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Mike Lipkin
Mike Lipkin
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Member Since
Feb. 11, 2013
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

currently playing pro after retiring from of several bridge world articles and one book: "Invitation to Annihilation". no national championships but 100+ regional firsts or seconds.  Photo is from a trip to the fabulous Iceland (BTW: "Icemachine" runs a great club in Reykjavik). Resist the Orange Abomination.

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
mike radin; david gurvich; alex perlin
Favorite Tournaments
saratoga; montreal
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ACBL Ranking
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Target group >3?
The ACBL should be asked to make the database available, anonymized, for research purposes. This can be done simply by masking names and numbers. When you speak at the Nationals Jeff, you should push for such access along with the ability of clubs to push out surveys.
AI, Contract Bridge, Conventional Bidding. A casual update.
The value function you are referring to was the measure of the ultimate contract's success (in IMPs). This is in contrast to introducing hand valuation benchmarks into the learning process, the way Deep Blue did to favor some tree searches when it "learned" chess. I appreciate your correcting any ...
Reasons to attend the Eastern States Regional (NYC)
KS with systemic psychs and controls?
Disclosure that Limit Raise bid might be based on shape and not HCPs?
I should like to relate a very funny story from over 20 years ago. I played a club duplicate with a friend, Dori Cohen, a few months after she broke up with Marty Bergen. Not surprisingly we were playing Bergen raises. I held a similar weak hand with great trick-taking ...
Best Line in 3NT
I enjoyed this hand. I think that the discussion has veered from the more complex question of what is the best approach to the spade suit. Even if declarer wins at trick 1 and leads a spade to the Q, what should he do when it holds? He can cash ...
The Best Bridge Writer Poll
At the time I was in grad school, I took two digressions from studies and research to teach bridge, my second and fourth summers, to relatively new, but extremely bright, PhD candidates and postdocs. The book I used was "Five Weeks..." and it was a pleasure to work with. I ...
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December 1956 The Bridge World New Science Edgar Kaplan
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most important bridge article: New Science
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Kelsey: Killing Defense = Earthquake, the bridge landscape moved; More Killing Defense= Thunderbolt, the first and still the only book to discuss discarding in depth; Adventures in Card Play= Beauty.
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My favorite is Kelsey by yards. My favorite for intermediates is Frank Stewart - kudos for lauding him.

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