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Too Many Bids, Mozart

Bob Mackinnon ~ No Comments

Thursday May 26, 2016 13:33:27

Famously the Austrian Emperor Joseph II commented to Wolfgang Mozart that although he admired his lively opera, The Abduction from the Seraglio, he felt the work contained too many notes. Many bridge players feel similarly that some auctions contain too many bids. Indeed there is a feeling among players that the fewer the number of bids the […]


Where Is That Imp? The Canadian Women's Team Trials

Linda Lee ~ No Comments

Wednesday May 25, 2016 20:04:25

There were only three teams entered in the Canadian Women's Team Championship. It would probably worth discussing why there were only three teams but that is for another time.After playing some matches one team was eliminated and the two remaining teams played an eight segment final, each segment being 15 boards.The two remaining teams wereEaton: […]


Recap Of 5/23/2016 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ No Comments

Wednesday May 25, 2016 06:05:49

Well, a mostly different group played again Monday and...no whining from me for once.  I can't complain, most of the swings went my way, not from any brilliance, but often a missed opportunity by the opponents.  But, the theme of "bid the games and let them try to beat you" that has been mentioned before was often the theme of the day.Board 6 […]


Releasing Steam At The Table

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 14 Comments

Friday May 20, 2016 19:50:06

Bridge players of all ilks suffer frustrations at the table (and away from it as well). Over the years, I have heard a multitude of famous quotes (some funny and some categorized in a feistier milieu). With apologies to the celebrated "Bartlett's Quotations," I'd like to share those that came to me immediately […]


Recap Of 5/18/2016 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ 3 Comments

Friday May 20, 2016 03:41:39

Well, at least the Warriors won in basketball last night...I have had a hard time getting started on this blog from our game yesterday because it didn't seem that many of my choices (bids, play, defense) were out of line and, for the most part I did the same as my counterpart at the other table.  Yet, after 3 boards to start the day, I was […]


It’s Time We Got It Right!!!

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 10 Comments

Sunday May 15, 2016 19:44:33

Regarding the verdict of the now much-talked-about late Friday night 2016 USBC Appeal, many knowledgeable bridge experts have questioned not only how the Committee was selected but also by whom and in search of a better solution for handling the process. I am by no means challenging or criticizing those organizers or appeals people involved […]


What Is An Opening Bid?

Linda Lee ~ 2 Comments

Wednesday May 11, 2016 19:52:36

A long time ago when I was in high school I learned to play bridge and my main partner was the boy next door, Mark Cosman.  Mark who I have seen rarely recently told me a few years ago his son now plays bridge. I hope he still does.Mark and I learned to play bridge using Charles Goren's Point Count Bidding. It does seem kind of quaint now. We […]


Well Bid Hands At The Club Imp Pairs

Jeff Lehman ~ 5 Comments

Tuesday May 10, 2016 00:14:18

Partner Len Aberbach of Wayland, MA, helped bid to great contracts on two hands in today’s club IMP pairs event.Board 14: […]


Here They Go Again!

Paul Cronin ~ 6 Comments

Monday May 09, 2016 23:36:26

The re-opening of the MP case on the BW website is now up to 334 comments, and that number is growing by the hour. Many, many people are still baffled that the decision of the ACBL Ethical Oversight Committee, which was comprised of bridge experts, and which wasProbation = 13 months     and  loss of  18,000+ masterpointswas overturned by the […]


There’s Good News Tonight!

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 5 Comments

Friday May 06, 2016 16:53:24

Those of you old timers like myself may remember the above greeting attributed to the celebrated World War II radio commentator, Gabriel Heatter, who always tried to open his programs with the uplifting words captioned above. Such is the email sent by District 17 President Jerry Ranney: From: "JERRY T RANNEY" Date: May 5, 2016 6:09 […]


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