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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
11 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 Rosenblum Teams - Orlando, FL
Bridge Accomplishments
Overall in WBF Rosenblum Teams, National Open Swiss Teams (twice), 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, Orlando 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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New Suit Jump In Response to Weak Two
If you play RONF (raise only non-force), then many of the choices seem unnecessary.
Never a Senior
Right, Linda, that is the point of senior events in most games and sports. :) Although, I would say "average cognitive skills". In many of the games and sports, there are notable exceptions to the normal lessening of physical and/or cognitive abilities.
Open San Francisco Discussion Thread
So you can be hot in the qualifying but fall back in the KO. … Or long matches are different than short matches.
Open San Francisco Discussion Thread
So, theoretically, in the Soloway KO, the results of the Swiss are supposed to give more valid seedings for the KO (using the qualifying results for part of the seeding)? First round, nine of the sixteen higher seeded teams lost. Go figure.
Soloway KO 1st Day Results
16 total rounds in qualifying. 12 have been played as of 10:30 Eastern Standard Time
Complete your profile or else suffer the wrath of Khan
Ray, wher ya bin?
An Open Letter to ACBL Unit and District Officers
Gee, Frank what a political comment: "It is a bankrupt system that has its roots a few decades ago in a societal period of permissiveness and 'What I want, I gotta have.'" "fostering a culture of entitlement that is a disservice to itself ... and will eventually be debilitating" Are you ...
Voting for new KBA name
One more try. :) Bridge: a Cards Mind Game
Question for Accountants (of benefit to Pros)
Leigh (my one-time teammate), in the US we can only claim losses up to match our winnings for a given year. So you never really get a reduction of other income from losses. Now that is the case for a non-professional gambler as for a non-professional investor. I'm sure ...
Question for Accountants (of benefit to Pros)
… And, Ian, is there not a possibility of neutral taxation, not just progressive and regressive? Where is the mid-point between the two?

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