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Al Hollander
Al Hollander
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Basic Information

Member Since
June 20, 2010
Last Seen
Jan. 16
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
getting harry goldwater to laugh when opp called director on me
Bridge Accomplishments
bbo vugraph commentator, extensive library
Regular Bridge Partners
none this millenium
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
none this millenium
Favorite Conventions
big club, relay, transfer/flip-flop in non-nt
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Best defense against Big Club?
my recollection of discussions with bigtrain (Walter) is that he thought interference over strong 1 didn't become effective until at least 2 one qualification i would add - if your opponents use a relay structure, then the interference is probably most effective when it is at a level ...
Bridge Books of Yesteryear
to both references saying Card Play Technique is "much better" i can only say 'much better' = huge underbid I have worn out multiple copies of Card Play Technique Never have been able to finish reading Watson - or Culbertson's Red Book on Play. But when has Mollo not been magnitudes ...
Xmas party bridge
having played this format of 'partner leads next', i do have one suggestion -- DO NOT PLAY IF SOBER actually it was a blast never did figure out how to adjust bidding. keeping track of who was on lead was difficult enough.
Poll #3: Restrictions on Player Who has Qualified for Two Events
just for confirmation: 1) this does NOT apply to players who have qualified for the Bermuda Bowl 1a) BB qualifiers are ineligible to choose another event 1b) i think (keyword) BB qualifiers aren't even eligible to play in subsequent USBCs, so the existing situation still exists where pre-registered teams ...
1!S X 2!S X - Minors or can it have hearts?
if mentioning Kit, we should include the general rule he has posted multiple times on bridgewinners: if game is still possible, then 2NT=lebensohl
Pop History: Life Has Been a Winning Hand (Oswald Jacoby, from The Madison [Wisconsin] Courier, February 3, 1984)
my guess for survivors in decreasing order of confidence would be: von Zedwitz Gruenther Lightner yes, i could check to confirm dates, but that would be dishonest
Poll #3: Restrictions on Player Who has Qualified for Two Events
hypothetical for choice #3: a player enters 2 USBC events and pre-alerts intention to play in 1st event. what if the rule goes further? instead of allowing a late resignation from event #2, come up with a defined mechanism to minimize the spoiler effect this person can have by - having ...
Poll #2: Replacement Team
"absent multiple ineligibility" is a troubling, hopefully nearly impossible, permutation that may suggest a new option. * if USA1 loser is eligible, then that team becomes USA1 * if both USA1 finalists are ineligible, then ... what? probably both USA2 finalists going to the WC is easiest to implement rather than trying to ...
TRYING AGAIN - POLL #1 - Eligibility of team that has lost 1 or 2 players
it seems redundant for 1st & 5th options to even mention 50%. isn't any player who has not played 50% already ineligible? not sure if i am nit-picking or maybe missing something
POLL on Effect of Resignations and Double Qualification
not at all - i just think that situation is already covered by existing choices I think the situation of splitting 2 pairs is AT LEAST as bad as 1 pair of hired guns, but not necessarily covered by existing choices sidebar - the hired gun scenario is just one reason that ...

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