way at least the non offending side havs a clue as to what’s going on.
A thought much would it be worth to see dummy before the lead?
I’m reminded of an Edgar Kaplan quote, when playing with Norman Kay. If the opponents play perfectly, the best they’re going to do is tie us.
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