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Bridge pariahs… like Lanzarotti and Buratti, who have no shortage of partners and teammates.
Jan. 18
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The declining of B-Z's entry to Chennai would indicate so.
Jan. 17
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Well, the US team in 1975 initially refused to play against Facchini-Zucchelli, on the grounds that they cheated. The US team was 100% right.

Bruce Keidan detailed 6 boards from round 1 (Italy v France) where he observed foot-signals. None of the boards appear in the Daily Bulletins or the WC book. Details have been suppressed. This is standard WBF practice.

The details of only one board (bd 7) are known. That alone is sufficient to see that the WBF's claim that no link between foot-signals and suspect actions could be found, is a lie.

“Minimize the scandal” has been WBF policy for decades.
Jan. 17
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The closest I've got is sitting down against Jim and Norma Borin and refusing to take my cards out of the board until a monitor was assigned to watch the entire 20-board match.
Jan. 16
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What an incredibly stupid “pro”.
Jan. 16
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Lanzarotti-Buratti's “time” consisted of a 30-month ban in Italy. Donald is correct; the ACBL still has them expelled for a finding made in 2005.

FIGB has a record of being most generous in awarding “amnesties” to particular players.
Jan. 15
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But it's fine to play against him on BBO…

Would you like to explain the reasoning behind that?

Are you familiar with the word, “boycott”?
Jan. 13
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sokal_affair

Post-modernism exposed for what it is…
Jan. 12
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MH: What makes me think that F-N could afford better, more experienced counsel?

Zimmerman.

If F-N were found guilty, Monaco would be very likely stripped of its titles. Now that task is much harder, if not outright impossible.

I agree you are not naive about litigation.
Jan. 12
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I have to say that I am NOT an advocate of US gun laws.

That said, is there “open carry” in Florida? If so, when you play F-N, just turn up with a .44 Magnum, lay it over your convention card, and say “You've got to ask yourself one question: Do I feel lucky?”
Jan. 11
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I am confident that Paul Lavings will have information about those boards:

http://www.bridgegear.com/
Jan. 11
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My understanding is that CAS is involved only as a consequence of the WBF's seeking of Olympic accreditation.

In the light of F-N and Elinescu-Wladow successfully overturning bans by virtue of an appeal to a committee of non-bridgeplayers, perhaps the wisdom of the association between bridge and Olympics should be carefully reviewed.
Jan. 10
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Not for long, as I am sure you know, Ed.
Jan. 8
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Unless South is a fool, he has some 7-5 and may well cruise to 11 tricks.

I'd prefer to be at the table for this sort of problem.
Jan. 7
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Yes, indeed, my error. Corrected.
Jan. 5
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TBW, October 1980.

From memory: KQJx AQJx AK AKQ

After partner responds 2 (3 controls), Rubens espouses 3, then 4, then 7NT.
Jan. 5
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