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Russell Samuel
Russell Samuel
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 5, 2014
Last Seen
March 21
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Playing bridge for 50+ years.  Avid golfer - play to about a 10 handicap depending on tees

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
The first time I played a successful squeeze and knew what I was doing
Bridge Accomplishments
10 top tens in national events 3 national wins in Japan, overall in world mixed pairs - won World Bridge Pairs which ran opposite the Cavendish
Regular Bridge Partners
Shawn Samuel, Kyoko Shimamura, Jeffery Rothstein, Ljudmila Kamenova
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Psychic Bids by US Players during the 1957 Bermuda Bowl and Related Deals
Very sad - many of the hands are so conclusive I have NO doubt - even without the hands I have long believed that statistically the BT could not have beaten the Americans at the percentage they did without cheating. 9/10 or 19/20 just could not happen. 7/10 or ...
Table number for top seed
Too many seeds - seems to me everyone asks for a seed - I think they now need to restrict seeds to National or World Winners in the past 5 years. Everyone else should just sit and play randomly.
Wernher OP Final -- Royal Screw-Up
A totally inequitable way to have run the tourney - the only equitable ruling would have been to cancel the results for the entire first two rounds and start over again. If need be they could have decreased the number of boards - but with what they did was totally unfair. I ...
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