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Roland Wald
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July 29, 2011
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about me

I have been teaching bridge for more than 40 years. Perhaps best known as the BBO vugraph co-ordinator for 10 years (I retired in 2012), but I am still a frequent (voice) commentator. In 2011, I received the Alan Truscott Memorial Award.

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Thanks, Fred Gitelman
I'm sure Brad can confirm that Fred was/is a dream partner. Never a harsh word. On the contrary, he would go out of his way to take the blame even if it was obvious that it was his partner who had made a defensive error. "I could and ...
Brink-Drijver become Swiss
Sam, it's true that Lauria and Versace were hired by Zimmermann two years ago and applied for residency in Monaco, but you have missed that they changed their minds. Coincidentally, this short article is from 1 April this year, but it's not a joke. http://neapolitanclub.altervista.org ...
Brink-Drijver become Swiss
Yes, and residency regulations. http://www.worldbridge.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/eligibilityresidencycriteria.pdf
Brink-Drijver become Swiss
I can't imagine that Jan van Cleeff, who is the editor of IMP, would write this if he wasn't convinced. He is usually well informed.
Brink-Drijver become Swiss
Neopolitan Club doesn't even use "probably". http://neapolitanclub.altervista.org/ev-eng/imp-magazine-brink-drjver-go-to-switzerland.html?fbclid=IwAR394YJiQU7QPIu_xA3Q59A1_ury3-dh7TBbuTqWts2xhhgzaCSgEaNsPNM
I cheat
Or the accident Danish dentist John Trelde, inventor of the Copenhagen Convention, had in the 60's when he forgot his own convention playing with Steen Møller and conceded 3400 in a high-level redoubled contract.
How to play this grand slam?
Tom Jacob, playing for New Zealand seniors, writes on my Facebook timeline: "I held the hand on the right and the bidding went 1C (1H) 1S 4H 4NT 5D which I doubled to get a D lead thereby ensuring declarer actioned the Vienna Coup. On the ball as usual Tom ...
How to play this grand slam?
Steve, would you have raised hearts, both green, with a 3442 Yarborough? South had 752 9874 9765 54
How to play this grand slam?
The Vienna Coup line was the winning one when North was dealt 0535 including K and Q. Australia's Sartaj Hans played for clubs to break and went one down. Funnily enough, Australia gained 5 IMPs because CHK at the other table landed in the less elegant contract of 6 ...
How to play this grand slam?
The lead was 4 (in principle fourth best) and North discarded 2 if that has any significance. Whether that was an attitude or a count signal I don't know, but opps will hardly be honest no matter what.
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