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Robert Lass
Robert Lass
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 31, 2011
Last Seen
11 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Can you identify my Avatar?  I'm the best bridge player in Chicago for about three hands a month.  The rest of the time, I just swim along with the other fish.

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
As a punk kid after hours at the Wild Whist BC (in LA), going for $200 in a $5 an IMP money game in which the only non-World Champion was me!
Bridge Accomplishments
see above... I should have gone for $500.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Chicago Bridge Center
Favorite Tournaments
Any National that I can drive to without ending up in a ditch.
Favorite Conventions
Flannery, negative free bids
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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How much did the ACBL ode in Hawaii?
This stems DIRECTLY from the BoG's refusal to hire an actuarial accountant 8 years ago when requested. Instead, they "proved" that the "average" age of bridge players was going down by using the same highly flawed methodology they have always used instead of hiring someone who had no skin ...
District 23 District Director Comments on ACBL Transparency
Who in their right mind would agree to be a Member of a Board of Directors, with all of its attendant fiduciary duties, of an organization which refused to allow them FULL access to all expenditures and legally binding agreements? Does the ABCL BOD understand that they are personally liable ...
Discuss this convention
Also, Trent Two Bids, which show 9-11+, at least 6 of the major, any outside distribution and at least 1.5 defensive tricks. Works very well.
The Levin-Grue auction
We were informed by a National Director that 1H-1S promising 5 does NOT need to be alerted but may be announced.
Question concerning negative (non-forcing) freebids at the two level
We played NFB for quite some time. They worked best when they were just below GF strength. I am looking at transfer responses over overcalls...does anyone have any experience with those?
Opp Sacrifice at Matchpoints
Yes, bid two diamonds and transfer to hearts
Zachary Madden's bidding problem: T9 AKT987x AJ9x --- good are your trumps?
Hawaii NABC Needs Your Support
Have a great time in Hawaii. I certainly won't be there. The ACBL is 10 more years, they will be lucky to get a 4000 table at Nationals. The Board is just hanging on for whatever goodies they can squeeze out of the membership. They serve no ...
Do What Is Possible, Not What Is Easy
Fire, meet brimstone. Well said!
(1!D) precision can be 2+, 3!D and 3NT overcall
2♦ is natural, values & suit for a 2 level overcall. 2♥ is Michaels (Majors) 3♦ asks for a diamond stopper 3NT is to play

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