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Paul Elstein
Paul Elstein
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Member Since
March 28, 2013
Last Seen
Nov. 19
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Been playing for 55+ years, but am still at the intermediate level.  Recently began 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.

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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Elinescu and Wladow win their case against the WBF
"Let's not whine about process, to enforce clean play. We don't have it, at any level, and we don't enforce it cleanly and equally, across NBOs, nor do we specify punishments, or define what constitutes cheating: "I know it when I see it, Justice Harlan" Actually,Justice ...
Two chess players walk into a bar
"And while she is a loyal member of the Grammar police, she would not consider your comment at all pendantic." Especially when there's a necklace hanging from her neck... Sorry, but pedantry IS the subject..." Winston Churchill said "That's the type of arrant pedantry, up with which I ...
Two chess players walk into a bar
"In the interests of pedantry, I think it was 'Marcia'." My wife's name is Marcia. And while she is a loyal member of the Grammar police, she would not consider your comment at all pendantic.
Two chess players walk into a bar
"E: GM 1 is deaf. He has the bar ratchet up the music. Distractions like loud music are known to affect speed chess performance. Of those who can hear it." If GM1 is not TOTALLY deaf, loud music may be worse for him than for his opponent with better hearing ...
Top Bridge Pros' Tax Woes Continue
The attorneys can answer this better than I, but aren't most convictions overturned for procedural reasons, not because new evidence came to light?
Moving the I/N discussion out of the chart thread
I don't know what things were like 20+ years ago, but I infer from your comment that people who were playing social or party bridge then are playing in ACBL for masterpoints. But even if I misinterpreted your comments, I wonder whether the "average" player of 20+ years ago ...
Top Bridge Pros' Tax Woes Continue
Does any of the above discussion have anything to do with bridge?
Controlling noise at your club
Surprisingly, one of those clubs stopped using "view other results" from Bridgemates more than 2 years ago. I was one of those supporting that decision to move things along, but unfortunately I haven't seen either substantial speed up of play or quiet.
Controlling noise at your club
Hi Judy, Thank you for all that you contribute on your blog. It needs a wider audience. More and more I find the 6th F, frustration dominating the other 5!
Pearls Before Swine
Ralph Kramden. And yesterday,I was going to comment on Pearls vs. Swine. Pastis also makes fun of himself--might not hurt for some of us here.

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