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Larry Cohen
Larry Cohen
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 19, 2010
Last Seen
July 14
Member Type
Bridge Writer
about me

Professional Bridge writer and teacher and ex-player.

Not-professional golfer.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Representing U.S. in Ireland against Europe
Bridge Accomplishments
25 National Titles including 4 Blue Ribbon Pairs
Regular Bridge Partners
Marty Bergen, David Berkowitz
Favorite Tournaments
6-Session NABC Pair Games
Favorite Conventions
Anything useful that is not accident-prone or memory-intensive
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Grand Life Master
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A Junior's Perspective on Promoting Bridge
I just want to add my name to the STRONG support of "play first." Bidding much (much, much) later. Jeff -- I would have been OK if bidding started on page 199. :) I am continually disappointed (and Patty Tucker knows) by the "Learn Bridge in a Day" program which has so ...
the most volatile board ever?
I made have to add it to my list: :)
ACBL Search Committee Up and Rolling
Peg, First time I ever remember disagreeing with you. :) I think a high level of bridge experience/expertise is a drawback (for teachers, administrators, CEO's, etc.). "Experts" are bad at understanding the issues of the "masses/newbies." Experienced players can't remember and relate to what most of ACBL ...
BW 2/1 GF: Final Conclusions
Yes. At some point it said that somewhere in our summary. I'll see if we can get it back in.
BW 2/1 GF: Final Conclusions
Hi Gil, Typically, 1-3 or 1-3 is 4+ cards. I would rarely do it with 3 (if I couldn't stand the thought of partner passing 1NT with a 5-3-3-2 minimum).
BW 2/1 GF: Final Conclusions
PH = Passed Hand UPH = Unpassed Hand Sorry for the abbreviations/terms that aren't universally understood (usually, I am more careful in my writing/explanations).
BW 2/1 GF: Final Conclusions
Feel free to use the original that we posted 2 weeks ago. We thought this way would be simpler.
BW 2/1 GF: Final Conclusions
In bridge context, a "punt" means basically "nothing -- I am kicking the ball back to you partner." It isn't natural, isn't stopper showing, isn't stopper asking, isn't anything other than: "For now, I am not sure what to do."
BW 2/1 GF: Final Conclusions
Hi Kit -- This alternative came up in some of the earlier threads on this, but didn't get much support.
BW 2/1 SHAPE and STRENGTH System Summaries
Good question. No. We are going to wait until after the Philadelphia NABC. Working on some changes to make it simpler and to take into account all the comments here.

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