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If for legal reasons we can't have lifetime bans, can we at least require a facial branding as a precondition for readmission?
Dec. 11
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I pass that hand vul. At favorable I'd be tempted to open 3.
Dec. 8
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I pass the first hand. I open the second hand at IMPs but I pass at matchpoints.

So which form of scoring did you intend?
Dec. 8
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Marty, if you are ducking the first trick, your AK tight remaining already accomplish that (preventing West overtaking). Anthony didn't say the 9 is junk in any event after trick one. He said it's junk after trick one *if you duck trick one*.
Dec. 8
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I didn't say it can't work out, but it isn't well thought out. South's hasty 3NT bid cut the number of winning cases at least in half without cutting down much on the losing cases, and it was a marginal decision before the odds got ginned against it.
Dec. 4
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It's a word, but it's the antonym of “binding” not of “winning”.
Dec. 3
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moved
Dec. 3
Christopher Monsour edited this comment Dec. 3
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It seems unlikely South has four hearts since he didn't ask for North's other four-card suit, so West's opening lead does not seem to me to be particularly well thought-out. It also seems to me that South *should have* asked, since not asking gives away information about the closed hand.
Dec. 2
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I think saying someone wrote fake news when you have a difference of opinion of relevant items of reference (bottles of Classico relevant to no bridge tourists vs restaurant meals that are very relevant) is just wrong. But then, in recent years, that's how we've come to expect one or two people from NYC to behave.
Nov. 29
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Well, either the film writer or the soldier didn't exactly get it right either, since the Romans had a very strong tendency not to start a sentence with a vocative.
Nov. 29
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You wrote: “Chris wrote fake news. Food is expensive in NYC.” That implies I said that food in not expensive in NYC, which is something I did not say, which is why I think an apology is warranted.
Nov. 29
Christopher Monsour edited this comment Nov. 29
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If overcaller then bids 3, would you bid 3 with this hand? If overcall bids 3NT, how would you look for a 5-3 spade fit?
Nov. 29
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That's meaningless grammatically and the wrong word for “go” to express your sentiments. Perhaps you meant “Vadite domum, Romani!”
Nov. 29
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Also, can you imagine the mess-ups that could ensue if one of the permanent sites decided not to renew a contract, and an ACBL with no muscle memory whatsoever of finding a new site had to do so?
Nov. 29
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Since a large part of suspicious behavior involves mannerisms, just recording objective facts wouldn't catch that. Video recordings are already in use, capturing both objective facts and mannerisms, and games with screens already can require written explanations. I'm not sure how much more recording is necessary. Certainly requiring each player to write down each card as he plays it, rather than using video or some other form of automated recording, would slow the game intolerably.
Nov. 29
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I mean it doesn't seem reasonable to assume our opponents' bidding has been as awful as our own. ;)
Nov. 29
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Amy, perhaps you should trouble yourself to read what I wrote. I didn't say food is not expensive in NYC. I said it's not insanely expensive. Eating at a nice restaurant in NYC you will endure prices similar to or maybe 10%-20% higher than other large cities such as Chicago and Philadelphia. On the other hand, an apartment in NYC will rent for something like double or triple a similar apartment in Chicago or Philadelphia. (Hotel rooms similarly.) Food is definitely not one of the items that makes NYC insanely expensive.

I expect an apology for accusing me of spreading fake news.
Nov. 29
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Yrjo…The Romans had many of the things we have: asparagus, central heating, tax collectors, paved roads, and of course bridge problems–especially when the Tiber flooded.
Nov. 28
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The Romans raised a lot of money from people who wanted to hold high office, and indeed it was the function of some high offices, aediles, for example, to fund lavish entertainments at personal expense. A terrible way to run a country, but it might not be a bad way to run a bridge league….
Nov. 28
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In chess, as far as I am aware, it would be very bad form to add annotations to the score sheet in the course of play. It's just for recording the objective fact of the moves made.
Nov. 28
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