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Georgiana Gates
Georgiana Gates
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Feb. 6, 2011
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Oct. 11
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Retired from many years in the computer and oil business. Still trying to improve. 

United States of America

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The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I've finally finished the book; it's pretty dense, and I'm convinced. But I'm an American, so presumed to be biased. (It was a good thing that this book was written by a "neutral", BTW).
Another Look at Walter Avarelli
Is Madala of Italian ethnicity? If not, then Avarelli's record stands.
The History of History (Part 1)
And half of those 20,000 WC players post on BridgeWinners.
The Language of Bridge is Book of the Year
Great book, and congratulations to Kit. I wonder if next year's winner will be more controversial.
Neither premeditated nor collusive. Note that I am not defending Passell, merely pointing out that his transgressions are less than Fantunes'.
From a bidding box when is a bid final?
Seems to me that if partner can see the bid it counts. Consider this case: In a competitive situation you wish to make a bid. You pull out the bid so partner can see it, and then put it back and replace it with a pass. Surely that can't ...
Perspective of a Playing Sponsor: I Came to Play
Wasn't Al Kaline also a bonus baby?
Perspective of a Playing Sponsor: I Came to Play
Many years ago baseball had something analogous. If a team signed a "bonus baby", he had to be on the major league roster for a certain period of time. He did not have to appear in a game, but he took up a valuable roster spot.
Doubt on "Following the law", by Larry Cohen
@Rafael - In one of my partnerships I play a useful convention: 3 - the hand you posted. Shows four and says "Partner, I have a piece of junk, 3 is down one against their 2, don't hang me" 4 - A good hand, expecting to make ...
Open Orlando Discussion Thread
I've seen no mention of scoring corrections here, but we had from three to six, depending on how you count. That was one a day on average. We had three "classics", where a board was misscored in the opponents' favor. The first was against an American, and my partner ...
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