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Mazal tov and congrats, albeit belated…
March 14
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Begging your pardon, I don't quite recall any of Reese's comments on defensive carding saying something like “Boris has finger-signalled that he has four hearts, so I know that a shift to that suit (or away from that suit, if you prefer) is warranted.” As for the Fantunes bidding system, I've not heard/seen any suggestion that it was aided by an illegal passage of information, and I'd contend that those things should be judged on their virtues, not on the vices of their creators.
Feb. 27
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Steve, I imagine the concerned parties are aware of BW.
Feb. 26
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Thanks for your corrections, apologies to Meckstroth and Wang, and a chuckle to Martin Lindfors (at least I didn't type Lindfours by mistake).
Feb. 26
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Comments about Reese's cheating, or lack thereof, seem irrelevant. This is (was) supposed to be about bridge writing, where to the best of my limited knowledge no one has accused him of anything untoward (other than being a brilliant writer), who refined and likely invented the over-the-shoulder (or through-my-brain) way of writing about bridge hands.
Feb. 26
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Thanks Peter. I have fond memories of the Wife one, of the dry humor and of a character called Wilson. Pity that my copy vanished when I gave away much of my library after retiring and moving to a smaller place.
Feb. 23
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No comment. I think this hand is familiar :)
Feb. 22
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p.f. sanders it is, thanks bill. did he have another book with his wife in the title, or was it just that most if not all of the stories in bridge with a perfect partner featured his wife?
Feb. 22
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another book i enjoyed a lot, so long ago and far away, was something with a name like bridge with my wife, by an english writer. not a candidate for best bridge book or writer, but entertaining – and frustrating because i can't find the name, even, on the net. help someone!
Feb. 22
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Sorry richard. I've been vexed by the entire auction and separate problems in the bidding of each hand. Perhaps I should have presented them separately, with a time gap of about a day and no reference to each other.
Feb. 22
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Frank Stewart, Unfortunately I haven't read any of your bridge books, don't think that they've been available in Israel over the years I've lived here. So, unfortunately, you were not part of my equation. I have, however, read many of your bridge columns, and are most admiring of them. I think I'd like to add David Bird to your alphabetical list, so long as it's alphabetical and not ranking in order of greatness. His story-telling touch has added greatly to my enjoyment over the years, and I am a great admirer of Abbot Hugo Yorke-Smith, perhaps my personal favorite man of the cloth.
Feb. 22
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The problem really arises when partner bids 5c. You're certainly worth another bid, but what?
Feb. 22
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Oops, this got in by mistake. Hope later version is clearer.
Feb. 22
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Agreed. Responding to someone who mentioned Bergen's admission, certainly not to denigrate the three new honorees.
Feb. 20
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Mollo's vs. Bird's characters: The former seem stereotyped, those in the Bird book, including and especially the Abbot, ring much truer. Everyone knows someone like Hugo Yorke-Smith.
Feb. 20
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Frank Stewart is right about Marshall Miles for sure, whose “All 52 Cards” is one of my all-time favs. But great as Miles's two books are/were, the question was about greatest bridge writer, not best bridge book, and the output of some of the others qualifies them for that title.
Feb. 20
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Adventures in Card Play is transformational, for sure. The problem, if that's the correct way of putting it, is that it's so exotic – and filled with beautiful but rare gems – that its value is limited for most players.
Feb. 20
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There are lots of great bridge writers, but IMHO (or even not so humble) Reese stands out over the years. His Master Play and other books pioneered the over-the-shoulder or inside-my-mind approach that has been successfully adapted, and refined, by others – including, outstandingly, Bridgewinner' own Kit Woolsey, who carries on that tradition (and then some) in his weekly Kit's Corner.
Feb. 20
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The honorees are all worthy, indeed very worthy, and may have many more NABC and world titles than Marty Bergen. But Bergen's contribution to bridge goes far, far beyond his accomplishments as a player, though those may be considerable as well His ideas on bidding, some of which are widely accepted around the world as well as in ACBL land, warrant inclusion in the HOF.
Feb. 20
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Even if the CAS decision has precedence over that of the EBL, it has not dealt with the separate decision of the Italian NBO, which has also suspended Fantunes. In fact, there appear to be two separate cases, possibly based on different evidence – the EBL convicted on offenses committed against the EBL, the FIGB convicted on offenses committed against it. To clarify, let's take the example of a murder: CAS reversed the conviction of murder against the EBL, which does not have anything to do with a separate murder committed in the Italian jurisdiction. Nor does the CAS decision, in any way, affect the ACBL, which has banned Fantoni and Nunes for life. Either of those separate and unrelated convictions invokes the principle of reciprocity, under which EBL member feds are obligated to honor the disciplinary actions of other feds, even if the involved parties are pure as driven Swiss Alpine snow in the EBL's jurisdiction. Aubry is exactly right.
Feb. 9
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