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As well as in Monaco, Israel, Germany and Italy. I would expect each country to look into not only the specific pair but also how they came together and if others were involved.
Sept. 24, 2015
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Nickell must be favoured to win. Can Steve Weinstein log out from bridgewinners long enough to stay focused?
Sept. 24, 2015
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He writes the country and pair is known by many. An announcement on bridgewinners is expected today or tomorrow (written yesterday)
Sept. 23, 2015
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Welcome Pierre! I beg to differ from your opinion. The gentleman way would be for team Zimmerman to do what team Schwartz and the german team did openly. They gave up all titles won with a corrupt pair.

There is still no official statement from team Zimmerman.
Sept. 22, 2015
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There are a couple of aspects to this. Let me start by saying I understand completely how Peter feels. I also have some understanding for Martel calling the director. Having, probably, been subject to some cheating pairs Martel might deduce this was happening here. He didnt know Peter then. In the heat of the moment we all can feel fooled. The director has to make a decision and the policy then was to judge in favour of the non offending side.

The appeal went to committee and this is where my understanding stops. The AC did not do their job properly. It is basically a gross misunderstanding to say that there was unauthorized information indicating a penalty pass. The procedural penalty for the tray is highly debatable as well. The AC should provide the calming environment to make a rational decision. Starting by branding someone cheater is really not the way to calm things down. Imagine being in your 20s and having these powerful people calling you a cheat!?

Now why did the AC do this? It is impossible not to be affected by “name” players with good reputation and good standing in authorative circles. It is also easier to rule for players playing methods you understand. One thing that presumably mattered is that the Appeals Committe had a high average age. It also consisted mostly of bridge administrators. The Fredin style of play was not so well known then.

Peter and Magnus were undeservedly robbed by a distinguished Appeals Committe. There is unfortunately no way to correct this, only to learn how to avoid this in the future.
Sept. 22, 2015
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Someone had to say that. Banish The cheaters, strike their results and look to a new better bridge world.
Sept. 21, 2015
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It is only complicated if you confuse new conventions with bad disclosure.
Sept. 20, 2015
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I hope it is not that Canadian classic. “You aint seen nothing yet!”
Sept. 20, 2015
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Don Felder created the music but not the words to that song. Slightly off-topic. He filed a lawsuit later when fired by Henley/Frey so maybe on-topic …
Sept. 20, 2015
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Fantunes cheated their way to the top as an italian pair. Italy benefitted from their cheating. The roots of cheating must be found and removed. It is time to pay for looking the other way for 15 years.
Sept. 19, 2015
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That would be my suggestion as well. Postpone the BB for 1 year

Moreover I suggest the following
- Monaco, Israel, Italy and Germany banned from international competition (juniors and youth excluded) until they produce a comprehensive investigation into how this can occur
- The above nations fined for a substantial amount. Money to be used for security measures and ethical education
- All results achieved by the 3 cheating pairs internationally ever should be stricken from the records. Meaning teammates will suffer of course.
Sept. 19, 2015
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Like i Said. I play in his team any day
Sept. 19, 2015
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I wish there was a <like 10000000 times> button so I could use it on the post by Nick Jacob! I play in your team anytime Nick!
Sept. 19, 2015
Lars Andersson edited this comment Sept. 19, 2015
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We dont have enough conflicts in the bridge community right now? Why was this published? Using the cheating scandals to dumb down regulations even more? I wholly concur with Richard about the effects! Bridge needs innovation and development, it doesnt need status quo or more regulation.
Sept. 18, 2015
Lars Andersson edited this comment Sept. 18, 2015
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I am really grateful if Giovanni Delfino can spread some light about this tragedy. I think that he has great insight into the mind of at least Fantoni as well as an understanding of the environment. How could it go so wrong? Bringing disaster onto the game we all love and personal dishonor to Fantoni for ages. How is it possible?
Sept. 18, 2015
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I Think some people need this video to analyze now:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpzhm6084O0
Sept. 18, 2015
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If partner bids 5 I will bid 6.
Sept. 18, 2015
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It would have been better for the Italian Federation to weed out players like Buratti-Lanzarotti and Fantoni-Nunes and not having them represent internationally. Almost every medal by the Italian Open Team after 1990 is now tainted.

Having Zuchelli coaching juniors is beyond stupid, it is a disgrace.

Put the blame where it should reside.
Sept. 18, 2015
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Young people like to have fun. Why not psyche? Him being tall or short doesnt matter, body strength and temperament might.
Sept. 18, 2015
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I joked about Buratti. That might have started The rumour.
Sept. 18, 2015
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