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read Freakonomics. all classes of humans, in every walk of life, cheat. It is in our genes.
Sept. 22, 2015
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Ansolutely.
Germany has devleoped a history of borderline ethics in international bridge.
They have crossed the line too often.
imho cheaters (and we have had our share in Canada) only are allowed to play again if they make a full confession of when, where, methods, and then concede ALL of the titles they have won. (club, local, regional, national, and international).
Otherwise a lifetime suspension.
Sept. 22, 2015
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Kudos to Brogeland and Woolsey, as well as several others involved in exposing this and helping to make our game better.
Let us not sob too loudly about cheating, just focus on cleaning it up. Take a look at Freakononics. Levitt includes a chapter on cheating which details how virtually all of mankind's pursuits involve cheating. It is built into human genes.
Sept. 14, 2015
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Hardly old news, but good news
Aug. 31, 2015
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ACBL should be treating this as an urgent issue. That means moving immediately to resolve the matter.
Harm may have been done. A wonderful player may have had his reputation damaged, his livelihood threatened.
Someone must move.
Are you listening, ACBL?
Aug. 18, 2015
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Mike
I do not know you personally, but my wife and I have played against you several times. We have always found you to be one of the most pleasant, personable, as well as best players around. Your story rings true.
The ACBL needs to reverse this ruling and apologize.
Aug. 18, 2015
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Indeed it is. The 5 S bidder is hoping for minus 300 or a helpful committee.
Aug. 15, 2015
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Alan: thanks for this. Great hand, great drama.
June 15, 2015
MVP
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Indeed a terrific set by MK and deserving mvp moniker.
Excellent team effort, and the most exciting final of any CANADIAN TEAM FINAL i can remember.
Tks Katie
June 8, 2015
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Thanks John.
Vince, excuse my arror and accept hearty congrats .
May 20, 2015
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Fireman team: great win in one of world's toughest events.
GW: lots of Canadians will be pulling for you (not against the home team though)
May 19, 2015
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players are allowed (or should be) to think. South has a complete guess at this point no matter what North suggests.
He has extras in HC for his 3H bid and X seems logical no matter what partner did.
April 28, 2015
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Interesting issue. I have pulled these doubles to my (and partner's) horror.
I like to play doubles showing extras with no clear place to go when opp have bid and supported, but in a case like this, where an opp stabs a balance, X by either partner is pure penalty.
Exceptions would be where X is opener's only game try, or when a partner has all offensive values and nothing to contribute defensively.
March 2, 2015
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I would like to add that ACBL presidents are not elected because they are champions of any particular cause. They are elected because they have served their time and not become unpopular.
This is not said in disrespect of Suzi, just an observation following 50+ years of ACBL membership.
Feb. 3, 2015
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How can 4H be wrong?
Either pard has 5 H or a powerful hand searching.
I have denied 4H, so—
Feb. 3, 2015
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I believe LL has it right (assuming I read him right).
The future of bridge is in doubt.
A column in a struggling publication will not answer the issue.
It is an old.folks.game, more and more, like golf.
Culbertson and Goren,among.others were the champions who made it popular.
Bridge needs a new champion to lead the way. In an age where everything is going digital, who will that be?
Feb. 2, 2015
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Henry
I usually like your hands, but
Jim
Jan. 27, 2015
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Part from the play issue, how about a neg X over 3S? You really want partner to be declarer on this hand.
Dec. 22, 2014
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Bidding 4C over 3S would have eliminated much of the mystery at this point.
Dec. 10, 2014
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I like to play:
X shows ability to defend 1 or 2 majors, at least invitational values
3 level bids are forcing
2H shows inv + values with both minors
2S shows competitive values with both minors
Pass and then a minor is non inv

Using different methods vs 5-5,5-4, and 4-4 is a non starter because most partnerships vary these according to vul and position. (At least around here-Toronto area)
Nov. 15, 2014
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