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Kevin Cline
Kevin Cline
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Basic Information

Member Since
March 20, 2011
Last Seen
3 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Hamman saying "Squashed like a bug" after I squeezed him for an overtrick
Bridge Accomplishments
Won Flt A Swiss Dallas Regional 2010 with Michael Heymann, John Zilic, and Jeff Juster
Favorite Conventions
Two-way checkback stayman
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Too stringent with the announcements/alerts?
@Eric Kehr -- How would I feel? If I alerted as required by the sanctioning organization, I would feel fine. I would hope that the other pair might review their results and instead of blaming the other pair, would take a note. I'm sympathetic to club owners who have to ...
Too stringent with the announcements/alerts?
An open sanctioned club game is not like to people playing tennis for their own amusement. If it were there would be no need for a director.
Too stringent with the announcements/alerts?
Is bridge a competitive activity or not? I don't have a lot of sympathy for adults who want to play a game with rules, then complain that even though other people follow both the letter and spirit of the law, it's some how not fair (or not fun ...
Point of No Return
IIRC Bob Hamman said: "The best aren't all that good and the rest are even worse." Max, thanks for a great article.
Conventions, conventions. Is bridge as we know it already dead?
Oops. It was KTxx on my left, xxx on my right.
Conventions, conventions. Is bridge as we know it already dead?
These are far from from the worst bids or plays by Life Masters. With QJx in hand and A9x in dummy, needing all three tricks, the play went Q-x-x-x. J-x-x-x. The Life Master on my left ducked twice with KTx.
Is bridge dying? Maybe, maybe not.
"Platinum is off the table" -- Let's hope it stays that way. Platinum points aren't needed for any of the attendance awards so there no reason to have them awarded for club events.
What bridge really needs to become relevant again.
Ed, Today's kids are learning to think at about the same rate that the kids in every generation have learned to think. The difference is that today we hand almost every kid a high school diploma.
What bridge really needs to become relevant again.
"The downside is players who know the odds will do better than those who do not which caused the demise of Board A Match." I don't think that's it exactly. BAM died because it reduces the variance of IMPs giving weak teams have little chance to pull off ...
What bridge really needs to become relevant again.
I think this is exactly the right approach. It's not easy, that's why people can enjoy it for decades without getting bored. I'm wondering when (if) you teach new players about UI, particularly around hesitations and alerts or more often missed alerts.

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