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It is difficult to digest the statement that when Goren played badly or made non-expert like choices then he was ‘not firing all cylinders’ while Chiaradia doing anything similar was not akin to ‘not firing all cylinders’ but a proof of him being an inferior player (something fishy going on for sure)!!!!!

https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/lose-the-bermuda-bowl-with-me/#new_1 by David Yates provides a different perspective highlighting the trends prevailing in 1950s.

Recent instances of proving cases against certain pairs were based upon statistical analysis largely governed by correlating actions of certain players with the available videos. Opinion polls among the experts of the game as to the logic of any given lead or play may be a strong indicator of collusion but probably not as strong an indictment as to catching collusive actions through watching videos. This leads me to raising following queries:-
- Is reviewing hand records only leads to incontrovertible
proof of cheating?
- Does contemporary analysis of bidding trends, leads
and so on by multiple teams required as standard of proof
or targeting a single team without taking into account
similar actions by other teams is a justifiable approach?
- What should be the standard of proof to reach a definitive
verdict?
- Finally, is there a need to have a panel of experts
reviewing hand records coupled with known trends of a
particular era for all the teams instead of focusing on
one out of too many?
Oct. 10, 2018
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“We had a team meeting with 32 hands to play and decided that Bobby, who knew Giorgio (Belladonna) best, would go to Giorgio and tactfully ask him for a clean, last 32 boards.
Bobby did, and Giorgio promised.”
Can someone share the results of those last 32 boards?
Sept. 25, 2018
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Bridge in 1950s can only be evaluated keeping in mind the playing standards and trends prevailing at that time. Without that perspective, judging actions at such a belated stage may cloud objective assessment. This article sufficiently highlights questionable bids and plays from a small set of deals. Absence of comments from majority of top North American Experts can be taken as deafening silence if you compare it with their contributions to Mr Avon Wilsmore article https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/the-talk-that-never-was-the-blue-team-rule/
As a student of the game, i wish that this article should also have been trending with loads of expert opinions from top players to clarify the questions arising from the two articles having quite differing points of view
Sept. 24, 2018
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Easy double. There is no other logical alternative to me
May 1, 2017
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East was self proclaimed WORLD CLASS
Feb. 13, 2017
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I missed that perspective !! thanks for giving me another dimension to look at the issue
Feb. 13, 2017
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I totally agree and i think it can be done easily. Another linked aspect is to start with a bulletin board in which incidents of such sort may be mentioned by BBO Authorities with the aim of identifying bad trends and making readers understand the importance of adopting decent behavior
Feb. 13, 2017
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You are right as to your reasoning. I already stated that the persons involved in this particular board were not at highest level but reasonably decent ones. Still waiting for verdict as to the allegation of cheating though
Feb. 13, 2017
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This actually happened at the table. Pass by East instead giving preference to is inexplicable and probably a hint about his level of expertise !!!!
Feb. 13, 2017
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Good luck to all qualifiers is in the context of seeing them perform to their optimum capabilities. There are surely some minnows and playing against Giants; good luck to them is in order.
Sept. 10, 2016
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Thanks for the comprehensive update. Nice line up for the knockout stage and hopefully we all will be able to watch high standard of bridge. Good luck to all the qualifiers. Someone may comment upon performance by China and Germany. I was pretty confident that both will reach atleast round of 16.
Sept. 9, 2016
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An exciting prospect and thanks Mr Fred for coming up with a solution having far reaching impact on playing Bridge with more confidence. Apart from obvious advantage of limiting the cheating options, use of BBOH will generte lot of interest among the younger generation.
Cost effect can be reduced with some of the suggestions already given by some. I would lie to add that tablets can also be used to record the proceedings!!! There will not be need to finance video recording of each event entailing expenditure on procurement of cameras, hooking them up and associated costs. Tablets having front cameras will provide 4 very clear videos and further deter use of physical signals like coughing.
Table presence is something which I am not really qualified to comment upon and leave that to more experienced players.
Once again my heartiest falicitations for Mr Fred and others who are bringing innovations to keep our beloved game of bridge dynmic and evolving with each new challenge.
Dec. 6, 2015
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Can someone post link to live scores please. Thanks in anticipation
Dec. 3, 2015
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Wonderful recount. Thumbs up
Oct. 23, 2015
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Congratulations to Poland for a much deserved win based on superior system and ability to stand against immense pressures. This win is akin to one taken by Italy in 2006 Football World Cup once the Italians were shaken by the cheating scandals.

Bravo to the players who played wonderfully while under lot of mental stress, to me bridge is revived by the spirit and competitiveness with which the BB 2015 was conducted and played by all the teams
Oct. 10, 2015
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“I stopped looking after it became obvious that baliki is frantically trying to send coded messages also when he's the dummy and while declaring”

I totally agree that while watching the entire length of given clips, there is continuous movement which all or part of it can be construed as signalling, triggering or on the more humane side; simple body movements developed over a period of time.

I feel that crowd sourcing has gone too far in witch hunting. There is a genuine requirement to hire an expert panel to study a sufficiently large sample of hands to come up with findings which either prove or discard the plethora of hypothesis being floated against BZ. My sincere hopes that justice prevails and neither any innocent pair is harmed nor a guilty pair is spared.
Oct. 9, 2015
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