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Paul Elstein
Paul Elstein
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Member Since
March 28, 2013
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Been playing for 55+ years, but am still at the intermediate level.  Have been teaching beginner bridge to seniors.  Strong believer in the 5Fs--fun, focus, forgive, forget, and if none of those work go into a private place to shout the 5th F.  Another f is for frustration; but we always come back to play in spite of it.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Coming in first in our section, the first day that my partner and I played in a Regional Tournament
Favorite Conventions
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Falling numbers in Orlando
" As for international attendance there are many things that combine. I would venture that Tourism to the US has declined the last 2 years or so, the ETTD-effect." According to this article, tourism dropped in 2016 as well. But the writer makes some interesting points ...
Did The Blue Team Cheat?
I abstained because I don't know. Avon has certainly given a lot of evidence that they did cheat. I wonder why the few voters who said 'no'voted that way.
Paul Elstein's bidding problem: T A AQJT87654 95
I meant "pairs."
Paul Elstein's bidding problem: T A AQJT87654 95
All but one of the teams were either in 4 diamonds (making) or 5 diamonds. This usually went down because while East had the diamond king, there were 3 black losers. A couple of teams did make 5 diamonds. One team was in No Trump, making 3 because clubs were ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
What was the reason that permission was denied for you to give your talk at the Gold Coast Congress? Free advertising for your book?
What are your pet peeves?
I teach my Advanced Beginner's classes to generally lead your partner's bid suit in NT. First, because they often have strength in it, and second so they won't get angry at you when you don't lead it.
What are your pet peeves?
"I would have said "no, it's yours, from dummy" I would have said: "No it's yours, dummy."
How to deal with a problem at the local club
Amir--Had you played against her before. If so, a)were there problems that she had either with you, your partner or others?; and b) did she seem to have a sense of humor in the past?
The ACBL: a Byword for Incompetence?
I was playing upstairs and got the free lunch fairly early. After finishing eating, another player and I took a walk around the outside of the hotel. When we got back the food line was still quite long. I was quite impressed that so many people got fed, before the ...
HAL, Watson, Deep Blue and ?

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