25-year old Justin Lall is the youngest member the Milner team. Despite his young age he has already had a 15 year long bridge career with fantastic results. Unfortunately just a couple of days before the trials started team member Seymon Deutsch was hospitalized and they had to replace him at the last minute. (Seymon is feeling better now, according to the USBC Bulletin.) The random element has affected the team, but they still did great to make it to the Semi-Finals, with a serious chance of reaching the Finals. Milner ended up as Reese Milner-Hemant Lall, John Kranyak-Gavin Wolpert and Kevin Bathurst-Justin Lall.
Today Justin would like to thank the numerous BBOers who supported them and voted for them in our Predict the Winner contest. Here are his thoughts right after the last match.
«I played all day yesterday with a fever and 2 nights ago. I think I destroyed my body / did not help it get better since I was just pounding more caffeine in the form of espresso and red bull, and running on caffeine and adrenaline. Now I can»t sleep and am a little bit delirious and am alternating between hot and cold.
This was a weird tournament emotionally. Our team changed last minute. Gavin and best online casino Kran at the beginning of the tournament had an accident on 2N p 3C, one thought they played puppet and one didn»t. That is how raw their partnership was, because Gavin wasn»t even on a team until 1 or 2 days before the event, and Gav and Kran have rarely played together. Kevin and I used to be a regular partnership, but since he plays with Dan Zagorin we had to simplify much of our system since neither of us remembered it much. Hemant and Reese knew their stuff but are still a relatively new partnership.
All of that indicates to me that winning long matches is…click here to continue reading