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100 % with a Michael ( rare).. 2hearts technically better pass with 6/5 and void loosing bridge
Aug. 25
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Nice to know Tom. And after pass 2clubs?
Aug. 25
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i think you went mad David. ebu rules are not weird and not particularly difficult to understand? how many players do know and understand them? you david gold paul barden trying to explain that its obvious what and why should be alerted. wwell i guess you spend a lot of time on it. we top players know or intuitively do the right thing most of the times but what about the rest? i am afraid those rules ,those attitudes and ( i am sorry to say ) actions like simon's (very surprising to me ) killing the popular open events. you can argue and discuss for another 500 comments but most of players under national lever are just scared of all that.
i mix with a lot of them and hear hundreds of td and alert stories. and i heard many of them saying that is a main reason why they don't want to play in bigger events… you can be intellectually happy with yourself and those great rules but they do much more harm than good.
Aug. 15
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Really? are all Americans think that Kevin got a sense of humor? wow!!! we are different here in Europe
June 6
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As i said i dont expect everybody to do what i do but i hope a lot of players (especially establish once) will do something to show they contempt.
May 9
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Roy. You are wasting your breath by talking to people who want to argue for the argument itself.

I agree now it is a crunch time. i waited for the real international event for this to happened and i HOPE that they will enter. It sounds crazy but i will explain why..

In the last year the cheats managed to sneak in to some events and play. In some of them thy were welcome by organizer (Barcelona last year) in some by friendly (usually Italian) psychofantic crowd. When i heard about it i got sick. what happened to the outrage and morale of the normal bridge players. i was upset to see how many top players performed in those events and didnt do anything. Then it came to me that we all should do what we think is right and dont judge. I tried Steve's approach and didn't go to Barcelona this year because i knew they will play there and i didnt want to play a part in the same event. Later on i realized that it made me feel better but had no influence on the bridge world and the event…

My new approach is that i will enter the event (Istanbul) and if the cheats are allowed to play i will get up at the start of the event and walk out. I hope that my partner/teammates will understand and agree.
Why was i waited and hoped that that will happened? well i hope that there is enough players there, who will show that they love the game more than they weeks holiday, professional earnings or obedience towards authority that will react in the same or other (like yours) way and give the international federations choice between all of us or few of them.
May 9
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It is Monaco bashing only because everybody forgot about italian titles won with Fantoni Nunes. As for a Question Jean-Charles. it is obvious that any organiser of the top bridge event have to be prepared to answer and especially Monaco. I played in every Cavendish in Your country but wouldnt dream to come if your old internationals are coming. i am sure that it goes for a lot of players. Nothing to be upset about just to state your policy.
Dec. 5, 2018
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Thank you Richard for patronising me this time. You should follow Your advice changing pleasant to sensible…
June 27, 2018
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I really hope that the time of your involvement with EBU is over… . Would you like to share how well did all those selection Comitteess you were part of ? And now when you are not you try to tell them in the patronising way what to do?. How grand!!!
June 27, 2018
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Richard Fleet . The man who doesnt play bridge but love to talk….
obviously that should be a determined policy BEFORE the teams went to the championships. Not that surprising that England qualified?
June 21, 2018
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i hope not {really belive that SERIOUS organisers will be stronger than that}. i had this situation with Piekarek before…. Lets see if other players got any spine and show that the game and the principals are more important that quiet acceptance of anything just beccause they dont want trouble.
Feb. 5, 2018
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david burn. should we invite Fantoni _Nunes to Spring foursomes and see if Ebu accept the entry? and then happily get a drink in the bar!!
i am shocked to read you comments on this subject. can we stop hear this “rules and regulations above the all” mantra?
This game will not survive on this “lawyer talk”. we need ethics (not rule book ethics but normal human) and some spine.
nothing good ever happened when everybody follow the rules and bad guys do what they want.
Feb. 5, 2018
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David
i was more interested in reaction of a top players who got (in my opinion) responsibility to the game i can state here and now that i would leave {loudly} even if i played with my sponsor or wife. hope they would understand… is it possible that no one did?
Feb. 5, 2018
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David. here we go again. all this careful talk about rules, rights,rationality.. thats why so many players close their eyes and ears. they want decisions from someone else . would they react in the same way in the everyday life? or would they show that they got opinions, morals and strenght?
Feb. 4, 2018
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I am afraid David that hovever difficult it is the players should take a stand and leave. if it was a number of pairs who got up and left…
everybody talking on bridgewinners and facebook. time to show some
strenght.
Feb. 4, 2018
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Richard. Very strange title of this article. Is it controversial that the rules were followed and director made decisions?
How funny that some teams are notoriously involved in situations like this ( late play in the important long matches) and some people believe that if they lose by getting fined its “unfair”.
They are full of experience, know the rules , getting warnings - what is unfair or controversial about it?
Btw when bridge became so difficult that 140 minutes for 16 boards is not enough? Time to find new hobby?
Oct. 8, 2017
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Richard
You love to make negative comments about other people hard work…
Try to do something yourself for a change
March 18, 2017
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Lovely
Jan. 18, 2017
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Jeremy
What is missing on Ebu's website is a forum(blog, chat,whatever) when members can address their problems, complains, thanks..
It feels like the federation doesnt wont to now. In the modern world its unusual.
If you look at this discussion there are a lot of problems to discuss and maybe we should open the place for Ebu members instead
of having this conversations on American site.
Jan. 17, 2017
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Sorry Richard but it not all about money
Jan. 17, 2017
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