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Mike Cassel
Mike Cassel
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Member Since
June 24, 2010
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Lobby your ACBL Board rep to move the 10K event at the start of the Spring NABC to Sat-Sun rather than starting on Day1 of both the Platinum and the IMP Pairs. Bueller?  Bueller?  Hello?  Strive to schedule 10K events on day2 of 3 day NABC+ events. Having a 10K event final on day 1 of a new NABC+ event is WRONG




The ACBL doesn't need a one size fits all policy for team entry fees.  If you want 100% of the masterpoints then you pay your 100%.  A 6 person team willing to receive proportional overall awards, as we do in Swiss team events, can pay the 4 person team entry fee.  We already track the sitouts.  This is not rocket science.




Live tournament bridge will sputter if we don't engage new club players to enjoy play in a larger venue.  It's time for a new grass roots approach:  North American Swiss Pairs.  Qualify during the Grass Roots Fund month in May and earn the right to play at the fall NABC.  The grass roots events, NAP and GNT, should be designed to excite newer players, not just reward those who are already coming to the NABCs

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
23imp pickup in Vegas mini-Spingold
Bridge Accomplishments
Editor for the Gopher Regional & Minneapolis Grand Slam Club Bulletins
Member of Bridge Club(s)
D14 GNT Coordinator
Favorite Tournaments
any one with Web Movements and level playing fields
Favorite Conventions
Xfr advances/1MX, Def vs. Michaels(majors), Reverse Smith, 4way 2H/1m, 4way 2C/1M
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Officer's Club Mentoring Team Card
2 over 1
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Mike Cassel & Barry Purrington
2 over 1
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Carol Mahoney
2 over 1
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Mike Cassel & Harry Sapienza
Forcing Club
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Terry Lijewski mx1920
2 over 1
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Bill & Sue Treble
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Mike&Peter 15May15
2/1 GF
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Mike Kamil Gabby Sherman Mike Cassel
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San Diego Motions
We require a team entry fee for two sessions each day. If teams reach the semifinal round and lose and don't want to play off for third overall they can use the second entry fee for another session that day. In our KO experiment there will be no other ...
Is playing the same boards in a pairs event important?
12 tables 36 boards= the worst and it continues to happen in lesser regional events at NABCs at a sectional two weeks ago friends of mine compared their hands at lunch after a morning 12 table game with 24 boards played in the set. They shared only 6 boards out ...
Robert Schachter's bidding problem: JT9 T7 QT43 J752
if we miss a game when i pass then maybe partner missed a [s]reopening[/s] double showing more hcp power or extra shape
Robert Schachter's bidding problem: K96543 J7 A AQJ8
I need 2 cover cards from partner. the Q and a round K? tougher problem vulnerable
Robert Schachter's bidding problem: Q853 AT63 AK73 K
Game theory considerations Your opps, sitting in the same seat and knowing they are up a lot, will think you will push. So maybe you should not push and hope the game fails. If this is early in the second half there are still a lot of boards to come ...
Delayed support or cuebid?
I do not believe we know what trump is, although it is presumed to be hearts. Maybe an immediate cuebid, confirming spades, is seen as less attractive when knowing the degree of fit in responder's suit will make for an easier auction. Responder is the captain. Opener should cuebid ...
Claim ruling poll
Better to have pitched that offender at trick 5 when dummy is winning the trick, eh?
Robert Schachter's bidding problem: 96 K743 3 J87543
if I want to roll dice I pass if I want to play down the middle of the fairway I bid 1
Utility of a 3-card super-accept raise over Jacoby Transfers and a Strong NT
Only with a MAX and square shape By bidding 2N. Responder will know I have no ruffing power. Might be able count to 9. If my three card support is not headed by a top honor I need compensating intermediates in side suits.
Mike Cassel's bidding problem: K6 AQT632 Q2 KQT
it was a KO match I chose not to show a sound raise with 2 as i had Kx and Axxxx and 'went low' based on so many prior pickups. Both pairs missed game. Had my partner made a different game try we would have reached game. I'm ...

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