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Barbara Barnes
Barbara Barnes
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 13, 2011
Last Seen
8 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Live in Washington, D.C. area; degree in math, retired from U.S Government.

Played a lot in the sixties/seventies; took 35 years off; came back to play in clubs or occasional regional about 2011. 

According to Newsweek I'm a typical ACBL member:  somebody's grandmother with an aol email address. 

Interested in the discussions about cheating detection and investigation/adjudication processes. 

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Yet to come
ACBL Ranking
Bronze Life Master
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Teaching Bridge to Kids
Our grandson (5) is learning chess. (He's starting card games too.) We ran across the curriculum from ChessKid (which is designed to be used by teams, coaches, schoolteachers, and parents as well as, of course, actual kids) which is keyed to the Common Core standards, perhaps making it more ...
Restricted choice: real life example
See: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sensitivity_and_specificity
Going....Going....Gone!
....most recently heard at the Lake Wobegon DBC, where all the pairs finish above average.
Going....Going....Gone!
I thought this was going to be a riff on the Banksy painting that was destroyed by a shredder hidden in the frame after it sold at auction for $1.4M. Your title is supposedly the tagline about it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkC80in5heU
Tablets with a table feel
Hi Joe, Your vision of 52 LCD "cards" is inspirational. How do you make play seem more "normal"/satisfying? Silly thought -- For "at the table" games, what if each player's tablet showed just his own hand and the facedown quitted cards you'd normally have on your edge of ...
The Hungarian Bridge Federation switches to play with tablets instead of cards
Would welcome the chance to play without the "stupid" infractions -- my own and others' --(revoking, leading out of turn, insufficient bids) that can be prevented in tablet/on-line play. I am over 70 and have some difficulty holding and manipulating cards (being left-handed doesn't help). I'm always the ...
What are your pet peeves?
Aware of the world around them? Maybe not...
What are your pet peeves?
I'm sorry I could only like this once Anant.
What are your pet peeves?
I ask the declarer or opening leader on the board to okay the score, figuring that improves the chance that the person was paying attention. I like the idea of asking the opponent who is scolding (or otherwise misbehaving.)
Anyone who is found to have cheated in an ACBL sanctioned event, at any level, should be banned from the ACBL and ANY ACBL-sanctioned event, permanently.
I voted yes, but two things would have to happen. We'd all have to be clear on the differences between legal improprieties (revoking, selecting an action not permitted after UI) ethical violations, and what we'd call cheating. We would need to educate new players to understand what's ...
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