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The Selling Of Master-points ?

Paul Cronin ~ 1 Comments

Sunday September 25, 2016 18:46:44

In a recent club game, stratified Open/1500/300 there were 5 tables, comprised of 1 "A" pair, 7 "B" pairs, and 2 "C" pairs.The winner was .......the "A" pair, who received 2.19 master-points.Half of the 5 table "field" received master-point awards, the smallest being 0.55What we have come to ! […]


Is This Bridge ?

Paul Cronin ~ 9 Comments

Wednesday September 21, 2016 14:34:48

In the recent world bridge championships in Wroclaw, Poland an auction wentP     P     1Hwhere opener's hand wasJ984     Q5432     J     Q107Another auction wentP     P     1D     where opener's hand wasA982     65     KJ953     97Still another wasP     P     1S   opener's hand being108432     J63     QJ52     6In […]


Never Lose Your Sense Of Humor

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 8 Comments

Thursday September 15, 2016 13:38:56

…especially when it comes to our unique game.This appropriately pertains to the huge realm of bridge players’ leanings from all parts of the world. I was fascinated by the post below which doesn’t make any effort by the author to restrain this individual’s strong views on recent changes to ACBL policies.The writer’s solution is quite […]


Mark Blumenthal

Master Point Press ~ 10 Comments

Thursday September 08, 2016 13:48:48

On Saturday September 3rd 2016 Laura Blumenthal reached out to BridgeBlogging.com and expressed an interest to hear from the community about her father after his passing on September 2nd 2016.Hi,I just wanted to let people in the bridge community know that my father, Mark Blumenthal, passed away yesterday morning at the age of 74. Because of a […]


Riches To Rags!

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 10 Comments

Wednesday August 24, 2016 23:17:28

What you see above is not a mistaken reversal of the old concept. It has been happening over the last few decades and presently, with all the ugly whispers, everyone is aware of the decline of the ACBL from numerous vantage points. My greatest concern at the moment is of huge magnitude: Exactly WHO is at the helm of our once-great ship .. and WHY?? […]


Bugs Unlimited

Judy Kay-Wolff ~ 15 Comments

Sunday August 07, 2016 01:46:01

For purposes of this frothing at the mouth, I have altered the name of our local exterminators which enticingly is named Bugs Limited (although I am told it was once called Bugs Unlimited). […]


Jekyll And Hyde Bridge

Bob Mackinnon ~ No Comments

Friday August 05, 2016 19:04:09

There are some lessons that need to be learned over and over again. Here is one of them. In 4th seat, nonvulnerable against vulnerable, I opened 1NT on ♠ AJ75 ♥ AT2 ♦ K84 ♣ QJ2, right in the middle of my range of 14-16 HCP. The auction proceeded without opposition as follows: 1NT - 2♣; 2♠ - 2NT, alerted as invitational not promising 4 […]


Recap Of 8/3/2016 28 Board Imp Individual

Bob Munson ~ 2 Comments

Thursday August 04, 2016 23:57:28

Wow!  Only 4 double digit swings today...and I lost them all.  On to the details... […]


Slight Revision To Blog Of Board 21 From May 18

Bob Munson ~ No Comments

Monday July 25, 2016 04:45:16

While I (Bob Munson) am typing this, the content below is actually via cut/paste from an email dialog with Mike Schneider who played in the game on May 18.  Mike's specific point of interest involves the auction on board 21 (this board was not mentioned in the original blog). […]


Greed, Not Good.

Jeff Lehman ~ No Comments

Saturday July 16, 2016 15:44:06

On Board 22 of Thursday’s club game, I was on lead against a third seat 15-17 vul v not 1NT, passed out, with this collection: […]


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