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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
2 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player for over 50 years (hard to believe I don't play better).  Did take several years off a few times for family and work. Two grown children and four wonderful granddaughters (who don't play bridge but are all super softball players).

Professional computerist (everything EXCEPT electronics and hardware engineering) for over 40 years and still counting.  Education in Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Business Administration.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
World Mixed BAM - Lille, France
Bridge Accomplishments
Overall in National Open Swiss Teams, Senior Swiss Teams, and Mixed BAM; Many Regional A, Open, and Bracket 1 Teams and Pairs wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
and favorite bridge partner - my wife.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Philadelphia and Lille World Series, New Orleans, San Francisco and Washington Nationals, Cambridge and Virginia Beach Regionals.
Favorite Conventions
Puppet over 1N, Exclusion Blackwood, Delayed Splinters, Michaels, Unusual NT
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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Do YOU play any of the "Worst Conventions?"
Michael, maybe I play more hands than you per day, but I have been amazed at how often Kokish with 2H double negative has come up since we started playing it AND it mattered both with 2D and 2H responses. Just to be clear, our explanation for 2D is simply ...
Do YOU play any of the "Worst Conventions?"
Yes, Fishbein is nice to pull out when opps in a longer match go way beyond the pale with preempts.
Do YOU play any of the "Worst Conventions?"
If you play Kokish over 2C; you are probably stuck with double negative 2H.
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
I'm guessing the 3 hour limit is so that people don't play 1 hand per hour running all manner of simulations and monte carlo analysis and referring to all manner of reference and memory assistance tools.
ACBL Tests Online NABC Event
If didn't care how it WAS "billed", WHY was it "billed"?
The Worst Advice Ever
It might have been good strategy at one time, but I believe, no longer. "Open a weak 2 as much as possible at every conceivable opportunity." Next, the same caveat. "The five level belongs to the opponents".
Non Pro Turkish Pair wins the European Champ Open Pairs!
Congratulations. Sounds like a scary future for the rest of the world, not to mention increase of players in China. Guess other nations better get ready even more. Is there any bidding systems called Turkish Standard or Turkish ? (club, diamond, etc.)
Gidwani is ACBL's Next CEO
Jürgen, all of your fellow members with you in the ACBL appreciate your obviously deep interest in helping improve our mutual organization.
NABC Online Tournament
What's most surprising is that you are shocked.
NABC Online Tournament
Seems like it has to be robot; otherwise, how do you ensure players not communicating with each other. I guess if there are enough competitors and the number of boards a pair plays together is 2 or less, you could be less concerned. Different hands is clearly necessary, otherwise several ...

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