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Is there a Bridge Winners term equivalent to “Face Rape”?
Jan. 7, 2016
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Nice story Martin! It seems the more things change the more they stay the same. Merry xmas to everyone, even those from the dark side of Sweden.
Dec. 24, 2015
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I guess their travel costs are low but they Will still be sponsored as opposed to Norway and Denmark.
Dec. 22, 2015
Lars Andersson edited this comment Dec. 22, 2015
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Not even the fanatics here are interested!
Dec. 21, 2015
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A comparision semifinal vs final in the Bermuda Bowl would be interesting. Did they use the horisontal/vertical as frequently in both matches?
Dec. 20, 2015
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I think Fisher and Schwartz should study the concept of Ikigai. Is this their mening of life? Why they wake up in the morning? To lie and cheat? Where does their attitude originate?
Dec. 17, 2015
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A little known fact. Zatorski was the vugraph operator in the Fisher mobile incident Wroclaw 2013. According to his testimony he could not hear Fisher threaten anyone. Coincidentally Zatorski is now partnering Pachmann who is Fishers brother in law.
Dec. 16, 2015
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What we and the rest of the world knows now is what this player is capable of. Thanks to the video recordings. He will straighten up or be gone!
Dec. 13, 2015
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Your interpretation of logical alternatives in a UI case is very liberal Hanan.
Dec. 12, 2015
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The second heart lead says “I dont care about the cards you play, only about your tempo”
Dec. 11, 2015
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On the actual bidding a slow diamond is a clear indication that J/Jxx/xx/KQ987xx is not possible. The J is a huge card for an uppercut after the 3NT bid.

Once again, this doesnt mean that playing a diamond slowly was wrong, it only means that basing the continuation on the slow diamond is not allowed.

As for returning a after winning the K I think this is wrong since with stopped (KJx), no uppercut available and only 7 you should return a club. Preferrably the 9 indictaing J. There is no lie of the cards where a back is necessary.
Dec. 11, 2015
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The core of the problem is that the extremely slow diamond tells opening leader that his partner has the K. Is he then allowed to play him for it? Not if there are logical alternatives. Are there? J/Qxx/xx/KQxxxxx or xx/Qxx/x/KQ98xxx are both possible hands. This is regardless of how fast Sontag played.
Dec. 11, 2015
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The only reason for opening leader (IMHO) to think for 5 mins 30 secs after receiving a signal is the internal struggle “Can I really shift to a heart now?”. Another high diamond is safe, normal and an obvious play for a World Class player. Granted, pressure can do strange things to people.

BTW. Why is the return after winning king so obvious? Playing partner for a misdefence with AKxx in diamonds? Not that it mattered for the end result.
Dec. 10, 2015
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There is an email-adress where to send information on cheating. He has focused on this ever since 2010. Good job.

The WBF where caught with the pants down after more than 45 years of covering up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwWSvpBor6s
Dec. 2, 2015
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This (1-1; 1 as NT or ) was in the Weichsel-Sontag “Power Precision” book late 70s.
Nov. 27, 2015
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Thanks for posting. Great analysis. I like the last sentences, 9 years ago, we are there now.
Nov. 27, 2015
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So far we have the entire Schwartz team, Auken, Welland and Puszinsky showing some moral backbone and class. We have Jimmy Cayne displaying some honor. We have the statement from Zimmerman basically condoning cheating. We have Helgemo being non-committal and deferring to Zimmerman.

As for the rest, let us hope once there are formal verdicts they start doing the right thing. I am not holding my breath waiting for that to happen.
Nov. 25, 2015
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Zuchelli coached Fantoni, Nunes and Versace as juniors. He was appointed as the junior coach of Italy when Rona was boss there. This was 1988 and some other year.
Nov. 15, 2015
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Time to analyze videos from the pairs in Sanya!
Nov. 14, 2015
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So the 30 sec pause meant: “Gosh, If I show my strong hand with spade support we get too high. If I dont show it we get to the wrong denomination. What should I choose?? Oh well, 1NT makes partner less interested in high spade contracts”. 30 secs is about right for that choice.
Nov. 13, 2015
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