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Steve Bruno
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Member Since
May 11, 2011
Last Seen
Feb. 17
Member Type
Bridge Writer
United States of America

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Emerald Life Master
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What approach would you take?
If partner can pass One Notrump, get a new system. If you're not willing to change system, bid 3H, invitational.
Slow double - should I pull anyway?
I would never play with a slow-doubling partner again. She makes life too difficult.
ACBL - Running a KO with a qualifying swiss?
New? When I started playing in Regionals, there was only one KO. It was held across mornings after a one-day long Swiss qualifying event. The top 16 teams after the Swiss qualifying played in the morning KO. The field was re-seeded by the directors for the KO stage. I often ...
Declare 7NT on the Nine of Diamonds lead
Ever notice how often the diamond nine is the opening lead?
NEW North American Bridge Federation
So the USBF is the NBO for the United States. Isn't that a change from the way things have been? The ACBL will no longer be involved with the WBO - ?
NEW North American Bridge Federation
Having the USBF designated as the ZA for North America is a giant step in the right direction. As much separation between the ACBL and the USBF as can be achieved is great for bridge. As was stated above, now the ACBL can devote it's resources to promoting and ...
Expectations. (Club game.)
A local club game is a weird and mysterious thing. A lot of the time I'll look around and conclude that I'm one-half of the best pair in the room. But I know enough about the field to conclude that I only have about a 20-30% likelihood of ...
Goodbye, Russ
Christopher Cross.
What bridge really needs to become relevant again.
Traditionally we attempt to push beginners into duplicate or tournament bridge too quickly. We are too hungry for their flesh. John's idea of slowing down the learning process and confining their competition to small groups is a great one. Incubate them for 2 to 5 years until they are ...
Radical Revamp of NABC Schedules?
Jan - you've made an excellent post. By "fixing" the schedule for NABC++ events and sprinkling the NABC+ and Regional events around them, we can have shorter tournaments and ones which have something for every level of bridge, except maybe the 0 to 10,000 level. Perhaps they could be ...

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