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Chris Willenken
Chris Willenken
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Basic Information

Member Since
Nov. 14, 2011
Last Seen
50 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Strategist at Zoic Capital; professional player and teacher

United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Current: Jan Jansma Past: Ron Smith, Roy Welland, Michael Rosenberg, Eldad Ginossar
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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Confession of a Self-Kibitzer
Nowo, Thank you for this post. While your conduct was extremely bad, it took great strength of character to publish this confession. Now, it is up to the bridge community to decide how to react. I am certain of two things: 1) Nowo's actions must have real consequences (as ...
Bridge Hackathon Crowdfunding - your help needed!
Just donated, thanks Kiat and Adam!
NABC Online Pledge: Join Me With a Camera?
Dates? Link for cameras?
Anti cheating committee
In my school days, I studied economics. If I had to distill the entire field down to one concept, it would be this: people respond to incentives, so the best way to change behavior is to alter the risk/reward ratio. I find this mode of analysis to be useful ...
Poll: Defense problem
Wait, declarer showed me the 4? K in that case,
Cheating on BBO
Robb, It might be helpful if there were a special BBO player memo form where we could simply attach the hand file and write for example "South's 3 bid was highly unusual and successful." The current form calls for player names (REQUIRED in caps), city and state, tournament ...
Why Zimmermann should not have won the Monaco Winter Games
I would have passed 3 without thinking too hard about it.
Come On ACBL/OnPeak, It's Just Not That Hard! (NABC Hotel Gripe)
David, I think I must have made my point in an unclear way. The issue is not too few rooms overall in Montreal. The issue is allowing uncoordinated partial tournament bookings such that at this moment, for example, the Holiday Inn is full on the 21st and 25th only, whereas ...
What are your rights and obligations when you don't know who hessitated at the other side?
@David B: In theory, players can always hold the tray, so there should be no need for enforced pauses. In practice, nobody ever holds the tray for 20 seconds because it seems so excessive. My two cents: if it seems excessive to hold the tray for time amount X, it ...
What are your rights and obligations when you don't know who hessitated at the other side?
@Mike B: Players are specifically entitled to use their opponents' tempo. Thus, the procedure I propose has the side benefit of giving better effect to the Laws. @Michael R: A player's call would need to be UI for partner. But in many cases the potential caller would know that ...

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