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Steve Zolotow
Steve Zolotow
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Member Since
Feb. 25, 2011
Last Seen
May 22
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

 I’ve been a game player and gambler as far back as I can remember including sports betting, blackjack, and backgammon. In recent years, I have put more emphasis on Poker, which along with bridge has always been one of my favorite games. I am a ‘graduate’ of the old Mayfair Club, where we started off as bridge players, moved to backgammon and then to poker. Many top bridge players learned from Al Roth at that club. It was there that Paul Magriel put backgammon on a scientific footing, and for about 10 years almost every top backgammon player learned there. The regulars (including Eric Siedel and Dan Harrington) from the Mayfair poker games have won around 30 WSOP bracelets. Read more by Steve Zolotow

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Convention Cards in NABC+ events
Hard to imagine that the ACBL has imperfect convention cards, inadequate rules or poor to random enforcement of said rules. It is our organization, so we only have ourselves to blame. I also have to admit I am frequently shocked by the Bulletin column on rules. Most recent was column ...
Steve Zolotow's bidding problem: AT63 QJ5 KQT62 T
The reason I posted this hand was to see how voting looked compared to a director's ruling. I was North, and there was a long hesitation before the bid of 3N, which was then pulled with a jump to 5D. I called the director, reviewed the auction & hesitation. He ...
Ioulia Shin's bidding problem: T974 AT87 J94 K5
Sorry I misread problem & thought my pard had bid 2N. Double seems clear.
Asking the Opponents to Stop Alerting
I find the problem arises with the word 'promptly.' I frequently need a little time to remember if something is conventional or natural, and if an alert is required. Many partners and opponents appear to have this same problem. The next hand has frequently passed by the time the alert ...
Repeat Locations for Nationals
Hard for me to imagine that 'sponsors' paying tens of thousands for partners and teams, are reluctant to spend in stores and restaurants. The big reason there is less wining and dining is that the ACBL doesn't seem capable of adopting the time schedules that are common in the ...
Repeat Locations for Nationals
This seems as much like an argument against Columbus as an argument for volunteers.
Repeat Locations for Nationals
Seeing as the ACBL is unwilling to change the starting time of National events, a top priority is finding venues where food and drink are easily available after the evening session. When we go to different locations, they aren't used to ACBL traffic hours. Coffee service closes when we ...
A terrific win for an extremely nice group. Christal & Uday have quietly formed a great partnership while setting an example of good bridge behavior for us all.
Crunch Time
My suggestion is that all who sit at their table start the hand and play so slowly that everyone is given an average. The cheats with a string averages or even average pluses will never win anything.
Las Vegas NABC accomodations & activities recommendations, no cars (unless renting is cheap) but we are young enough to walk.
On either side of Cosmo are Bellagio, best NLH games 24-7, and Aria, best for PLO, but also good NLH. There are online sites that offer discount tix to events & shows. There are some free attractions (Fountains & indoor thematic garden at Bellagio are close.)

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