While the Winter Sectional at the Maplewood Community Center continues on this weekend, a fine article for all our competitors to enjoy.
We sometimes think that elite players are bridge gods and can do no wrong. Sometimes, they do indeed perform miracles at the table!
Yet, as Fred Gitelman (one of the founders of BridgeBase Online) highlights, even the experts sometimes make errors - and sometimes bad ones!
Fred recalls one time approaching Michael Rosenberg, whom he had just watched make a play that had not turned out well. and asking him why he had made the error. Michael smiled at him. ‘Don’t you get it yet. Fred?’ he asked. ‘Nobody’s any good at this game; it’s just that the top players are less bad than the rest.’
Have a great time this weekend at our Winter Sectional. And remember that no one at all ever plays perfectly! If something goes wrong at the table, then forget about it and move on to the next hand.
That's what the experts do!