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Joe Albert Garcia
Joe Albert Garcia
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 14, 2011
Last Seen
May 25
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
2015 Grand National Team Champion (C level), 2016 GNT-C Finals, 2016 Micro Spingold Finals
Regular Bridge Partners
Winston Chang, Jess Chao, Ken Pan, Shail Gupta, Dustin Stout
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
Joe & Greg
2 over 1
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Garcia/Liu January 2016
2/1 (Lawrence/Walsh style)
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Todd Holes's bidding problem: AQ J87654 J9 J74
I'm rescuing partner and taking the blame, Todd. Hopefully partner takes the hint that I pulled the double and doesn't go on from there.
Just for fun, using one of the inflation calculators.... An item costing $1 dollar in 1913 costs $24.38 now, and an item costing 5 cents costs $1.22 ( and 6=1.46). Your 12 oz. of coke cost you about $2.92 cents.
Time for a rethink
Note that in the US, American basketball players are trained in zone defenses throughout their High School and College careers. Some colleges play them exclusively with championship success (See Syracuse University). Thus the "adapt quickly" point does not apply.
Time for a rethink
"where all systems are allowed given full disclosure. You can call them "unregulated pairs" or whatever." Don't we just call that Midnight Zips at Nationals? @John Portwoood - Who is this Bill Gates you speak of??
Why do you play bridge?
Addiction. I will be pushing for BPD (Bridge Playing Disorder, obviously) to be included in the next revision of the DSM. That's my substitute for the A in the BASIC.
Screen Design and Production
Snark Alert!: Make the screens electronic.
FYI - suction exception by districts 22, 23 and 17 ends Jan 1st (or so we were told)..
I was at the PS Regional myself and, out of curiosity, was one of those director calls at the prealert a rather loud and angry one at the start of a session? There was one such director call and it caused quite a stir amongst the rest of us because ...
Game Of Chance? College Club Shut Down
This is such a great opportunity, Ben. Absolutely welcome the support of the ACBL as above, but certainly use this chance to write a letter to the school newspaper, make a sign, create some demands, and generally make a friendly stink all in the name of publicity for the club ...
Winston Chang's bidding problem: 7 AKQ A987 KQJ84
I'll admit it! 4 LTC and I went nuts. 2 Clubs
Joe Albert Garcia's bidding problem: AJ842 A972 T42 T
Looks like a quarter of responders thought of this hand as a limit raise (3h and 3d). Perhaps the rest evaluated it as a GF hand, hard to judge about the 1s responders.

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