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If we can make 2 of a major there is a good chance that they are going 2 down in NTs Vulcan.
Oct. 9
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I assume responder has a (very) poor hand? Still bidding 2 of a major.
Sept. 29
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What is your basic system? I assume you are not playing 5542. At any rate, this looks like a poor mp score.

I think it has to be attitude. A higher card would have suit preference overtones, depending on methods.
Sept. 29
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A complicated pass over 1NT. You might have missed your best mp score already…
Sept. 29
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+200 is a real possibility, bidding on risks going minus and a possible zero
Sept. 21
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The room doesn't sacrifice…
Sept. 20
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Hi Peter, Life has its ups and downs. Hope all is well with your good self.

Hi Steve, I am putting the cart before the horse. If the Honorary Life President had been innocent in the manner that Richard had suggested you would have been subject only to the laws of slander.

Your wider point is well taken, governing bodies end up being protection rackets for members. Those that raise their heads above the parapet tend to get kicked out. Boye is the exception.
David Carlisle made a good suggestion, finding an entrepreneur, the social variety is best, to drive the game forward. Any suggestions? Not Bill Gates, he is too busy saving the world.
Aug. 20
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Peter, kindly confirm why you think it is libellous and not slanderous? ;-) English law considers defamatory comments on an internet forum as slander, not libel.
Aug. 20
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Slander, not Libel.
Aug. 20
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LA is big in aerospace… JPL and Caltech… Virgin Galactic, Northrop Grumman, Boeing, Lockheed, Raytheon all have offices there. It is the biggest industry in the county…
Aug. 18
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Who opposed and stood on a ticket for radical change? It would be shocker if there was a vote against those who want to improve the integrity of the game.
Aug. 18
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The point is a US ‘pro’ team can win the BB.

There are no national teams as strong as the best soccer clubs in Europe. There might come a time that unless the whole of the Allfrey team is picked then none of the players in the team will represent the country; the national team would be weaker than the best sponsored team in the country. If that is not the case now it soon will be.
July 2
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Peter, The Nickell team is one of the strongest teams in the history of the game. Four Bermuda Bowl wins, 22 NABC titles. The triumph of professionalism?
July 1
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There can be no statute of limitations for cheating. A full mea culpa is essential before a player can be readmitted to the tournament game.
June 28
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I would not equate cheating at bridge with war crimes or genocide. It's equivalent is financial fraud and should be treated as such, both should be subject to a criminal prosecution. They took money from clients ($1M+) and prize money.

The bridge authorities are acting like the Catholic Church, who assumed that canon law had primacy over the criminal behaviour of priests. The PBU should not be the judge and jury in this case. They have systematically cheated many individuals out of their hard earned cash and that includes damages to their fellow professionals.

One such court case would act as a serious deterrent to such crimes. Cases should be filed in all the jurisdictions where they have played for pay. Such measures would virtually eliminate cheating.
June 26
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Maclej, You have now seen the evidence. I think it is fair to say that we are all accusers now.
June 25
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Other formal reasons? And they are?
June 25
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Hi Alan, 50 pairs can play mp's one day, imps the next, BAM the following, teams on Saturday and total points on Sunday.
May 4
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Hi Steve, Have an event by all means that is only 4-Handed. The more variety of events the better.
May 4
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I am pretty confident that you have not understood the point I was promulgating. My point, admittedly fairly succinct, was to promote the virtues of professionalism. I think it is a good thing. Hence my defence of the six-handed team. The best teams are all sponsored, players have to make a living.
May 3
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