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Ralph Letizia
Ralph Letizia
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Member Since
Oct. 26, 2010
Last Seen
15 hours 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
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Favorite Conventions
all of them
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ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Script for colored suit symbols in Google Docs
Thank you. Beats the copy and paste I now use.
1D or 1NT? My marriage is on the line...!
This is not a simple scenario. Opening one no trump may get you to a close game. Opening 1D makes it more difficult. If 2D makes and 1N is down - so what? Maybe they can make 2 of a major? This is why I don't play with unreasonable people ...
Is Bridge a Sport?
Thank Yu! (thank you Yu sounds weird...). However, bridge on a high level does create enough physiological stress to be considered exertion. So far, I do not believe anyone has given a credible argument why bridge should be an Olympic sport. Be satisfied being the best of a small niche ...
Is Bridge a Sport?
I support Mr. Zolotow 100%. As a strong performer in several "real" sports, I totally agree that bridge, along with all of its close relatives, is a game. While I admire the temerity of those trying to justify bridge as a sport, it appears to me that the real reason ...
Answering Sabine's Question
I can relate to the "You hold..." feeling, however, I always hold my breath hoping it is a bidding or opening lead problem. While they may not all be Michael's level, all experts see to play and defend equally well most of the time. I can't say the ...
Answering Sabine's Question
Thank you Michael! That was a beautiful analysis, and that's how world par contests are won(ref: Bridge Today magazine). I'll never forget the first time I saw The Way It Is in a mid or late 70's(I think that's right) Bridge World. Thay led ...
Club policy legal?
I agree 100% with Steve. Clubs are supposed to be a training ground and we should be allowed to practice any acceptable tactics that would be allowed without question in a sanctioned tournament. That having been said, clubs can do whatever they like including banning such bidding, and pretty much ...
Are very light openings against the spirit of the game? Are they a form of Psych in 21st century clothing?
While I 100% agree with this, I'd also like use to be limited to higher level games with no masterpoint restriction.
ACBL BOD Minutes, Phila 2018...
Magic the Gathering champ also plays bridge!
Hmmmm, selling oneself to rich old ladies? What exactly are we selling? Oh, and you left out synchronized swimming.

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