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Richard Franklin
Richard Franklin
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Member Since
Sept. 1, 2015
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
Country
United States of America

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Bridge Accomplishments
My regular partners are my best friend and my first cousin and I have been playing with both of them for more than 30 years. No murder/suicide (to date). :) Of lesser note, 2nd in the 2018 Red Ribbon Pairs, tied 3/4 in 2019 0-2500 Spingold, two other top 5 finishes. Hope to win one someday..
Regular Bridge Partners
David Venetianer, Peter Stein
Member of Bridge Club(s)
BBO, 7NT (Stamford, CT)
Favorite Tournaments
Summer Nationals
BBO Username
RAF52
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Why are you playing bridge?
Yeah, that about sums it up. Sometimes I think that the better I get (and yet still make stoopid mistakes), the less I enjoy the game!
Board 14 2nd July 2019 Bermuda Bowl Sweden vs Netherlands
And a good thing too that your tribe and island goosed us onto a different path, or we might all be drinking schnapps with our wiener schnitzel tonight.
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
It smells like....victory. Until you get home and they tell you you finished 2nd.
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
I'd give slightly more credit to Warren Zevon than Phil, but okay. :) But lawyers? My thoughts on that: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NlM3CKXJs5k
Ace Remembered
I played against Bobby once. The first hand went Pass-Pass-Pass-Pass, and my partner and I got a 6 1/2 on a 12 top. Given that we had the extra time, before playing the second hand, I told Bobby he was the first World Champion I had ever played against ...
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
I always hesitate to comment on situations like this until I have heard the other side, but if the facts are as reported - that one team beat both of the other 2 teams in a 3 way, but the winner was determined based on how the match between the 2 ...
Keep Bridge Alive
Because it's very hard for me to imagine any other social activity I could engage in that would make it possible for me to have gourmet dinners with people such as yourself, Roy and Zia! :)
Looking for teammates for 0-10,000 Swiss at Memphis NABC
Just FYI, the position has been filled. Thanks to all for your consideration! :)
Declare 7NT on the Nine of Diamonds lead
<> Well, a certain number of quality defenders would lead away from the club king, with a 75% chance that the club ace is on their left and knowing how much declarers hate to go down on the opening trick. No one is ever leading away from the spade queen. So ...
Taking action - please join me each morning and evening in Memphis
You and I both love bridge, Max. We shouldn't hurt the organization that does a lot of things right and provides us the opportunity to play this game against like minded people. Hurting the ACBL, which already has one foot in the grave and the other precariously close to ...
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