Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Barry Plotkin
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
One would hope that in that unlikely event you'd kick them right to the curb as they deserve. Don't think you need another two card fees THAT badly.
July 3, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I was semi-joking–that's a windmill I've tilted at here on more than one occasion (Multi to the GCC). I do think the convention charts need to be greatly liberalized.
June 15, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Multi 2D to the General Chart/Open Chart is the first order of business.

To become a LM you must win an event (Gold Rush or better).

Open club games MUST allow at least the full GCC/Open Chart.

You get found to have cheated in an ACBL-sanctioned event–ANY event–you are barred for life. No second chances.
June 11, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
How about a Winter Goldmans, but scored at IMP pairs?
June 7, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Many, many moons ago, I played in our District KO final of the Flight C GNT. We were down after each of the first three quarters, but with 16 boards to go we winnowed the deficit to 19 IMP's.

My partner and I had a huge final set. Looked like we were sure winners. Then our teammates came back to the table, and it became quickly apparent one of them had been just trying to get out of there as fast as he could. To the point where I strongly suspected deliberate bad play. I was furious. I can tolerate losing, but someone tanking just because THEY didn't think we had a chance…I walked out without saying a word to him. Never spoke to him again, would not play with him ever again (he wasn't a reg pd, but we had played every so often). He passed away a number of years ago.

Wish I hadn't been an idiot that held a grudge for that long.
June 5, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
That's a classic. Long out of print, but the authors released a PDF into the public domain. I have the PDF if you want it–PM me if so.
June 4, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Robson/Segal Competitive Bidding At Bridge
June 3, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
You're quite correct. Sorry folks–didn't catch that mistake.
June 1, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Relates to a FB post I'd made in a bridge group. There were some people who thought this wasn't a 2C bid red/white.
May 23, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
You get caught cheating, you should be banned for life. Period, end of sentence, end of paragraph, no reinstatement ever.
March 17, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
How in the name of God is Marty Bergen not in the HOF?
Feb. 19, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
And the reason for this is…
Feb. 2, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Other–we need to blow up the WBF, so to speak, and start anew.
Jan. 30, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
If North is a player of a level who should have known better, remove the double AND add a full-board penalty.
Jan. 30, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Multi with 2M as Muiderberg.
Jan. 24, 2018
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I gave my word that I wouldn't do that, sorry. It's my friend's call to make.
Nov. 6, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Can't believe how many people doubled on this hand.
Nov. 2, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Of course, because God forbid the 0-750 crowd should leave without any gold points.
Oct. 23, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I tell partner no thanks, because this is suicidal. If I’m being paid to do this, I return my fee if partner insists. It’s impossible to do what the OP suggests successfully.
Oct. 18, 2017
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
What would speed up the game is always keeping the Bridgemates or their equivalent in tournament mode.
Oct. 14, 2017
.

Bottom Home Top