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Paul Elstein
Paul Elstein
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Member Since
March 28, 2013
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Been playing for 55+ years, but am still at the intermediate level.  Have been teaching beginner bridge to seniors.  Strong believer in the 5Fs--fun, focus, forgive, forget, and if none of those work go into a private place to shout the 5th F.  Another f is for frustration; but we always come back to play in spite of it.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Coming in first in our section, the first day that my partner and I played in a Regional Tournament
Favorite Conventions
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Do What Will Motivate Governing Bodies; Not What is Easy
"I'm pretty sure that I've raised this before - but - why can't organizations have all players, when they purchase entries (or get a membership with the organization) agree in written statement that their participation is contingent upon this? That if they are found guilty of cheating, then their ...
If Looney Tunes Had a Team
Boris and Natasha would be an interesting pair. The only question is how obvious their Ch**ting would be.
There is a difference between "innocent," not guilty," and probably something like "not proven guilty." I'm not sure which the EBL ruled.
Any converts?
I abstained because I haven't read it. But what is the difference in the poll between "not convinced" and "adamant that all was kosher?" Also, between "convinced" and "adamant that nothing was kosher?"
Falling numbers in Orlando
" As for international attendance there are many things that combine. I would venture that Tourism to the US has declined the last 2 years or so, the ETTD-effect." According to this article, tourism dropped in 2016 as well. But the writer makes some interesting points ...
Did The Blue Team Cheat?
I abstained because I don't know. Avon has certainly given a lot of evidence that they did cheat. I wonder why the few voters who said 'no'voted that way.
Paul Elstein's bidding problem: T A AQJT87654 95
I meant "pairs."
Paul Elstein's bidding problem: T A AQJT87654 95
All but one of the teams were either in 4 diamonds (making) or 5 diamonds. This usually went down because while East had the diamond king, there were 3 black losers. A couple of teams did make 5 diamonds. One team was in No Trump, making 3 because clubs were ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
What was the reason that permission was denied for you to give your talk at the Gold Coast Congress? Free advertising for your book?
What are your pet peeves?
I teach my Advanced Beginner's classes to generally lead your partner's bid suit in NT. First, because they often have strength in it, and second so they won't get angry at you when you don't lead it.

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