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All comments by Narsingh D Agnish
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Congratulations, a well-deserved award (about time).
Aug. 21
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It is a shame that one team had to lose in the USA1 vs Bulgaria quarter-final match. Bulgaria won the sixth set rather handily (58-26) even though USA1 had their front line fighting it out. I was hoping for a USA1 - USA2 semi-final but that was not to be.
Aug. 21
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Lot of players play inverted minor suit raises which leaves no bid for the range of 8-11 points. I have seen many of these players play jump shift in the other minor (e.g., 1♣ - 2♦) as a limit raise.
Aug. 1
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Since we can win gold and silver points in club games, why would we want to sectional or regional tournaments? I am looking forward to the day when I'll be able win platinum points in a club charity game!
July 30
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so, then which Monaco pair is out?
June 26
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These days when opponents pre-empt on any excuse (including a ragged 5-card suit), may be Fishbein should be played more often.
June 24
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I remember under-leading a King against a grand slam. The declarer promptly finessed the queen in the dummy. After the hand was over, I asked the declarer why she took a risky finesse when she had 13 tricks without the finesse. My partner chimed in: she was trying for an over trick!
June 11
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There was a time when you had to attend a Sectional to earn silver points; now you can earn them in your club (Stac). There was a time you had to attend a Regional to win red points; now you can win them at your club. There was a time you had to attend a National to earn gold points; now you can earn them in a Regional. Now, we have platinum points; wait and you will be able to win them in a regional.
June 9
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I like the “concept” of the stop card. In practice, very few people take the required 10 seconds whether you are using the STOP card or not.

One time, I tried a novel approach. “In 10 seconds, I'll be making a call at the three level in the lower ranking minor suit.” You notice that I did not mention the name of the suit. My LHO promptly passed. Well, so much for a novel approach.
June 7
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I play natural in minors (2 diamonds over 1 diamond opening and 2 clubs over 1 club opening as showing the bid minor). I was surprised to learn that both bids require alert. These days opening one club/one diamond on one or two cards seems to become the norm. In view of that, I would think that more players should play minor overcalls as natural.
May 12
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Congratulations. Too bad USA is not allowed an extra team.
May 11
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congratulations. A solid team effort.
May 7
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In our club (The Bridge Table), once the result is entered, only the percentage for the declaring side is shown; nothing else.
April 30
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Playing Lebensohl, I'll consider the south hand much more than minimum and bid three diamonds.
March 7
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The problem with opening one heart is that partner is going to pass with four diamonds to the Queen and couple of hearts. What exactly is wrong with opening 2 clubs and then bidding two hearts over expected 2 diamonds and next time bidding diamonds.
Feb. 27
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Was he the only one elected from the slate of six?
Feb. 17
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The WBF should review every single board played in the open pairs, making sure any and all errors are corrected before deciding on the final outcome (assuming they are willing to make any changes in the final standing). May be there are other errors which might make this discussion superfluous.
Sept. 24, 2016
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Why have any carry over? Start each morning with zero carry over. The logic is that many of the match points were won against weak opponents (defined as pairs who failed to qualify). This way you don't have to worry over what carry over score to give to drop-in pairs.
July 27, 2016
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Hi Alex, I well remember Mary Clarke. Good for her that she still plays at that age. Once in a while I visit the web site of Saskatoon Bridge Club and I don't find too many names I recognize. You, Mary Clarke, and Doug Schmeiser. I guess, members from my time (1965-1974) have gradually moved on. Can't help you with the continuation of that sentence … has been too long!
May 11, 2016
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Ah Mary Doupe. I remember her well even though I left Saskatoon in 1974. I played with her once or twice (and against, many many times). Once she made up her mind to bid, no body could stop her. She would keep on bidding until she won the contract. She was such a sweet person, came to the club early, started the coffee pot, and got the game going.
May 10, 2016
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