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Agree with Richard. With trump length:

- If you want to beat them one, lead your singleton

- If you want to beat them a heap, force them

How would North have gone, playing red suits at every opportunity?

And, while I am complaining, what a terrible overcall…
Sept. 15
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Maybe it is a different Anthony Golding who is really Dean Pokorny.
Sept. 14
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British Bridge World, Feb 1960. Editorial:

After the delays that seem to be endemic in the publishing world, my book “The Expert Game” is to appear in America under the title “Master Play”.

The publisher, George Coffin, writes to me:-
“As soon as ”Master Play“ is published, I will send you author's copies. You may not like some of the changes and bits of poetry”.

I'm sure I shall.
Sept. 11
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Master Play was Reese's The Expert Game edited by George Coffin.

Reese was furious at the addition of silly poetry and cartoons.
Sept. 11
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Franz Kafka:
In man's struggle against the world, bet on the world.

Oliver Cromwell:
I beseech you, in the bowels of Christ, think it possible you may be mistaken.

Bertrand Russell’s rules for skeptics:
1. When the experts are agreed, the opposite opinion cannot be held to be certain.

2. When they are not agreed, no opinion can be regarded as certain by a non-expert.

3. When they all hold that no sufficient grounds for a positive opinion exist, the ordinary man would do well to suspend his judgment.
Sept. 8
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Surely any Latin term (such as “sic” (sic erat scriptum)) is more antiquated,…
Aug. 31
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Fine. Using the free site given above, I invite you to supply your findings.
Aug. 27
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Julian:

Here is a quote from Bertrand Russell, about how to avoiud errors in thinking:

“If the matter is one that can be settled by observation, make the observation yourself. Aristotle could have avoided the mistake of thinking that women have fewer teeth than men, by the simple device of asking Mrs. Aristotle to keep her mouth open while he counted. He did not do so because he thought he knew. Thinking that you know when in fact you don't is a fatal mistake, to which we are all prone.”

Here is a site that has the hand records of many world championships (look under “Tournamenents”):

http://www.bridgetoernooi.com/

Why don't you observe the last boards for yourself and let us know what you find?
Aug. 27
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As mentioned in another article, it's a little unusual for a finalist to have convictions for (the word, “ch**ting” causes this posting to be flagged; what is objectionable about fact, I do not know) and be barred from playing in the NCBO of his opponents.

http://www.eurobridge.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Appeals2005.pdf

http://web2.acbl.org/discipline/CurrentlyUnderDisciplineList.pdf

Gary Hann, above, mentions “prestige and honor”. Perhaps.
Aug. 25
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And there is England, post-WW2: “a modest attempt”, but “nobody was actually prepared to do anything.”
Aug. 24
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“Diamonds are always divided badly in this tournament.”

www.eurobridge.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Appeals2005.pdf
page 34.
Aug. 23
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Curious that, in the d'Orsi Trophy final, USA2 will have an opponent who has been expelled from the ACBL.

web2.acbl.org/discipline/CurrentlyUnderDisciplineList.pdf
Aug. 23
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Agree with CB.

I learnt a lot from Reese's Near Neighbors, TBW April 1977.

Since then, any time I have the combinations CB names, I am on the lookout…
Aug. 22
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Ed Manfield, no “s”.
Aug. 22
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Clarksville, Danny Kleinman, TBW Dec 1997
Aug. 22
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Agree with PM - cashing tricks on a particular layout takes precedence over pre-arranged general methods.

It may be that partner has to rise to the occasion. C'est la vie.
Aug. 22
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I hear that New Zealanders have recently discovered two new uses for sheep:

Wool and meat.
Aug. 20
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CAB lives.
Aug. 19
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