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Paul Elstein
Paul Elstein
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Member Since
March 28, 2013
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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.

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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
DONT
ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
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Here I Go (Again)
"We need to accept a very fundamental truth. No one knows what would have happened with 100% certainty if something else had happened. That is the reason why we have horse races." And Mark Twain (maybe in Puddinhead Wilson)said, "It is differences of opinion that makes horse races."
Nutrition/fitness levels of top bridge pros
Do any top level players still smoke cigarettes? Of course, they can no longer do so at tournaments and probably not inside most hotels. I remember reading about smoking and non-smoking sections not too many years ago. Are poker players allowed to smoke during competition? How about chess players?
Open Honolulu Discussion Thread
But this is not the first time that poster(s) at BW have said the same thing in different ways many, many times whether it's about masterpoints, the ACBL BOD, ACBL Score, etc. etc. But the criticism of Gloria is the first time that I remember someone who actually ...
We are All Fallible
Wasn't it Bob Hamman who said that the team that wins is the one that makes the fewest errors?
OMG! $70 **PER TABLE** Luxury Tax
Many of you will think I'm joking, but how about holding players over 80 years old harmless from the higher fees? (I'm still 6 years away). If the median age of ACBL members is 70-71, that means that half of the members are younger than that. Might not ...
Open Honolulu Discussion Thread
"Speaking of books, was there any discussion about letting a sports book open betting on major NABC events in Horn Lake (Memphis, to be held in a Horn Lake casino) or Vegas? Now THAT would spark some interest!" Assuming enough people would care enough to bet on the events (which ...
OMG! $70 **PER TABLE** Luxury Tax
I agree with what you said, but the words are spelled "losing" and "lose."
The Hand That Changed The World (of Claims)
I enjoyed David Burn's rhyme.
Jones Tapped to Head ACBL
For those of you who know Mr. Jones do you think he is capable of satisfying both the Board and the rest of the Bridge world? Also,I wonder if being "a lifelong resident of Memphis" worked in his favor.
Zonal Governance Proposals
Only if you assume that the under 50 MP players would be as likely to vote as those above 5000 MPs. While it is likely that the under 50 players would provide more votes than the over 5,000 because of their sheer number, a) most have no interest in ...
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