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Ralph Letizia
Ralph Letizia
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 26, 2010
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I have been playing tournament bridge since 1975, and love the game.  I only play part-time but try to attend at least 3-4 regionals and 1 nationals a year.  

United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Randy Baron, Ellen Kozlove
Member of Bridge Club(s)
LBA - Unit117
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
all of them
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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An exhortation. - Just open the %$^&^% bidding!!!
Michael, you didn't miss it - it is a basic assumption in our partnership, however, we believe that shape almost always trumps HCP and bid accordingly. We would probably open AQJxxx x Q109xx x with 1 spade in any vulnerability. Only time we might tone things down is at IMPs ...
An exhortation. - Just open the %$^&^% bidding!!!
My favorite partner (Randy Baron) and I have a saying that while we may never for sure know what partner has when they bid, we almost always know what they have when they don't bid.
An exhortation. - Just open the %$^&^% bidding!!!
Ahhh, to paraphase the movie quote, "Peter Fordham, you're my hero" (Cameron in Ferris Bueller)
Playing with Rueful
Wow, that's a great bid. I'll have to try that one sometime. We play NSNF so I could have just bid 3C. Wonder if I'd get the same result?
Birthday Wish
Happy Birthday Steve!
Stimulants Probably Do Not Improve Bridge Performance
David, I totally agree with the headache problem. I drink far too much coffee (a hazard of my line of work) and "reboot" every six weeks or so. The headache(s) for approximately 48 hours are not a minor inconvenience. I'll go cold turkey for a week and then ...
Which ACBL regional Nov 4-10?
Steve is right on target here and is not being biased in favor of District 11. I have been involved with this tournament since its conception days. The fact that it is at a casino is a very attractive option for our ACBL gambling contingent. The only downside in my ...
KASLE Wins Roth Swiss
Nice job Gaylor! Gives an old guy like me hope I may yet win another one.
Open letter to Robb Gordon
Now THAT looks like fun! Some interesting innovations there. Thanks for sharing.
Script for colored suit symbols in Google Docs
Thank you. Beats the copy and paste I now use.

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