Archives for November 2012

With 25 points, you gotta get to game

The team of John "Unlucky Louie" Walston and Jim "Mr,. Defense" Giuliano left no doubt who's boss, beating Jason "Thumbs" Cohen and Joan "Generally Not Miss Timid Anymore" Rightnour by a total score of 1,600 to 370 at the Friday luncheon meeting of our office bridge club. "Louie" and Jim took the … [Read more...]

When overtaking your partner’s king with the ace is smart

Among bridge players it is a well-known fact that trumping your partner's Ace is legitimate cause for justifiable homicide -- you can shoot any partner who does that and if the judge knows anything about bridge, he'll let you off. But what about overtaking your partner's King with your Ace? In … [Read more...]

Atlanta turkey: No master points, but a gutsy ‘steal’

ATLANTA - Over the Thanksgiving Day weekend while visiting my grandchildren, I dropped in on the tough Atlanta Duplicate Bridge Center for the second time in my lifetime and once again came away without any points, although I got some points for niceness. “You are very pleasant to play with,” … [Read more...]

How weak can a Weak 2 be?

My colleague, friend and partner John Walston and I did pretty well in the Wednesday night pairs game at the Bridge Studio of Delaware this week (John subbed for my usual partner Arthur Zadrozny, who was having shoulder surgery to recover his powerful tennis serve). Going into the last round, we … [Read more...]

Snow doesn’t show, but ‘burglar’ does

The threatened first snow storm of the season (which never materialized) didn’t do much to hold down attendance at this week’s Wednesday night open pairs game at the Bridge Studio of Delaware (sanctioned by the ACBL) -- we had five full tables. Steve Blomstedt and Jane Malloy were the overall and … [Read more...]