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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
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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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A question for the press conference. “Mr Rona. You were president for the Italian Bridge Federation 1986-2009. Did you ever see any problems having Sergio Zuchelli coaching the Junior Team 1988 (Inluding Fantoni-Nunes)? Was there a discussion in Italy about the consequences of this choice?”
Sept. 17, 2015
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Rereading chapter 4 i notice a loophole. It is possible to strike off a person depending on the severity of their offense. So FS and FN can just disappear from all resultat. That would be neat.
Sept. 17, 2015
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According to the disciplinary code that is not an option.
Sept. 17, 2015
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WBF has a similar disciplinary code. We can only hope these cheaters can be stripped of titles based on other regulations!
Sept. 17, 2015
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Reading the EBL disciplinary code gives the impression that retroactively removal of titles is not possible. That is an interesting question to both the WBF and the EBL! Do we have to live with the tainted results forever?
Sept. 17, 2015
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Comparing with 5 other perennial contenders reveals that 3 out of 5 times another team has the same pattern. None of the other 4 has a similar pattern any year.

Edited. Further examination shows that 2002 all the contenders where similar. No noticable difference. for the other 6*4 comparisions. One nation has 4 out of 4 extreme delta values. One nation has 3 out of 4 (but the delta between first and second part is only half as big). 4 nations has no noticable delta.
Sept. 17, 2015
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