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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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The results are from another tournament. Happens easily in such a high tec environment …
March 12, 2017
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Where is Maciej Klis when you need him??
March 11, 2017
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I havent watched everything. My observation is their pattern of behaviour here is much more timid and static. No correction of dummy with 5/4/3/2 fingers and such.

(edited: changed to 5/4/3/2 fingers from some rubbish)
March 9, 2017
Lars Andersson edited this comment March 10, 2017
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As a contrast from the Opatija videos, here is the Polish Premier leauge: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C1mD6EjYngI

“-Is there any other point to which you would like to draw my attention?

-To the curious behaviour of the dog in the night-time”

So why dont they have nervous tics in the Polish Premier Leauge? Why are there no 3/4/5 fingers on the table?
March 9, 2017
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Thanks for sharing!
March 7, 2017
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Fast forward a couple of years and Fantoni-Nunes will be back. Must be great to be an honest bridge player in Italy.
March 6, 2017
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BZ regardless of the verdict will have lost their efficiency when video camera is on and/or when opponents dont condone their table manners. They will join a group of other pairs whose efficiency has declined since video recording started.
Feb. 22, 2017
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