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LOL Stephen, my method is to tell them once, then when I tell them a second time, I always say, “I only tell you twice, after that I just look”. That tends to make the point :)
Sept. 25, 2015
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I already understood at an intellectual level what damage these guys did to people, but you are the first one who actually brought tears to my eyes.

Thank you for sharing such a poignant story.
Sept. 25, 2015
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Richard, I observed that in a partner of mine years ago, and informed him of it. He tried to stop doing it, just successfully enough that I was able to ignore it when playing with him. Those kind of subconscious habits are very hard to break.
Sept. 24, 2015
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… or of the sixth commandment?
Sept. 24, 2015
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Seems to me that any such ideas should be communicated to the development team asap, so they can build in guards against them.
Sept. 24, 2015
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Peg, I accept reality. I am fully aware that all kinds of body language tells are legal for the opponents to read.

Yes, I don't like it. I hate it. In MY PERSONAL OPINION it is a form of cheating. The sooner we are rid of it, the better, and the sooner people will be able to actually think about what card they want to play without (a) being “read” and (b) called for illegal hesitations. After all, bridge is a game in which you are SUPPOSED to think.

And as for lobbying, I guess I thought that was exactly what I was doing by presenting opinion and reasons why it is grossly unfair, even though presently legal.
Sept. 24, 2015
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If you like to win card games that way, then go play Poker, there is a lot more money and a lot more fame to be had there. Leave bridge for those of us who like the game, not the poker skills.
Sept. 24, 2015
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If it were truly part of the game, then it would also be fair to deliberately be deceptive with it, just exactly like falsecarding is fair.
Sept. 24, 2015
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Sure they like it. It's the people who resent being “read” that think “reading” is nothing more than a legalized way to win without having to be good at the game of bridge.
Sept. 24, 2015
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“desperate”, now there's a word I like with respect to this. If you can't win the game with bridge logic and skill, you can always get desperate enough to try reading info from the opponents. I wonder how much desperation it takes until you have to move on to even more robust measures of desperation.
Sept. 24, 2015
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“…..I worry that I am merely fidgeting until I die….”

Isn't that what we are all doing? Life is about doing something that is important to you, and it kinda doesn't matter why it is important. If you enjoy playing bridge, then why care if it is “fidgeting” or not, just do it because you enjoy it and can.
Sept. 23, 2015
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Since we're on the topic of requests, is there any chance of being able to download all private messages (sent and received) as a txt file?
Sept. 23, 2015
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“Cheater” is a perfectly good word, used around the world, listed in many dictionaries, and I for one intend to keep on using it. So you might as well stop trying to bug people about it, just because you learned it differently.

After all, in some places, they call an elevator a “lift”, the hood of your car a “bonnet”, and a wrench a “spanner”. I mean how dumb is that? A lift is what you put in the heel of your shoe to look taller. A bonnet is what women wear to cover their hair, and a spanner is the next door neighbor of the hacker who keeps sending me emails.
Sept. 23, 2015
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Since it is going to be so impossible to undo/redo all the events, trophies, awards, etc, that these cheaters have won, I propose that each and every victory remain in the history books as it was played, and annotated with the fact that this pair was later found to have been cheating.

That's about as “under glass” as you could get, and it will stay there for the duration for everyone to see forever.

Sept. 23, 2015
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Great! I hadn't figured that out, thanks :)
Sept. 23, 2015
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That is a great article!! Well written, accurate, interesting even to someone who has followed this story from the start. Thanks for posting it!
Sept. 23, 2015
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This is great, and if you are in the improving business today, I'd also like to vote for a search feature in posts. Unless I'm missing something, the only thing I seem able to search for is a person's name.
Sept. 23, 2015
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Tim, you are SO wrong. Many of us consider online bridge to be the real First Class bridge!

It's the places where you have to spend thousands of dollars to go sit in uncomfortable chairs and play at prearranged times that may not fit your personal clock and risk being cheated and worrying about irregularities and opponents reading your eyes and all the rest of that stuff that is the Not Bridge.

Awarding masterpoints for online bridge has been going on for years now without any real problems.
Sept. 23, 2015
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Timo, I agree with everything you said right up to the last paragraph.

But I disagree that the current top players should be the ones to rule where the game goes.

Why should they have any more say than the second level players who might be top if they didn't have to contend with screens, body language, cheating worries, and the nuisance of physical cards?

Being part of the current in-crowd should not give you ruling power in the future of the game.
Sept. 22, 2015
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“There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. Because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions, and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new. ”

Nicolo Machiavelli (1469-1527). The Prince.
Sept. 22, 2015
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