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Karen Walker
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Member Since
June 22, 2010
Last Seen
14 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Tournaments
Illini Regional, Champaign IL
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Emerald Life Master
Karen Walker & Nate Ward
2-over-1 Third Hand High
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In The Well: Ralph Katz
I always enjoy watching you and Nick on Vugraph because you play a straightforward, mostly natural system. It would be interesting to learn how you've modified it over the years and what prompted the changes. Coach's recommendations, to cater to new bidding trends by opponents, to fix problems?
But is bridge Fun?
It's still fun for me, but if I had to choose another adjective, it would be "enriching".
The Death of 4-Session KO's
Steve: Can you share where your regional was? And maybe provide a link to the schedule?
Why You Should Learn Bridge Article
Here's a summary from my web site called "Why Play Bridge?":
The Death of 4-Session KO's
Ira points out one of the (many) problems with handicapping, which is that people have different ideas of how great the advantage should be to the lower-masterpoint team. My view is that the handicap should provide a cushion, not a significant edge -- similar to bowling, where you get only 80 ...
The Death of Teams
ACBL records may not go back that far, but my memory does, and we did not have a regular May regional in our district any time close to 1993. From around 1980 to 1992, Urbana had a sectional on the third weekend in May. I am certain that it was ...
The Death of Teams
Terry: I don't know where you got your information about the history of Champaign regionals, but it is in error. I have been running this regional since it began, which I can assure you was in 1993. Our city did not have a regional before 1993 unless it was ...
The Death of Teams
Terry Beckman wrote: "Champaign is the problem here. They moved to the Memorial Day weekend long after the other tournaments from the week before." Champaign has had a Memorial Day regional every year since 1993. We've never had a regional scheduled for any other time, so we didn't ...
ACBL CEO: Post-Mortem
One of the big differences between chess and bridge is that a player's chess rating doesn't depend on the skill of his partner. A rating system that penalizes players for poor scores will discourage people from playing with less experienced partners. This type of rating system may be ...
ACBL Search Committee Up and Rolling
Bridge expertise and an understanding of the issues that affect the entire membership are not mutually exclusive. Larry is probably right that the most elite professional players tend to be out of touch with the needs of the masses, but there are plenty of other experts who are. These are ...

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