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Or equally likely in both
Nov. 16
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After the duplicate we played rubber for an hour for significant amounts of money
Oct. 11
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I think the motivation by the chief tournament director was to only make adjustments where he was confident that these would be upheld in a law court.
This is a sad state of affairs, but it reflects the experience that we have had recently with these players.
Sept. 6
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John,

These gentlemen sued their way back into the game. The evidence that they cheated is overwhelming and has not been refuted.

They then without any doubt broke the condition of contest in the first event they played in, and the chief TD applied the law book.
They appealed against the ruling, and lost.
The appeal committee took a lot of time and care, as the risk is high that this will again go to a law court.

I cannot understand why you have any sympathy with them.
Sept. 2
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Tom
The DBV has begged us to continue to play - they are doing everything they can. They filmed the doctor's table, they have made the biggest tournament by invitation only.
The doctors have not played teams as nobody will play with them.
Some players refused to play against them - I did not get the chance.
But if we all boycotted the bridge tournaments, then German bridge would be dead.

The doctors would be happy - but not I.
Sept. 2
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Steve was one of my teachers - a great guy who was just nice.
Aug. 15
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Yes, was forcing.
Aug. 9
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Many, many years ago, Richard Fleet told me that normal bridge logic does not apply for hands with 13 cards in two suits.
Partner will never play you for that distribution.
This is a bridge tip that is of very limited use, but in the few occasions it has happenned, it was correct to bid one more.
July 31
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East cannot have a spade suit worth bidding as he passed over 1. So passing 4 is not an option
July 29
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If East believed majors why did he not bid 4?
Very fishy indeed!
July 14
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I find the question poor.
The auction 1 - 1 - 4NT is completely different from 1 - 1 - 4 - 4NT
So why should we answer the question without knowing the bidding?
July 9
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July 1
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Richard.
Even if you think the hand is worth 7NT, why not check on the missing ace?
June 28
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Nedju, I disagree.
However unlikely it is that team mates did not know what was going on, we have to assume innocent until proven guilty.
I would, however, remove all medals won on teams including cheats. However this is a discussion for a different thread.
April 18
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I think the defence should get this right - even Gro will not bid this way without a good suit.

Obviously he got a feel for the heart break - maybe it came from the speed the red card hit the table. The suggestion of any other reason without any evidence I find unacceptable.
March 26
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I think that it is generally better to play your card to trick 1 in normal tempo. Then do not turn it over until you have finished thinking about the hand.
I am surprised that this is not common practice.


I would also welcome an increase of thought time required from declarer to 20 seconds. Then a play to trick 1 in 10 seconds should be normal.
March 25
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Also note that Zia is proving that the less young can still win
March 25
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Pass is non-forcing.
Double is clearly action - I have a maximum hand and am happy with pass or 5. So it is the correct bid.
Feb. 27
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But we should all agree that Richard is mad …
Feb. 25
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I certainly agree that the ratio of boards in the qualifying to final was wrong - and would prefer to have had a longer final.

What would you bid over
3 (3NT) ? with AKx, KQxx, QJxx, xx?

This was one decision of a top player that made a big contribution to the winners imp score!
Feb. 8
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