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David Levin
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May 13, 2015
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about me

I live in the mountains of western North Carolina (US) and work as a freelance editor of nonfiction. The latter was preceded by two lengthy stints as a systems engineer in the telecom industry. I have written and self-published several books and ebooks (one on bridge, the remainder on chess) and have recorded several digital audio tracks. I last played bridge in 2007.

Effective October 29, 2016, I will try to consistently use the gender-neutral Swedish pronoun "hen," which means "he or she" or "him or her," and the gender-neutral Swedish pronoun "hens," which means "his or her" or "his or hers."

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I Got Coronavirus Playing Bridge
Jonathan: Thanks, although my reply was intended mainly as a counterexample to Gary's claim that the discussion was no longer about the Tuscon Regional. 8^)
ATB - doubled partial score made
East's double of 3 seems ill advised against capable opponents. One of them made a two-level sandwich overcall when Opener and Responder were still unlimited, and the other raised despite the opponents' auction's suggesting a misfit. And Advancer chose a non-jump 3 call despite the favorable ...
I Got Coronavirus Playing Bridge
What was the Tucson Regional's final table count?
I Got Coronavirus Playing Bridge
Avon: "Any individual or body who is telling some officeholder what they want to hear should be ignored." Jim: "Bullsh*t. What somebody 'wants to hear' could be true." How about, "An individual's or body's possible vested interest in expressing a particular view should be taken into account."
I Got Coronavirus Playing Bridge
I have found that consensus among experts is often a result of their having been inculcated with the same paradigm, which might or might not be correct. So, it seems legitimate for laypersons to want data that are regarded as supporting experts' recommendations.
What is acceptable risk?
"Lars, do you spend your whole day looking for negative things to ascribe to USA? :) "Why do you waste your time with that?" Good question. If it's taking him a whole day, his search method leaves something to be desired.
Howard Cohen R.I.P.
Tom's story reminds me of an exchange from the film [u]The Survivors[/u], that went something like this: Instructor at outdoor survivalist course: "There's a trespasser on the property. We have to go find and kill him." Student: "Do we get charged more for that?"
I Got Coronavirus Playing Bridge
Here's a link to Gates's talk at TED2010:
Who is Einar?
Hi Mats, My understanding is that for an article to be "featured," it needs to be submitted as a "draft" to Bridge Winners staff, who then edit and publish it. But you could try contacting to see whether an exception might be made here. Better might be ...
Black-suit queens
How did the actual declarer(s) continue? What was the full layout?
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