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1. Weight of evidence.

2. Stale news.

Swanson, Hamman and Wolff have all written that the BT players cheated. Their mistake was not to do the hard yards, and bury the BT under a mass of hundreds of outrageous examples of the use of illicit signals.
June 21
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I had never heard, “Take the plate off of the table”, until I moved to the US. It is not used in Australia (or England, I would imagine).

“I would of done the same”, is used in Australia; I would have received earnest counsel from my parents, were I to have ever said such a thing.
June 21
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… our slam bidding needed to improve…

By what benchmark? Comparing the slam bidding to that of a team that used range signals, shortage signals, long-suit signals, and signalled aces and kings?


Garozzo Forquet
K10652 Q8743
QJ1054 AK8
A93 KJ7
K8
Garozzo Forquet
1 2
2 3
4 5
5 6

Mark Horton, Close Encounters, Book One:

In attempting to locate a definitive explanation of this sequence, I have scoured the resources of the best bridge libraries in the world, but have had no success. Having refused to cooperate over 3 , East’s retreat to 5 with first-round control in both minors is surprising, but not as surprising as West, a famously conservative bidder, driving to slam unilaterally. His luck was in — on another day East might have held:

AK1062 QJ1054 Q3 ! 2
June 21
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I wrote:
Living, as I do, in perpetual fear of Eugene…

I never imagined that anyone could be so obtuse as to take that sentence seriously.
June 21
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Sound advice…
June 21
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The original article can be found in the Bridge Winners Indigestible.
June 20
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Living, as I do, in perpetual fear of Eugene “The Grim Reaper” Hung, I shall leave the deleted article in limbo.

Full many a flower is born to blush unseen,
And waste its sweetness on the desert air.
June 20
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Then your tables are most fortunate.

The 1998 AU Trials had a procedural penalty imposed, and the end result was no winner, no loser, no draw, no tie and no explanation.
June 20
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I am glad to see that Richard and I have very similar definitions of the word, “interesting”.
June 20
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I agree with this…

If diamonds run, a large number of notrumps will come home; if they don't we will make only a diamond partscore. Craig's simulation, below, suggests it's about even-money.

Many pairs will blast 3NT, while luck has dealt us the means to stop in 2. Time to stay low.
June 20
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Thanks… this is an option we can consider.

I have the all the Blue Team Bowls and Olympiads… I will get them scanned when I am back in Thailand (probably in Sep).

Meanwhile, let's hope some kindly soul has PDFs lying around…
June 20
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Well, Nicolas Hammond is working on a witch-hunt of his own:

https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/the-burgay-tape/?cj=818949

I believe some interesting observations arise from his data analysis of Blue Team players' actions.
June 20
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Thanks for clarifying… a fine joint effort.
June 20
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Loot, rape and pillage?
June 19
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June 19
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I want to commend Bjarne and Florentin on doing some excellent work.

I believe Bjarne has written quality code that handles the problems of PDF scans to text - skewed text being the main one - and automates the process of producing LIN files.

Florentin has done some good housekeeping/tidying-up and will, at a later date, make 1958 available for data-interrogation.

When I posted a request here:
https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/the-missing-years/

I did not imagine the results could be so quick and reliable.

Another win for Bridge Winners!
June 19
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How I Abolished the Rule of Restricted Choice
Frank Vine
The Bridge World, July 1970
June 19
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We used to say, “Right, but not correct”…
June 19
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