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Phillip Grothus
Phillip Grothus
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Member Since
June 21, 2011
Last Seen
Sept. 16
Member Type
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Country
United States of America

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ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
NABC Contracts
Hendrik, I cannot agree with you. Rarely is a BOD's primary responsibilites, if ever, involve the hiring of personnel other than the CEO and/or the most senior executives. This is one of the primary issues that continues to plague our organization, that is the involvement of board members ...
NABC Contracts
I largely agree with Jack. In my professional career, I was responsible for making arrangements for numerous local, regional, and national sales meetings and it seems to me that somewhere along the way the focus on what matters has been lost. While President of the San Antonio unit back in ...
Why does the membership not revolt against the Board of Directors?
Yes, it is true, we have our own swamp and deep state. I too have been frustrated with this issue for years but to no avail. At the recent nationals in Philly, I approached every BOD member I played against and strongly encouraged them to again revisit the reduction in ...
What are your responses if playing Ogust?
I play it several ways, but I see logic when playing 6-card preempts that the higher you bid the better the suit and therefor the more trick taking value of the hand, i.e. 3H shows good suit, bad hand.
USBF 2018 Team Trials: You Lose Some and You Win Some
win the spade open, low heart to hand, pass the club 8, East is endplayed for two pitches or the eventual one trick and the club setup for the second pitch with two hearts and a diamond for transportation to dummy. So in sum declarer wins 6 H's, 1 ...
USBF 2018 Team Trials: You Lose Some and You Win Some
Gary even with a spade lead 4H doubled is a maker. As for why 3N doubled was pulled, all I can add is that the heart bidder and the opponents complimented dummy on the initial 3N call as thoughtful.
USBF 2018 Team Trials: You Lose Some and You Win Some
Correct Brian, however declarer has the added opportunity of losing one heart and two diamonds by safety playing the diamond return at trick two and in so doiing creating a pitch for his club loser. Obviously it requires trumps to behave. My point though is from defender's perspective, what ...
Yuan Shen's bidding problem: Q63 AKJ82 AK2 A5
My exact thoughts as well Jim!
Carolyn Robbins Peters RIP
My condolances to the family and heartfelt sympathies to Tom. I know we in Houston will miss her.
Gidwani is ACBL's Next CEO
Congratulations Mr. Gidwani, good luck and best wishes. Your hiring may well prove to be the first thing our Board has gotten right in decades. I do not envy you in having to deal with a Board that consistently has believed that "All animals are equal, but some animals are ...
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