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Russell Samuel
Russell Samuel
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Member Since
July 5, 2014
Last Seen
June 15
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
Multiple 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, McCauley from BBO, Erikwied from BBO
BBO Username
daffydoc
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
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Bob Okker's lead problem: 743 Q97432 J65 3
Partner should be 751 Is not doubling to increase a penalty - It should be asking for the unusual lead - since I would lead a club without the double - diamond seems clear.
How and when do you try for slam - or don't you?
I will now explain the question - 3 directors on BBO chose to let opponents play 4S on this auction after UI by the 2C bidder who announced to table that she had typoed and had a 2S opener. 3 directors concurred that 4S contract with responder never making slam try ...
Confusion over "Good/Bad 2NT" and competitive double
My personal rule for G/B has always been that its on 150% over RHO bid - however I do like Joann's take on the situation and could change. But I have found there can be confusion so I have always liked the 150% rule - no exceptions - hard to make ...
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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