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Omerta?
Aug. 19, 2017
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Arguably the Germany team does not ever play bridge aiming for “normal” results. Their style is unorthodox.
Aug. 19, 2017
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Some of the pairs being very accurate on defence are no longer playing. Other pairs have seen a significant decline in defensive capability the last 2 years or so.
Aug. 19, 2017
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Regarding behaviour. It is possible that the more experencied pair having played a lot in the US have a more cynical view towards stuff as player memos, tempo breaks and information to opponents. The less experienced one coming also from a more protective bridge surrounding might interpret that a bit too harshly.
Aug. 19, 2017
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The battle in the BB is 3 teams for 8th. Egypt, Monaco or Australia. I root for the “Down Under”-squad. Italy not likely unless Bulgaria decides it is in their best interest to drop out of 4th. Neither US team will fight hard for 4th place.

In the VC a key round is 20 with USA1-Sweden and Poland-France. Sweden may already have secured a win in the RR and have nothing to play for against a desperate USA1. Motivation always beats class they say.

The seniors will be interesting for me in 10 years or so, hence I refuse to speculate. Noticing the WBF is full of 60-plus decision makers (see page 3 here: http://championships.worldbridge.org/lyonwt17-files/bulletins/Bul_07.pdf )
Aug. 19, 2017
Lars Andersson edited this comment Aug. 19, 2017
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Excellent. Another point is the potential of making more nations competitive since they get to play a hard round robin against top teams. In a few years I hope Bangladesh will fight their way to the finals!
Aug. 18, 2017
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So we don't forget: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OwWSvpBor6s
Aug. 17, 2017
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Rona is unfit for many reasons. The most glaring is how he handled cheating within the Italian Federation, european bridge and world bridge for decades. Attacking Boye Brogeland publicly for cleaning out the most famous cheating pairs was for me the final straw that broke the camel's back.
Aug. 17, 2017
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The mere fact Rona is not stepping down is outrageous in itself
Aug. 16, 2017
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I would suggest a 1 vp penalty for adding the same opening lead on all hands to the bridge mate. Maybe for both NS and EW.
Aug. 14, 2017
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Upset?
July 25, 2017
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Nonwithstanding the horrible rebid after 1-2 I would still open. The hand has many pluses but only that particular minus, maybe also a bad lead director in 3rd position. Good question.
June 14, 2017
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They look familiar, have they played high level bridge before? ;)

Congrats nonetheless, well done.
May 8, 2017
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There is nothing funny about the WBF.
April 5, 2017
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I dont think anyone here has accused ZB of cheating in Yokohama. In the video someone else might be.
March 13, 2017
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One would think losing seeding points would be the least concern when having played thousands of boards with at least one cheating pair on the team. I think some people need a hefty reality check. This is not business as usual any more.
March 13, 2017
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Who claims they signaled the whole hand? Mosts cheats we know signaled a suit. Think German doctors or FS.
March 13, 2017
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Even more so if the pair in question insisted on being NS every set hence handling the tray.
March 12, 2017
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A hand apparently uninteresting is chosen from The Poland-Brazil match. The lead is made at 17:07. The brazil south holds;
QT9xx QJ9xx x 8x

After the opponents bid 1-1; 3-3N he decides to lead a club (!). Partner holds AJx/xx/Axx/KQTxx. Ironically the normal spade lead beats the contract and the weird club lead lets it make. Granted, if the opponent play 1-1; 3-3 as asking spade stopper, the club lead is less weird.

My amateur psychological theory is that ZB saw this brazilian pair perform and decided “What is good for the goose is good for the gander”.
March 12, 2017
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