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broken for me too… Can you clip and paste Roy?
Feb. 17
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Thank you very much! Russell Baker just died this year. My favorite year was 1972-3. We lived abroad that year and the year featured Nixon, Watergate and Fischer-Spassky among many other things. The International Herald Tribune was co-owned by the NYT and WaPo then, and the editorial page alternated Baker and Buchwald every day. Magnificent reading!
Feb. 16
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I am indebted to my teacher Dick Bruno for pointing out the value of a 1 opening here at IMPs. At MPs, in a predominantly “15-17 universe”, I think 1NT is best.
Feb. 8
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Bravo!
Jan. 20
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one of the top 3 teams in Yokohama contained a suspect- and subsequently suspended- pair
Jan. 4
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If that question is for me, the answer is that I could envision making six hearts opposite singleton-singleton absent a heart lead with the 10 coming down 3rd ruffing a club. Also that extremely negative holding was unlikely because the opponents had 10 or 11 Spades and my partner with several clubs and few hearts would undoubtedly have bid 5 clubs a level he was forced to in the first place.
Jan. 3
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Don't know but it is hand #9 from 190102 TCG-day.
Jan. 3
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A compounding error is that many “average” club players don't understand the constraints UI places on the opponents. An example: I picked up KQJ9xx AKJxxxx in yesterday's common game. The auction proceeded: (2) - 4* - (4) - hesitation, then pass, by my student. The 4 call by me was properly explained as GF Leaping Michaels. After my partner passed the opponents were outraged that I bid a slam. The director politely explained that my bid was consistent with the hand I held and not a reason to adjust the score. My opponent carried the objection onward after the director had ruled and left the table. She noted that Bridgemate showed one table had played the contract in 4 - proof that I should have passed!
Jan. 3
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No. And he hasn't “sung” either.
Jan. 2
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Thanks for the enormous time and effort at this detective adventure
Jan. 1
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Unfortunately I do not. I saw the newspaper item and wanted bridgers to know that there are definite stirrings in the youth realm. This past week at the NYC regional there were many young people in attendance, some doing quite well. Ron Smith came from Chicago to NYC, and partnered and teamed with several. Go Ron!
Dec. 30, 2018
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this seems to be a typical local story. my guess is when a similar youth bridge program “takes off” in NYC.
Dec. 27, 2018
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moved to answer to jeff
Dec. 27, 2018
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partial answer: al levy is in the wbf and acbl. in the past he has been most willing to comment on BW. perhaps he should be invited to a no-holds In the Well.
Dec. 25, 2018
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Frederic. Thanks for this fascinating thread.
Dec. 25, 2018
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Hi Drew. Just an aside- I know people who do not play in certain arranged BBO matches because they include people (experts ) “known to assist themselves” with multiple logins. Of course this wouldn't apply to matches with live human monitors.
Dec. 23, 2018
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Dear Nic: I would be VERY interested in learning the value of X from you!
Dec. 21, 2018
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JS: I find it amusing that the voting BoD member couldn't know your opinion by A) seeing any of your vociferous anti-cheating posts over the last several years OR B) using a cell phone to ask you.
Dec. 21, 2018
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cannot like this enough.
Dec. 19, 2018
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I am not happy with the conclusion, but I wish to thank Ms. Heth for responding to the many requests for fuller information.
Dec. 19, 2018
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