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Howard Sandler
Howard Sandler
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Basic Information

Member Since
July 6, 2012
Last Seen
31 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired college professor.  

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Scoring 800 on a set of Bridge World MSC hands and seeing my name listed on the panel of experts (January, 1981).
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Vanderbilt Bridge Club, Nashville, Tn.
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ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Reducing the Manipulation Factor in Robot Individuals
Bernie, Tennis is better than golf. Photography is better than ceramics. What's the problem? Hms :-)
"Battling the Best" review in The Bridge World
The book is excellent.
Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondents)
Jim, Make that even odds and it is obvious that the player (or house) with the deeper pockets will win in the long run. Basically, the player goes broke on a run of bad luck, while the house can withstand a similar run. I could draw a graph to illustrate ...
Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondents)
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Building a bidding system
I agree. the book is excellent and well worth reading more than once.
Suit combination
I would cash the Ace. If LHO plays the J or 9, then I would run the 10. If not, then I would play low towards the Q.
After a Quantitative 4NT Raise
It seems to be "standard" around here to answer aces if accepting, but my preference is for Baron-style responses if accepting. If not accepting, "pass" seems most appropriate.
Howard Sandler's bidding problem: 5 QT873 A852 AT6
Thanks all. Partner's hand was: KJ9. K652 KT4 J75 He is a Precision player and had been opening very light all day. I am ordinarily a sound opener in 1st and 2nd seat. For unknown reasons, I decided to open 1. Partner made a limit raise to 3 ...
Ned Kohler's bidding problem: Q982 K3 Q43 AK87
Find the lost play
Stefan, Zia: "always play the nine unless you must"

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