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Ryan Schultz
Ryan Schultz
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Member Since
March 11, 2011
Last Seen
13 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

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Bridge Accomplishments
Flight B NAP Champion 2016 / Flight B GNT 2015 Champion / Flight A GNT 2014 Runner-Up / Flight C GNT 2010 Champion
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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Why younger players don't want to learn bridge
Strongly disagree. In the posted thread someone argued that the dummy is one of the greatest mechanics ever invented in gaming. While I might not take it that far, it should probably be in the discussion. There's a reason bridge is hugely more popular than whist.
Why younger players don't want to learn bridge
Thanks for posting about this discussion. The theme I saw repeatedly mentioned was poor teaching/introduction to the game. If the ACBL can get this right with their Big Idea to improve teaching this could potentially be a game changer. I think something like minibridge should be a standard introduction ...
Score keeping should be disallowed in the semi finals/finals of all major national matchpoint type events
Seems reasonable to me. One consequence is that resolving score disputes might become more difficult and prevalent. Suppose both sides disagree on the score at the end of the session. Having private scores would be helpful evidence to resolve the problem. This change might also motivate some unethical players to ...
Official Spanish Team Statement
Any player can psyche at any time, but you can't have hidden partnership agreements to field those calls. If I psyche and everyone at the table is equally deceived then no harm done. If partner takes a non-standard, protective action because he has seen me previously psyche in this ...
Official Spanish Team Statement
Louis, We would need to demonstrate that Bathurst-Lall have a partnership agreement in order for it to qualify as a HUM. That's why the quantity and accuracy of the data matters. I think Spain helps their case by presenting the evidence as clearly as possible. Based on Oren's ...
Official Spanish Team Statement
Saying you analyzed 400 boards is completely misleading and is clearly intended to add legitimacy to your claim. As discussed in the previous thread, we can easily estimate that only a handful of those 400 hands were relevant to your charge. It would be more accurate to say: "We found ...
Proper description of response to Kokish Game Try
I consider this one of those difficult, gray areas where both sides can usually do better. I certainly err on the side of full disclosure and explanations should be as precise as possible; however, I also think the opponents should avoid making assumptions. When I see these situations I usually ...
Statement from legal counsel for Fantoni/Nunes
1. Press releases are short and to the point for a reason. This missive uses a lot of space to say something very simple: "We want a fair trial and ask bridge players to reserve judgment until the trial is over." This communication would have been much more effective if ...
What or when to alert.
I really dislike the ACBL alert chart and wrote about it in a post several months ago, where I proposed an alternative idea. The core of the problem is one of insufficient resolution. All bids are either alerted or not alerted; yet any given call can have multiple meanings. An ...
The Bad Old Days
As a younger player who started in 2006 I've never experienced anything but the demographics you describe. However, in my area the players appear to be adequate drivers and most have good social skills. I always expect the older crowd to have some limitations, but it rarely affects my ...

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