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Cameron alludes to Sion's nickname: Wonder.

But the technique is yet older…

Jack Olsen, on Schneider-Reithoffer at the 1957 EC:

To indicate a strong hand the Austrians would put a clenched fist on the table. A flat hand indicated a flat bust. Possession of the ace of clubs was indicated by holding the cards in the right hand; the ace of spades by resting the hand on the table at a forty-five degree angle; aces of diamonds and hearts by resting the cards on the table horizontally in the right or left hand. Other codes used by the Austrians involved the positioning of cigarettes and the placement of a pencil on the table.

Clearly, Fantoni-Nunes should have paid royalties.
May 4
Avon Wilsmore edited this comment May 5
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There are plenty of hands where it's easy to play against East's K10xx for one loser.
May 4
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Well, I've never known a coffee-houser to have the brains to organise a double-cross. My observations are that they are entirely predictable.

I recall having this suit in 1981:

KJ8xx

A10x

I cashed my ace and led the 10 towards dummy. There was a small fumble and LHO played the nine. I called for the king and partner (Michael Courtney) said, “Well played”, before seeing RHO's queen.
May 4
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… and declarer dropped the marked offside queen.
May 3
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Release the Burgay Tape.
May 1
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I had success using Firefox Focus… a privacy-oriented browser.
April 30
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Where it's at is where I am. I am the happening thing.
April 29
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“Don't worry about the world ending tomorrow. It's already tomorrow in Australia.”
April 29
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Craig, how did the ruling go?
April 29
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Chung Ching Wei devised Precision in 1963. He was keen to see it played at the highest level and had the brains to know that task was beyond him.
April 29
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So far as I know, the first world teams bridge championship where the sponsor paid all other players and won a gold medal was 1973 - Giuseppe Garabello paid the wages and collected.

And then there was the final of a world championship where a pro pair told the captain, “If {the sponsor} plays one board, we play no boards.”

Mr Sponsor played no boards and missed out on a gold medal.
April 28
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I think there is no shortage of lawyers in the bridge world.

Surely it would be a simple task to find several good lawyers who are both strong bridgeplayers and willing to create the appropriate definitions and put forward draft regulations.

If the WBF were serious about effective laws and regulations regarding cheating, they could do this with ease.
April 28
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Suitplay… resident on my computer for over 15 years.

http://home.planet.nl/~narcis45/suitplay/
April 28
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“Well, you're dead now, so shut up.”

The Meaning of Life, Monty Python.
April 27
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Many problems are solved, and many advantages accrue, by playing a 2NT response the old-fashioned way: 13-15 balanced (not a raise).

Kokish has a structure where 3 is the GF raise; I play it and like it.
April 27
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Excellent… well done.
April 26
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@Ian C: Your preserving options comes at the cost of distorting your hand. Responder is balanced and has support, so it is distorting to bid two suits. Raise to 2 and collect a bonus when they compete.
April 26
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April 26
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Lawrence and Wirgren:

http://www.newbridgelaw.com/
April 26
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