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Stephen Cooper
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 25, 2010
Last Seen
June 26
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Just won my first National Championship - the 4 session Canadian Open Pairs with Jordan Cohen (June, 2013).


I played in my first duplicate at the age of 12 in 1967. Played a lot in my teens and twenties, then paused for career and family. I have been teaching kids in ACBL school-age program for  many years. Also teach adults live and on-line. I am a Financial Planner - Bridge is a hobby, as is playing ball hockey, playing musical instruments, creating art, and travel.


I have had one or two articles per year published in The Bridge World (latest: May 2013 issue)


Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
Appealing to a Wider Audience
OKBridge, which predates BBO, still runs ACBL masterpoint games.
Draft ACBL Alert Procedure - Request for Comments
As an "Oldtimer" (aren't most ACBL players?), I have always felt a little uncomfortable since they introduced "announcing". I divide the notification system into 2 categories - Alerts - and - Blurts. Of course, with Blurts, you just blurt out the meaning!
AUTOBRIDGE Free refills
Karen and Wayne send me your address privately and I will mail them to you - I found two sets, so one each, no charge, I will pay the mail don't worry
AUTOBRIDGE Free refills
Sure, that's easy for me. Let me know who and we can plan a meet-up. I will play secondary events with clients probably on 10+3 schedules as available and will be there Sat Nov 30 thru Thu Dec 5. If that doesn't work, Wayne (below) will take ...
AUTOBRIDGE Free refills
If you will be in town again, we can do it then. I will be in San Fran at the Nationals....Either of those work for you?
David Caplan (1964-2019) - Our Story
Thanks Fred. Well said.
Down Under Coup
A complete removal of all exit cards is a dentist's coup. Since this is not a full removal, it's a "partial bridge". This is apropos on two levels - we get a dental term that itself references bridge!
Flipping for Winning
...a personal individual masterpoint penalty?
ACBL Cell Phone Policies & Penalties
If your phone is in your pocket, it might vibrate and provide you with illegal information. If your cell phone is on the table, visible to all, then it cannot be used for anything nefarious. I don't wear a watch, and use my phone to tell time. I would ...
The Worst Convention Ever
The "Hurt Feelings Suit-Confirming Double". Chiefly employed by beginners-to-intermediate level players, the purpose of the double is to express outrage when the opponents have the audacity to bid your own bid suit (not your partner's). The bid gives partner no information, but allows the opposition a range of options ...

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