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Brian Platnick
Brian Platnick
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Basic Information

Member Since
Jan. 16, 2011
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

In addition to playing bridge, I am currently a member of the ACBL seeding committee.  I have also coached 2 junior pairs in the program run by Michael and Debbie Rosenberg.  When not playing bridge, I spend my time trading stock options, chilling with my family, and traveling. 

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning the 2017 Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
Won 1991 World Juniors, 2010 Spingold, 2017 Spingold, 2010 Rosenblum, several other 1st/2nd place finishes in NABC events. WBF World Grand Master,
Regular Bridge Partners
John Diamond.
Favorite Tournaments
USBF team trials
Favorite Conventions
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Three Deals from the USBC Semifinals
Hi Jim, It’s been a while, how is everything? You obviously meant 6, and yes that was a great hand. Another of my favorites was board 7 from the first quarter of the semis. JD found the killing shift to beat 3NT - a great play that was missed ...
Another Zia class act story
Hi Barry, As I was reading this story, I couldn’t believe the amazing coincidence. Many years ago, several people including myself and John Diamond hired Zia to play with our friend, who is also named David, for a birthday present. David goes by “notzia” on BBO. Zia also bought ...
2019 USBC Finals Set
Thanks Oren, you and Ron are the best. In a few years when you were winning Bermuda bowls left and right, don’t forget me, JD, and Ron.
2019 USBC Finals Set
The Open final should be a great match. Whichever team wins, the US will have a worthy representative in the Bermuda Bowl. For me, watching a bridge match on BBO is like watching a football game. Sometimes I’m cheering for a particular team or player, other times I’m ...
Priorities for the WBF?
Michael, "Adam is intellectual and fundamentally honest." I generally agree but one exception. I don't find Adam to be objective when it comes to Objectivism.
Kyle Rockoff's bidding problem: AQT4 --- AJ KQJT874
David, I was all set to email an apology to you for my obnoxious comment on the BRP drop-in thread, but then I read this.
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
David, A better rebuttal to my insult would be to cite the number of times you qualified for day 3.
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
David, It would be interesting to look at the top 10 of the Nail LM Pairs over the last few years compared to the top 10 in 2-day pair events that are held opposite a more prestigious event.
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Oren, Chris said “might qualify for the third day of the BRP”, not “might qualify for the first day”. Note: I’m just teasing David, who if you know him, deserves it. He is a good friend of mine, at least he was before I posted this.
Drop ins to the Blue Ribbons
Steve, you wrote: "Please note that the predominant argument in favor of allowing drop-ins is that the skill of the drop in pair matters more than the accomplishment of the 130 or so pairs that qualified need a different scoring process for day 2. To favor drop ins one must ...

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