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BZ53: edge:edge:small
BZ54: edge:small:invisible
Oct. 4, 2015
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BZ53, BZ54
Oct. 4, 2015
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BZ30: edge:edge:small:medium:small:small:medium:small:small:medium:small:small

What he does with the 6nt prior to bidding it is irrelevant as his partner cannot see it through the closed screen.
Oct. 3, 2015
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BZ25: edge:edge:large:small:small:medium:small
BZ26: edge:edge:small:small:medium
Oct. 3, 2015
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BZ25, BZ26
Oct. 3, 2015
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BZ21: small:edge:small:small
BZ22: edge:edge:large
Oct. 3, 2015
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BZ21, BZ22
Oct. 3, 2015
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All calls by Z I have seen so far were aligned to the outer edge of the tray's bidding space, and the calls by B were aligned to the inner edge, i.e. close to the board. But in BZ16, the second and third call by B (both pass) were aligned to the outer edge of the tray.
Oct. 3, 2015
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BZ15: edge:edge:medium:medium
BZ16: edge:edge:small:large:small:small
Oct. 3, 2015
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BZ15, BZ16
Oct. 3, 2015
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BZ11: edge:edge:small:small:small
BZ12: edge:small:large:small:medium:small
Oct. 3, 2015
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BZ11, BZ12
Oct. 3, 2015
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BZ7: edge:small:small:small:large:small:medium:small:medium:medium
BZ8: edge:edge:medium:small:medium:medium:small
Oct. 3, 2015
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BZ7, BZ8
Oct. 3, 2015
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They played for the seniors because they did not qualify for the open team. Of course they would have preferred to play in the open team.
Sept. 25, 2015
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The communication channels that have been used by the Doctors, FS and FN are audio and optical vision. If the players of a pair are located in separate rooms, both is impossible. Radio waves can be used in both setups, but are easier to detect if transmitter and receiver are separated by some distance - you simply need more energy for the transmission. Do you suggest that you found some way of cheating that is impossible at a table with a screen and cards being used, but entirely possible if playing with tablets? If you think of replacing the official tablet with another one that contains additional software, or loading additional software on the official tablet: All this will not work if the system is carefully designed. And attacking the TD's computer that is communicating with the tablets is not easier than attacking the traditional TD's computer where the hands for the session are stored.
Sept. 24, 2015
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At BBO, typing the self alerts needs a lot of time or requires a fast typist. Using a virtual keyboard for typing on a tablet is even slower. Therefore, as I understand the proposal, North and West are siting at a table next to each other and alert and explain bids by voice - no typing needed. There is no need for them to whisper, as East and South are sitting somewhere else in a separate room and cannot hear anything.
Sept. 18, 2015
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It appears that you first read the entire website Boye provided, and then started commenting on the boards, resulting in e.g “with KQxxx Axxxx (can't remember which was which)” (it was the other way round). Maybe you are not aware that it is possible to have more than one browser window simultaneously, and use one for typing the comment while in the other the hand you are commenting on is still being displayed.

You think the “unfirm partnership ground” was that Fisher was not sure if Schwartz meant is bid lead directing or showed a solid 6+ suit? For sure it didn't promise any minor holding, as otherwise Fisher could have bid 4 without worry. This surprises me, as I would have expected that 3 would either be defined to be such a strong suit that it can be played even if partner is short, or promises a fit in some minor.

A possible explanation for Fisher's pass might be that maybe the system really defined the 3 hearts to show a solid 6+ suit, and Schwartz simply did not remember. If so, this would indeed not prove anything.

Here is the link to the page where Boye discusses this hand: http://bridgecheaters.com/?page_id=199
If you click on this link while holding the shift key pressed, the page will open in a separate window.
Aug. 30, 2015
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The vugraph operator explained the following after the hand had been finished:

Sadek looking at Schartz's hand. Wondering how he knew to lead a heart not a spade.
Fisher says 9876 looks like a natural lead anyway

Fisher was South.

url for the board is:

http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?bbo=y&linurl=http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/vugraph_linfetch.php?id=36757
Aug. 27, 2015
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this comment became obsolete, as it has been already posted by someone else
May 6, 2014
Karl Junk edited this comment May 6, 2014
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