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Matthew Mallory
Matthew Mallory
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Member Since
March 23, 2012
Last Seen
Oct. 14
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Retired Department of Defense diplomat.  Finished career with 17 years at NATO Headquarters in Brussels as U.S. Representative to the NATO Budget Committee.

BA from St. John's College in Annapolis, Maryland.

Born in 1949.

Living in Laguna Woods, California (Orange County). 

5000 MPs and about 100 Blue Ribbon Q's.

Bridge Information

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Sapphire Life Master
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Where is the Nickell team in USBF playoffs?
Mystery of Barry Crane
My first Gold Points came from a section top, in same section and same seat as Mr. Crane. More than 40 years ago and I still remember.
The Hand That Changed The World (of Claims)
I was playing a KO at a San Diego Regional. My partner was Ellis Feigenbaum. Opps were Bobby Leven and Pepsi. On one hand Ellis declared a small slam, lead was made, and Ellis calmed as soon as dummy hit. On the very next hand opps get to 7NT. Ellis ...
Boxed Card ???
Thanks. You and David Burn are the only ones to propose a derivation instead of a definition. I knew what it meant - lol.
Statistically, What is the Best Opening Lead in a World Pairs Event?
Why is drinking American beer like making love in a canoe? They are both f***ing near water.
Is this (non) ruling correct?
Huub Bertens told me that in the Netherlands the 2N-3N bid showing 5 and 4 is called "the beer convention". You owe your partner a beer WHEN (not if) you forget it.
Unusual Pairings and names.
Slightly off center. The Dutch pair Weiss and Muller have named their system "Tarzan". Figure it out.
Five percent of one matchpoint
At a Las Vegas Sectional the KO's were handicapped. WE lost THREE matches by the fractional part of the handicap. In fact, it was three matches lost by less than one IMP total.
The Worst Convention Ever
At a Nationals a number of years ago, I asked a large number of national champions the same question, but phrased it somewhat differently. I asked, "What convention would you most like ALL of your opponents to play?" The runaway winner was the 2 opener showing an unspecified 4-4-4-1.
Humorous Bridge Happenings You’ve Experienced
A/X pairs at the local club. LHO Pard RHO Me 1 2 1NT? 2!!! 3 3 2NT? 3!!!!! P 4 all pass Down 1 for great board against their 4. Opps never noticed the unusual bids by RHO and me.
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