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Howard Sandler
Howard Sandler
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Basic Information

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

Retired college professor.  

Country
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.
BBO Username
hms1234
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Which Heart do you lead?
David, I have no idea about the opponents tendencies or agreements. Hms
Who Will Win the English Open Trials?
Kieran, Well done. Thanks for the explanation. Good luck, Hms
Who Will Win the English Open Trials?
Kieran, How did Byrne play 6 on board 16 of match 13? Did he take a first-round club finesse? Do you know why he took that line? Congratulations on a fine performance thus far. I have enjoyed watching. Hms
DD - A Useful Exercise
Slightly different, but about a month ago I led the 9 from A9x and caught partner with KJTx over the Qxxx n dummy. The 9 held, of course, much to partner's surprise. This does come up.
Comparing problem answers with partner
Steve, Yes, I think it would be helpful. For one thing, it would be easier to have some agreements across partners. I have a small group of partners who often play together in various combinations. It would be nice if we could maintain a joint list of decisions. Having an ...
New Bridge Magazine now online
I did at 7:13 am CST in the US. That is GMT-6.
Comparing problem answers with partner
Steve, Most of the hands that I post are in this spirit. I am genuinely curious about the distribution of votes. Sometimes, I am just plain out to lunch. Sometimes, it turns out there is an equal division--my partner and I then just "make an agreement" where we didn't ...
Masterpoints(tm) in the ACBL; I am sure other jurisdictions have more or less equivalents
Michael, "Now in a club game you can pick up 2.5 masterpoints in many club games." Here is the top award for yesterday's game at my local club: 212.00 67.95 4.23 OA Blk The winners accumulated 212 MatchPoints for a very good game of almost ...
Masterpoints(tm) in the ACBL; I am sure other jurisdictions have more or less equivalents
Ed, Most likely. hms
Masterpoints(tm) in the ACBL; I am sure other jurisdictions have more or less equivalents
1. Acbl's purpose: to keep people coming back to play. 2. Public perception: the non-bridge public thinks that they represent skill level. 3. Purpose should be: at the very least, a measure of past accomplishment. IMO, gold etc. points should only be awarded for regional and above accomplishments in ...
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