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Greg Lawler
Greg Lawler
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Member Since
March 19, 2011
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Bridge Player
about me

I am a math professor at the University of Chicago who played more bridge when I was younger (became LM when I was 22 in the late 1970s) but have played only infrequently in the last twenty years.  

United States of America

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Tiebreak in tournament
Very complicated tie breaking formulas may give the impression of being fairer, but in reality they are just another way of flipping a coin.
ATB: Overbid slam
North must have thought that his 3 was the 3.
VOTE on VP Penalty for both teams in Round Robin match that finishes late
While I am not implying that anyone is doing this, there seems to be a chance for at least an appearance of impropriety. In a relatively short match, if I believe that my side has done well up to a certain point of the match, it can be to my ...
And this 3NT is? (This one's a bit harder. I think. But maybe not.)
Of course, I would change "I'm making this" to "I want to play 3N and I hope I make it"
My "Big Idea" for Bridge
Why younger players don't want to learn bridge
In simple rubber bridge, there is another very simple feel good moment that people tend to forget when playing duplicate --- getting a very good hand!
Why younger players don't want to learn bridge
This was mentioned in a previous thread, but when I was learning bridge at home (60's) my parents had a standard "bridge tablecloth" that was put out on the bridge table when playing (only social, rubber) bridge. Written on the tablecloth were the basics of the Goren bridge bidding ...
Small Ideas regarding ACBL NAP qualification
It may seem wrong but the goals as far as I can tell are: --- get as many people as possible to play in the qualifying events --- get as many people as possible to play in the district events. The only purpose of the qualifying rounds is get people to play ...
Your first involvement in Bridge -Survey 2
This is a good point. The opposite of duplicate in bridge is rubber bridge (or perhaps Chicago, or some other form of nonduplicate). It is not social. Indeed, duplicate vs nonduplicate is a different distinction than social vs nonsocial. One can have social bridge that is also duplicate.
Your first involvement in Bridge -Survey 1
My parents were only occasional social bridge players --- they did not introduce me to duplicate or tournament bridge. I might not have even known when I was young (pre-university) that tournament bridge existed at all if it were not for the bridge column in the newspaper.
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