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That's nothing particularly special. I've done it myself more than once. It even worked occasionally :)
July 29, 2016
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Nah, just tell them they are not welcome, ever again, period, end of story.
July 29, 2016
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Even if true (and that's not what the announcement above says), it's very minor, Adam. Let's be glad it's over and move on :)
July 29, 2016
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A lot of people seem to be missing an important distinction, so let me say it in capital letters for those who didn't read carefully.

FISHER AND SCHWARTZ FORFEIT EVERYTHING, ALL THE WAY BACK TO THE NEANDERTHAL PERIOD, AND CAN NEVER PLAY AGAIN.

Their partners and teammates forfeit all gains made with them for the four previous years.
July 28, 2016
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It's all relative, Randy.

Proud and happy .. Not? Sure, because as you say, this should have been taken care of long ago.

Proud and happy .. Yes! Sure, because it's finally being taken care of properly.

Sort of like the glass half full or half empty, isn't it? If you want to be pessimistic and grumpy about it, go ahead. Just don't rain on everyone else who prefers to be happy and positive about it :)
July 27, 2016
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You can also just make a screenshot of the hand/bidding diagrams and paste the images into the word document.
July 25, 2016
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The director was 100% correct. This may be an excellent example of why appeal committees should go the way of the dodo.
July 24, 2016
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One.

And an automatic ban for those who keep whinging about their posts being taken down.
July 22, 2016
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I like it, too. It would be very interesting to see who you agree with and how much you differ from others you respect.
July 22, 2016
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Why the action was taken is because the admins here decided it was not appropriate, regardless of how it came to their attention. Info about how it came to their attention is unnecessary.
July 22, 2016
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“In particular, all members and Zonal Conferences shall apply and enforce sanctions of other members or Zonal Conferences or of the WBF”

Does this mean that if the ACBL does give them a permanent ban, that all other members and zonal conferences must apply and enforce that?
July 20, 2016
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Of course, Ian. You are a private person making sexist remarks to a small group of private people in a public setting. Sexist ads are just stupidities designed to appeal to “men who like looking at women”.
July 20, 2016
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Ed,

“…I wouldn't leave the table for a smoke break…”
maybe not, but many do.

“…or to get a drink of something…”
maybe not, but many do.

“…or even just to stretch my legs…”
maybe not, but many do.

“…OTOH, when you gotta go, you gotta go…”
try excusing yourself from the table for a moment and going between hands.
July 17, 2016
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I seriously hate having the dummy leave the table!

The dummy player is a part of the hand and should Never walk away and leave his/her job to be done by a caddy, kibitzer, director, or wanderer-past.
July 17, 2016
Cornelia Yoder edited this comment July 17, 2016
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(I think) I knew six, made educated guesses on 2 more and wild SWAGs on the other two. No way I'm leaving any blanks. I even guessed “John Smith” on the name question… ummm no, just kidding :)
July 13, 2016
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Because the normal play is to win with the lowest of touching honors. This is reversed specifically to show a doubleton.
July 7, 2016
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I'm confused about the second option wording. A fast arrival bid is about my hand, and has nothing to do with whether partner has limited her hand or not.

I also see some implications that a fast arrival game bid must be passed by partner. That is not true, it is merely information for partner, who can still decide to make a slam try with sufficient values.
July 6, 2016
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All the posts to this point give ideas about how West can “recover”, meaning that West somehow knows he needs to do that.

In fact, West has 19 very nice points and a single 6 card major, and his partner has no more than 4 points and probably no heart support.

There is no game here (in West's normal intelligent view) so why on Earth would West double? Bidding 2 describes his hand perfectly – long hearts and extra values.

West's 2 bid is exactly right.

If West still wants to compete after 3, THEN is the time to double. Perhaps partner, with his 0-4 points, has long diamonds and wants to leave it, perhaps partner has long spades and can bid them, perhaps partner has 3 baby hearts, or perhaps partner has the totally nothing he has already shown.

A double AFTER 3 should be West's last resort.
July 6, 2016
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When I am about to call the director to an inexperienced or beginning pair, I always say something first, such as, “I need to ask the director something, so please don't play or say anything for a moment”, and then I call, “Director, please”.

It's not hard to call the director against beginners if you still treat them with respect. The problems occur when someone yells “Director!” unexpectedly and then starts telling the TD what your opponents did “wrong”.
July 5, 2016
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As long as the agreements were correctly explained, I simply don't see any UI here. What were their agreements – was there a misexplanation?

North obviously needed to make some kind of forcing bid over the preempt, and chose the one bid s/he was certain would be forcing. Then the next opportunity, s/he started bidding his suits, and continued to do so regardless of his partner's actions. Nothing wrong with that.

South tried to penalize hearts, but when his partner insisted on bidding, and with a massive fit for one of his partner's two suits, and knowing from the opponent's bidding that his partner had to have a void in hearts, the XX is clearcut.

The result stands.
July 4, 2016
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