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Steve Fama
Steve Fama
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 25, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

The sign in my avatar is NOT a Photoshop creation. That is the actual sign held be Larry Fine in the 1935 short "Pop Goes The Easel". It's in the opening scene, viewable on YouTube. Here'a a link:



United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Helping a friend win a Regional Swiss shortly before she passed away
Bridge Accomplishments
2500+ MP, Helped 8 other people make LM
Regular Bridge Partners
FTF-Dave Charleston, Angela Reiner
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridge Boardroom (York PA), Harrisburg (PA) Bridge Club,
Favorite Tournaments
Lancaster PA Regional. Hunt Valley MD Regional
Favorite Conventions
Reverse Bergen, Mini-Roman 2D variant (of my own creation).
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Gold Life Master
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The Best Bridge Writer
Agree 100%. It is unfortunate that this article is not available on The Bridge World's web site.
The Best Bridge Writer
My vote is for Hugh Kelsey. Of all the writers in my collection of 200+ books, 3 writers, Kelsey Reese and Lawrence, stand out for the impact their writings have had upon my game. Killing Defense and Master Play were two of the first books I ever read when I ...
The Best Bridge Writer
"B. For play and defense, books are essential and I laugh at any self-professed expert that has never picked up a book." I seem to remember that once upon a time, Reese was playing rubber bridge at a London club against an older member who, in the course of a ...
You Know You Are A Bridge Player When....
...When you read Peg's comment and your first thought is she was playing on OKBridge......
Playing Negative Free Bids, what is proper alerting procedure after partner's negative double?
I emailed the ACBL's Ruling the Game Department back in 2013. Email and reply pasted below. -------------------------------------- My original email.... My partner and I play 2/1 with a 15-17NT, 5-card majors and Reverse Bergen raises. We’ve worked on dealing with interference over a 1 or 1 ...
Playing Negative Free Bids, what is proper alerting procedure after partner's negative double?
Martin, I did specify that any bid through 3 is a NFB. The action taken with the 2-0-4-7 hand you mentioned would depend on the strength of the hand, whether we deem it to be worth a force or not.
Steve Fama's bidding problem: 5 AKT62 Q543 A32
Yes. The partnership agreement is not as narrow as yours.
Top Bridge Pros' Tax Woes Continue
Matthew, not ALL bridge players have smart phones.
Steve Fama's lead problem: 542 52 87 AQJT32
Thanks to all who voted. This hand came up in a recent club duplicate. West's hand was -AKQ10, -AKQ7, -AQ5, -K6. East was 3=4=3=3 with the k. 8 of 12 players (apparently) at the game also led a .
Prep Before the Game
Ed, your last point about the post-game gathering is very well taken. Years ago, this was a regular event. At one time, a group of players from one of the clubs in our area held a monthly Master Solvers' Club post-game meeting. After the latest volume of the Bridge World ...

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