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In all these comments I have yet to see the word “chutzpah” used.
23 hours ago
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During my working career, having the Fall Nationals over Thanksgiving was a great boon to me. It meant I could play four straight days without taking any vacation. Now, like everybody else, I'm retired, so that's not such a great idea anymore.
23 hours ago
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1983 was with screens. Avon has said several times that the Blue Team was far less effective with screens.
23 hours ago
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I've finally finished the book; it's pretty dense, and I'm convinced. But I'm an American, so presumed to be biased.

(It was a good thing that this book was written by a “neutral”, BTW).
Oct. 17
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Is Madala of Italian ethnicity? If not, then Avarelli's record stands.
Oct. 15
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And half of those 20,000 WC players post on BridgeWinners.
Oct. 12
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Great book, and congratulations to Kit. I wonder if next year's winner will be more controversial.
Oct. 12
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Neither premeditated nor collusive. Note that I am not defending Passell, merely pointing out that his transgressions are less than Fantunes'.
Oct. 12
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Seems to me that if partner can see the bid it counts. Consider this case: In a competitive situation you wish to make a bid. You pull out the bid so partner can see it, and then put it back and replace it with a pass. Surely that can't be allowed.
Oct. 12
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Wasn't Al Kaline also a bonus baby?
Oct. 12
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Many years ago baseball had something analogous. If a team signed a “bonus baby”, he had to be on the major league roster for a certain period of time. He did not have to appear in a game, but he took up a valuable roster spot.
Oct. 12
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@Rafael - In one of my partnerships I play a useful convention:
3 - the hand you posted. Shows four and says “Partner, I have a piece of junk, 3 is down one against their 2, don't hang me”
4 - A good hand, expecting to make 4
Double - Some extras, either significant extras with 3 or 4 but not a piece of junk.
Oct. 7
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I've seen no mention of scoring corrections here, but we had from three to six, depending on how you count. That was one a day on average.

We had three “classics”, where a board was misscored in the opponents' favor. The first was against an American, and my partner tracked her down and got consent. For the second, I guess the directors cooperated and found our opponent. For the third, I was told that it was my responsibility to find them. “But I don't know who they are”. Grumble, grumble, then I was told who they were, and I tracked them down.


The other three? Once the opponents used RKC to bid 6S off the trump ace and king, and I doubled for +500. It was misscored as +200, but that was a cold top, so I withdrew my request. One mistake was in our favor, so permission was not needed from the other pair. The last one was when the wrong opponents played the board against our right opponents. We were awarded average plus. However, it didn't show up on the score card, so I had to turn in a correction for that.
Oct. 2
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I agree with Bernard 100%. Also, if we finished a round early, we were not allowed to leave the table, let alone the room. Or so I was told.

Also, the trays are very heavy. Judi Radin suggested fiberglass for them, which I would think would reduce the cost of shipping them and save the WBF money. Why not try lighter trays for the women's?
Oct. 2
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I haven't had this problem in the last three days. Perhaps BW support has helped out.
Oct. 1
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I have the same problem. I sent Email to BW support and got no reply. I'll try an ad blocker.
Sept. 29
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I bought a copy today. I look forward to reading it.
Sept. 24
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I agree with Chris that Rodwell is a greater theoretician. I don't agree about the “village idiot” part.
Sept. 19
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Gerber was from Houston, not Dallas.
Sept. 18
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Thanks, Al.
Sept. 18
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