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Steve Willner
Steve Willner
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June 14, 2013
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Live and play in Boston area.

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For mini-NT players
That last is good if you can tolerate the wider balanced ranges, but you are better off reversing the meanings. In your example, 2NT should _deny_ 3c, and 3 should _promise_ 3c. Advantages are being more likely to right-side NT if you play there and giving a ...
ACBL Spring NABC is Canceled
"make a profit 2 out of 5 years" When I looked into this several years ago -- and I wasn't then and am not now either an accountant or a lawyer -- the legal standard was intent to make a profit. The IRS had a policy of accepting that you met ...
ACBL Spring NABC is Canceled
I thought one had to have intent to make a profit for Sch C, but I'm not a professional. Sch C allows one to take losses if expenses are greater than income, but I'm sure that's allowed only if one intends to make a profit. If expenses ...
ACBL Spring NABC is Canceled
Schedule C is correct if you a professional, defined for tax purposes as intending to earn income from bridge. That's no good for those of us who aren't professionals. We report the reimbursement as "Miscellaneous Income" on Form 1040, but I don't see a way to subtract ...
ACBL Spring NABC is Canceled
"By the way, reimbursement of personal expenses is not taxable as long as the reimbursement does not exceed the amount of the expenses." That makes sense to me, and it's what a CPA told me (admittedly prior to the 2017 changes), but I don't see how one would ...
Social Distancing? Here's a Digital Care Package
Outstanding! Thanks, Shireen. This paragraph quoted from Mr. Mollo's 1966 book deserves attention: "What made Mr. G cheat? The stakes were not high and the money meant nothing to him. What possible inducement, then, did he have to endanger his name and reputation? Why, for that matter, should rich ...
Steve Willner's bidding problem: QT9 87632 53 Q85
Thanks, everyone. 2 would have been the winner on the actual deal, but it could have been silly opposite a doubleton . One correction that doesn't affect the problem: "cannot have a game force" wasn't quite right. We could have a game force with a long suit ...
How to make notes with suit symbols?
If anyone wants to try LaTeX, I recommend a free account at overleaf.com . Overleaf has a nice web interface, and you don't have to install anything on your own computer. To get started, whether at Overleaf or with your own install, try to find someone who already has ...
Olympic Champ Sun Yang Banned 8 Years
Breaking this into a new thread: "Moving to an electronic playing environment ... will almost completely take away their ability to read other players at the table" Why would it be worse than with screens? Have North and East face to face in one room, South and West face to face ...
Bidding Improvement With Weak NT?
As can be seen from the above, there are lots of methods available. Which to pick is a matter of what hand types you want to prioritize and how much complexity you can tolerate. With Hank's example, you'd want to be playing transfers, but when you are dealt ...
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