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Shawn Drenning
Shawn Drenning
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Member Since
March 14, 2011
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3 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

Austin, TX player.  Trying to get better.

United States of America

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Bridge Accomplishments
I have been on the cover of popular bridge publications such as the ACBL bridge bulletin
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Austin Bridge Center
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ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
Sam Shawn
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The Setting Trick Episode 16: Steve Weinstein
"If we never lose, it didn't seem right to me that we were deploying our capital properly if we actually never lost money" It was somewhat of a throwaway comment, but this really stood out to me just because it seems to capture the mentality that is necessary to ...
WBF Online Junior Championship. USA Trumps China
I think it is a good analogy, but you are misapplying it. In my real life, I purchase insurance to protect against events that would be catastrophic to me (or in situations where I am required to). So while I do not actually own a home, I would purchase home ...
WBF Online Junior Championship. USA Trumps China
"Option 1 presents greater psychological benefit, as it is the more risk averse " This seems like a fallacy to me; if you're going to do something over and over again, the strategy with the lower EV is the higher risk one (similar to the well-known example that if you ...
WBF Online Junior Championship. USA Trumps China
Sure and if I have AQJxx opposite 10xxxx with nothing to go on and I drop stiff K off side, I'll probably win IMPs against HOF player, but that doesn't mean it's right . . .
WBF Online Junior Championship. USA Trumps China
One time on a layout like this (but maybe with KJ or K10 in dummY), declarer had no entry to hand so he played low off of dummy (to my right). I probably wasn't up for flying Q, but luckily I held the A. Partner, thinking about something other ...
WBF Online Junior Championship. USA Trumps China
I think it makes sense to convert to VPs, but if you look at the scales and assume various outcomes on other boards I still think it usually makes sense to go for high percentage overtricks. I think in certain cases (you think you have a vulnerable game swing and ...
Why is this day different from all others?
I kind of like this idea. I like playing against the very strong pro teams, but it's also fun to play against players closer to my actual skill level which can be harder to do in the current system.
Why is this day different from all others?
"The bracketed RRs are much, much, much more popular than the A/X Swiss, especially among the "low-X" players." In my proposed format it would be like Sunday was in Houston except that there would be no upper limit (or a really high upper limit) on who could participate in ...
Why is this day different from all others?
Buddy: I do not know all of the details of how you ended up in bracket 2, but I definitely would normally have sympathy if according to the rules you should have been in bracket 1 and were not. Hopefully the changes proposed by Daniel Jackson below will mean this ...
Why is this day different from all others?
I’m curious what your suggestion was? The Soloway seemed like a good improvement to the tournament. Do you know why the tournament cannot just run the top flight as an A/X Swiss? I thought doing it this way with no upper limit on how many masterpoints you can ...

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