Al The Plumber

Nauseating Bridge Quotes: Robert Lebi

ROBERT LEBI: (cross-referenced to Eric Rodwell and Allan Stauber)

Lebi (a passed hand responder), Rodwell, and I were discussing whether opener should have made a slam try in some Dreary matchpoint situation. There was clearly a very good chance that it would be cold or at least odds-on. So we were rating the non-slam try on a 0-100 scale.

Rodwell: ZERO!

Stauber (always the defender of the hopeless): It should get something. It could be right.

Rodwell: OK. 7.

This is not a great quote, but I just want to record my influence. I got Rodwell to change his score by an INFINITE percentage (7/0) X 100% = Infinity, or at least a high grade Nissan). Regardless whatever score higher than 7 that I awarded, even if I changed to agree with Rodwell, I came down by less than 100%. (No math comments need be sent to me.)


cam frenchJanuary 31st, 2011 at 1:28 am

What did Robert feel was an appropriate number?

I think the reader understands that Meckwell open (and respond) so lightly that vast extra values are required for any action past game. So that may have tinted his vote. If he was playing opposite Al Roth, would he vote the same?

Probably not.


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