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Yes:)? Then see the Laws of Duplicate Bridge, Law 1:

Duplicate Bridge is played with a pack of 52 cards, consisting of 13 cards in each of four suits
Jan. 4, 2019
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I tried. It's functional, it has many advantages, it is well done. But without cards it is not bridge.
Jan. 4, 2019
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Thx. 5+ is a bit unusual lenght for this bid. In my opinion is better alert these bids.
Dec. 8, 2018
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Question about bidding:
3 with 3cards is strange for me. Or mean 1 min 5cards?
Dec. 7, 2018
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Avon: “Facchini and Zucchelli. No mention of foot-tapping or cheating in the relevant issue of Bridge d'Italia (Nov 1995). Free to play in Italy, barred from entering WBF events.”

This is true. Why did it happen? FZ have won the title of World Champion. And then they were disqualified for cheating in this championship. But the title of World Champion for FZ was remain.

This is not a normal result. This case went from technical to political, on the one hand ACBL, on the other FIGB and EBL.

The result is a compromise. The wolf eat the food, the sheep remain whole.
Oct. 11, 2018
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Richard, I dont know what appears in relation to the 1963 British selection.

But I do not think it is questioning what I want to say:

The Italians (certainly in last years) publics his problems with undisciplined players and cheaters.
Oct. 11, 2018
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Avon, you live in your antiitalian world. Why?

EBL notifies each European NBO without any delay about player suspension it receives from other national federations including the original letter with the ground on which the player was found guilty and for what term is the suspension valid.

The dominant NBO in this respect is clearly the Italian federation FIGB; the most recent information of this kind were sent to NBOs on October 10th, July 23rd, July 5th and May 30th. Similar information from other than the Italian NBO is rare.

From last suspension letter:

From the National Sports Judge FIGB:
- For the duration of 4 months and 15 days, the member MARZIONI ELIO (ITA – MRL606),
accused of offensive behavior towards a player; therefore the suspension provision will end on
09/12/2018;
- For the duration of 2 months to the member MILAZZO MAURO (ITA – MLR104), accused of
having abandoned a race; therefore the suspension provision will end on 10/11/2018;
- For the duration of 3 months to the member CAMERANESI CORRADO (ITA – CMD041),
accused of offensive behavior towards a player; therefore the suspension provision will end on
27/12/2018.
- For the duration of 60 days to the member QUERCI ALDO (ITA – QRC001), accused of having
abandoned a race; therefore the suspension provision will end on 04/12/2018.
From the Federal Court FIGB:
- For the duration of 5 months to the member ZAGNI PAOLO (ITA – ZGN003), accused ,as arbiter,
for having played for several races under a false name while arbitrating or was responsible for the
room; therefore the suspension provision will end on 13/02/2019;

Whiter-than-whitewash? Really?
Oct. 11, 2018
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Lars Andersson: That explains a lot.

Yes, but not all.

1963. Saint Vincent. The Italian crisis. In 1962 Chiaradia went in Brazil to teach bridge, and this had to break up his partnership. D’Alelio, his natural partner, moved to Rome and started to play Roman Club with Belladonna and Avarelli. When Chiaradia went back, Perroux decided to make two threesomes: Chiaradia-Forquet-Garozzo, bidding Neapolitan Club, and Belladonna-D’Alelio-Avarelli, bidding Roman Club.

In March of 1963 another problem arose: Avarelli withdrew, also because work (none of the Blue Team was professional player). For these and other personal problems Perroux decided for trials.

The Italian Trials, by pairs, took place in March 1964. Winners were Belladonna-Avarelli; second Pabis Ticci-D’Alelio. And what about Fourquet-Garozzo? Only fifth. Thus one of the three strongest pairs of all time, at least according to Time Magazine in 1997, didn’t overcome the Italian Trials. Fortunately for Italy, Perroux had reserved the right to pick out a pair, thus they were saved. Eugenio Chiaradia didn’t play trials; he couldn’t or wouldn’t, and, anyway, he no longer had a partner; the 1963’s Bermuda Bowl, that victory, was his last participation with an Italian national team.

Source:http://neapolitanclub.altervista.org/eng/italian-open-trials-building-team.html
Oct. 10, 2018
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Avon:“ Furthermore, it's fact that the Chiaradia was booted off the Blue Team mid-tournament, for dummy-play that was nothing of irrational.”

Your remark is not correct. Why did Charada not play after 1963? We do not know the exact answer, but something is suggested by the Pietro Forquet (interview)on http://neapolitanclub.altervista.org/eng/pietro-forquet-interview.html):

Question:
8. Chiaradia. Carl’Alberto Perroux, the Captain, left Eugenio Chiaradia out in 1964 Olympic games. That new team won that title and much other in the following years. They were: D’Alelio-Pabis Ticci, Forquet-Garozzo, Belladonna-Avarelli.

Said in this terms, it appears as a simple substitution of Chiaradia by Camillo Pabis Ticci, but the things were more complex. It need to know, at least, that Mimmo D’Alelio, former Chiaradia’s partner, started to play Roman Club with Belladonna and Avarelli, then in 1963 the Team wasn’t longer made by three pairs but by two threesomes. Your one was with Garozzo and Chiaradia, but in the last times you and the latter were “…Made right for being parted…”, as Perroux wrote in his book.

Is there other that we don’t know? Can you fill the empty spaces?

Answer:
Eugenio Chiaradia was great and was the first to make a change to the bridge that was played once. Unfortunately, he was too emotive at table. “…Made right for being parted…” is only an Alberto’s witty remark…
Oct. 10, 2018
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Nedju, no problem, just submit your proposal EBL / WBF. Otherwise it's just sighs :).

PS. My comment above has been hidden because it violates the site's rules. According to my opinion, contained only general facts, for example reference to wikipedia.

I respect this is a private site. I would appreciate if the rules were applied equally, and not unilaterally, against those who do not fit with the mainstream.
Sept. 29, 2018
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There is nothing special about it.

If we think with national head, then the attacks on FN is a part of the attacks on the success of the Italian bridge. FN innocence is also BT innocence and vice versa. This is standard national thinking, not only italian thinking. I remember the indignation and many conspirations theory in Slovakia when Peter Sagan is excluded from Tour de France.
Sept. 28, 2018
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Louis, Phelps's girlfriend can know the truth. But propably this is revenge. Rejected woman is like rejected player (some say this is Burgay case).

I dont have cause. I just do not like that the suspicion (in my eye Blue Team cheating) is equall as the proven and admitted fraud (Lance Armstrong). For me this comparation is unlucky.
Sept. 28, 2018
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Nedju: I clearly wrote “public opinion, in this case…”
Those who make up the “public opinion” are (mainly) those against whom you and I play bridge.

What is public opinion in the bridge about possible BT cheating?

In Italy, the status of BT is similar to that of the gods.

In the US they do not believe that someone could play as well as played BT without cheating.

Even the bridge players have prejudices, different interests, subjective opinions, they change his view, etc. It will look absurd, but maybe we decide worse than CAS, which is at least neutral.
Sept. 28, 2018
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Bob Sebesfi: Just one miniscule difference : Michael Phelps' fantastic record has never been tainted by any suspicion of cheating.

Pls, use google and search for Phelps cheating or use this https://goo.gl/4mCnf8. You get over one milion results.
Sept. 28, 2018
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Sept. 28, 2018
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Tomasz, imho freedom of speech is key part od democracy. Yes, before 1989 in ours country we have limited human rights, but no one punished for the biological truths.

I know, BW do not like to see such a discussion here - but this is not a political debate. This is only small remark about develops our civil community.

We can not ignore such trends, they also affect the bridge (see Why does Harward hate bridge).
Sept. 28, 2018
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It is only real reason why now.

Today is just a continuation of the past: a failure to admit that there are players who have been maybe the best in history. Today is just a continuation of the effort to revision the past.


PS. But the timing (Orlando) and the tireless promotion of the book are really going on wery well.
Sept. 28, 2018
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Bob Sebesfi:
@ Pierluigi . While you are at it , why not also quote Lance Armstrong's Tour de France record ?

Bob, is for you any diference between Lance Armstrong record and for example Michael (originally an error in name) Phelps record?

Edited: Name Richard Phelps is changed to Michael Phelps, the most successful and most decorated Olympian of all time.
Sept. 28, 2018
Eduard Velecky edited this comment Sept. 28, 2018
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Shawn: Please explain how to understand what Avon wrote above.
Sept. 27, 2018
Eduard Velecky edited this comment Sept. 27, 2018
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Avon: While we are visiting fantasy-land, take a look at this: http://www.bridgebologna.it/archivio-articoli/384-memorial-zucchelli-facchini-i-edizione.html


And?

In Slovakia there are cases of people executed for war crimes in WWII. Legitimately.

But about 10-20% of people think of them as heroes. And organizes various celebration events.

Are we all fasists now? According to your argument, yes.
Sept. 27, 2018
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