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Congratulations Bahar Gidwani! Looking forward to working with the ACBL both for my charitable efforts with the Longest Day (only 2 weeks away) and the WBF! With us all working together, I hope for a rejuvenated love of bridge across America
June 6, 2017
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Bravo!!! If I could like this post twice I would! Much respect as a bridge enthusiast, bridge player and marketer!
Aug. 28, 2016
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Cédric Lorenzini and Thomas Bessis reunite in under 30 minutes to help raise awareness for The Samfund!
The 2nd USBF Jr/Pro Charity Exhibition match pairs USBF Juniors with super star bridge players and expert commentary. Thomas is teaming up with Bobby Levin against Geoff Hampson and Barry Goren. Cédric joins Joe Grue, Josh Donn, Michael and Debbie Rosenberg to moderate this all-star exhibition match at 10pm (4pm EST) on BBO Vugraph.
Jan. 31, 2016
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You are awesome Josh for continuing to donate your time to my causes despite my abysmal spelling ♥️
Jan. 21, 2016
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Thank you :)
Jan. 21, 2016
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Technology will lead to a more pure bridge game - but the best route is not by simply making changes in isolation. Two men I admire greatly - Bob & Bob - have proposed one logical solution with many benefits and some drawback discussed above. Tablets or electronic trays could be a part of a solution, but we do not have to decide based on a crystal ball. We have the opportunity to find the best route forward by analysis of the entire bridge customer experience: mapping each touch point, market intelligence, user research, player interviews, beta testing and understanding all the technologies available (such as those mentioned in this thread as well as 360 cameras and others).

Bridge is an analytical game - so shouldn't we take an analytic approach to making any changes to the game mechanics?

I love bridge and in my short time playing have been lucky enough to not only meet many of these top players but to be able to call some of them mentors and friends - on both sides of this debate. We should listen to all their concerns and incorporate them into a tested customer focused solution that minimizes cheating but keeps the aspects that makes it the game we all love.
Sept. 19, 2015
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Many of these Jrs are trying to raise money to fund their team in the 4th Open Youth Bridge Championships in Croatia. Help make bridge dreams come true for a deserving Jr. bridge team. Support Team Cookie Potter for Croatia!
❤️ DONATE: www.gofundme.com/USA4CROATIA
❤️ BUY THE SHIRT: www.bonfirefunds.com/team-cookie-potter-for-croatia
Meet the team:
Anam Tebha - Oren Kriegel
Alex Hudson - Christian Jolly
Sean Gannon - Julie Arbit
With Roger Lee and Cookie Potter as NPC
Aug. 16, 2015
Lindsey Weinger edited this comment Aug. 18, 2015
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Thank you for the support! And the editing help :)
Lindsey
June 15, 2015
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Hi JLall,
Thank you again for donating your time for The Longest Day Team in 2014. 2 questions
1) Will you do it again for 2015?
2) Do you think it is appropriate to intertwine charity efforts into bridge?
Jan. 15, 2015
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For the international bridge community - the BBO Vugraph schedule shows times in *your time zone*: http://bridgebase.com/vugraph/schedule.php?event_id=2275.

Thank you for your support! Look forward to seeing you Sunday ♥
Dec. 16, 2014
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The Cavendish Monaco is more than just a great tournament - it is a magical bridge experience! Thank you Jean-Charles for allowing me to be apart of it!
Oct. 3, 2014
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Absolutely not, I'm pretty slow if I want to do well. When I started I would practice playing the classic games to watch the GIBs play the hand and if Leo (or other BBO stars) were in the game I would pass out hands to finish the game quickly (my beginner 101 class at Manhattan Bridge Club was amazing but I was learning the building blocks not the more advanced conventions). I never cared about points or being dead last - I wanted to watch, learn, and undertand the strategies of these great players (such as not to do Stayman with 4333 or non traditional 1nt openings like with 6 card minor and Kx to protect). Some people can read articles about Points Shmoints and understand how to apply it - I had to see it in action to realize which hands would take tricks vs simply enough points to be in game.
Oct. 3, 2014
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Thank you Peg, Leo and Danny!
Leo - when I first started I actually would play as fast as I could if I knew you were in the tournament so I could watch how you bid and declared. In my book, you are one of my bridge mentors as I learned so much from kibitzing you :)
Oct. 2, 2014
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I do not keep it hidden or a secret - learning from the best is a key feature to my success (you can take a look at my facebook wall for proof). I am happy to say I have been a client of many great bridge players - who I adore as mentors and friends.
What is unsettling is that whatever I do now is qualified with a “however” or “but” (and yes - it is not just ‘here’). You even stated that your comments could be read as “accusatory or critical” so why are you surprised when I am defending my own choices. If you want to help change the business and it's evolution then make positive comments that don't reinforce the negative stigma.
I understand that this thread is not to insult the “client” but nearly everything you wrote about doing so is negative.
And unless I am hiring you - it is none of your business.
Oct. 2, 2014
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“Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.”
― Benjamin Franklin
I have worked very hard my entire life to MAKE opportunities for myself - such as playing with Christina at the Cavendish - and I use my “foresight, and critically, the money” to give back to this community such as when I raised nearly $15K for ACBL's The Longest Day in under 3 weeks of planning. Additionally, without people like me, many of these pros would not be able to attend these international events and a newbie would never get to play in an invitational tournament like the Cavendish without a pro. Would you like me to stop since that is all your comments are going to do?
“Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good.”
― Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success
I do not learn well from books - I need to experience the 1000 hours. My partners are both pros and peers - but my favorite is my mom (and by the way I have won with them all). I choose to play with people who offer a great experience.
I am often asked why there are not more people like me starting to play bridge in the US. One clear reason is the criticism I get from the bridge community for how I chose to learn the game. Why would I tell my peers to follow my lead when I am met with constant insults undercutting my accomplishments?
All of the great players I speak with have had champion-level mentors during their development. Does it really matter if they paid for the lessons? And is it any of your business?
Oct. 2, 2014
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Bridge Winner's Auction is in full force with some of the guys going for sale twice and one three times (Gavin Wolpert is a rock star of this auction…so far). Show who your favorite is by bidding on them to #ENDALZ! Act now in the very last bridge game on The Longest Day (ends after midnight). http://www.platinumcem.myevent.com/3/auction.htm
June 20, 2014
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