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I don't understand 2 at all. I thought 3 was a fair compromise.

2 at MPs though.
Nov. 6
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Iowa had a thriving bridge game in 1982-84 although it is possible that I am both the most accomplished player and lawyer from that game. Which is sad, really.
Oct. 29
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We may not get a good result but Imma not gonna lose this PM.
Oct. 26
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Damn. I thought I held the record. -2920.
Oct. 26
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I was trying to say, but didn't do it very artfully, that I am too not motivated by money to be a great poker player. I just want to see the beauty of the great play. Which to me makes bridge better.
Oct. 23
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The Shania thread on 2+2 (poker's equivalent of BW) went on for years.

But I have to admit that I see more utility in Shania for that game than this one. In poker I can beat addicts (of which LA sports many) but against other good and disciplined players I see no sense in making mixed plays. So I prefer bridge where more often one is aiming at theoretical best plays without regard to inducing doubts in OPPs.

But Weinstein should really weigh in here.
Oct. 23
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You guys are spoiling everything.
Oct. 19
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Didn't see opps bid.
Oct. 18
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I am going to go with 3 on my second call, but I would never send Phil C. home, and certainly not for a 2 bid here. I am more swayed by the intermediates than by the lack of an additional MAJ suit J.

Phil may have more confidence in his partners holding xx, Jx, AQxxx, xxxx and finding a raise to 3.
Oct. 17
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I like KB also, but I am willing to live without it at least in club games where getting to 7 is not all that crucial and if it is, it is usually obvious that 7 is making.

In “Saturday Slams” I generally preach that Ace asking is for getting to 7 or sometimes stopping in 5 but Q bidding is a better tooling for suggesting or refusing 6.
Oct. 17
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Speaking of Kit: 4m as general slam try. Q bid if interested. 4NT if not.
Oct. 16
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This is why 4 as a general slam try asking for Q bidding if interested and 4NT if not is best.
Oct. 16
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If this thread is boiling back up to the top, I will report that Yu and I are still partnering and, in fact, my partnership with her has become my model for partnerships.

Some of which (almost) measure up. And some of which . . . .
Oct. 16
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Yet another example of why I recently decided that directing bridge contests is better left to more desperate people.
Oct. 16
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I played so much on The Sierra Network that my body went numb from the seating/monitor arrangement. I had to bring out an old kitchen chair to the computer desk to correct it.
Oct. 15
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Not going to name names, but a bridge player that I considered quite possibly the smartest person on the planet was spotted by me outside the Ventura Regional, smoking.

So much for smartest person on the planet.
Oct. 15
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And the post mortems at the Brass Knocker (nearby bar) did not end until 1am. Closing time.
Oct. 13
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1993 was toward the tail end of one of my bridge binges.

Much more precision (including me, but today is still the same with me).

People had strange (disciplined) ideas about preempts but I never let that corrupt me.

Psyches were much more tolerated or even encouraged. Zero tolerance had not yet been invented – for better or worse. Recall a lawyer and another player getting into a fist fight in the parking lot. Another story about one of the participants, as he was being wheeled out on a gurney, “This is because of your bad bidding, _____.”

Bridge was much more about fun and far less about competition or excellence. A good story always trumped a great play. Thank you ACBL and teachers for killing bridge. Bridge is best learned by one's self, from ragged books fished out of garage sales.

Bridge players could occasionally get banned from casinos for card counting (1st hand story).

Bridge players were young enough to be involved in at least semi-scandalous behavior and occasionally headed home at hours such a 5:30 or 6 to shower and take care of other hygiene matters before work.
Oct. 13
Jim Perkins edited this comment Oct. 13
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Brozell was the first system of competition over their NT that I was taught. Circa 1986-87.
Oct. 13
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My favorite: “Too hot” “Too cold” . . . before I can even get to the thermostat.
Oct. 11
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