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Shouldnt have been allowed to play! How can the organizers know if the woman should be North or South in an open event!? Maybe it is in the CoC next time.
Sept. 18, 2016
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Difference here might be the number of boards these particular pairs have played against each other before. Another reason might be the enormous detail in the CC of the EW pair and their adherence to it. An unlikely coincidence have the Monaco NS for once straying from system and opening a 10 count, whereas the CC states otherwise.
Sept. 18, 2016
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Enlighten us! I guess this is a very famous pair …
Sept. 18, 2016
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Apparently disclosing your system is a greater sin than not doing so! This is a strange world.
Sept. 16, 2016
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Given the second spade played was fairly high (7?), I dont think a club return is an alternative.
Sept. 15, 2016
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That is very much the reason. strongly influenced by the US voices in the regulatory committe. The twist that it bites back on 3rd suit openers is ironic in itself.
Sept. 15, 2016
Lars Andersson edited this comment Sept. 15, 2016
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Maybe they are playing “The switch” so showing clubs would force to the 3-level. Not on the CC though. Very cautious bidding by Bathurst otherwise.
Sept. 15, 2016
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There is one clue here in that east did not bid 1MAJ. Hence once west shows up with 3 Diamonds he/she is likely to be 4432. 3 Diamonds then club ace and club to T will endplay west if it is Jx. If it is xx you have 9 tricks.
Sept. 14, 2016
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IMHO it is not.
Sept. 13, 2016
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We have seen the effect of letting cheaters play for 50 years. There is no reason to let that happen again.
Sept. 13, 2016
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You should ask what happened with the US lineup in the female QF and how it was handled.
Sept. 13, 2016
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Funny. I also noticed that. The timeline has changed. Either an error in the first version, devious machinations or just the Mandela Effect.
Sept. 12, 2016
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So you work hard on your system. Bid thousands of hands. Analyze many sessions with your partner. Whenever you encounter a board where you psyche in 3rd position, you skip discussing that board. Is there something in this scenario that sounds strange?
Sept. 12, 2016
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Check The WBF statement. 1445 is officially when the complaint was made.
Sept. 12, 2016
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If people look at the CCs of the other US pairs, they explicitly state “Psychics: Light 3rd seat openings”. I Think such a disclosure is perfect. If BL had done that, nothing would have happened.

I also urge you to check the CC of Upmark-Nyström in the Swedish team. It is a model for everyone else.

http://www.ecatsbridge.com/documents/docdefault.asp?page=OpenTeams&start=c%3A%5Cinetpub%5Cwwwroot%5Cecatsbridge%5Cdocuments%5Cfiles%5C2016WroclawSystems
Sept. 12, 2016
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Most disturbing is the statement that neither the US team nor the directors knew about this 30 minutes Before game time. The protest was officially made at 1445 which is 2hrs 45mins Before game time. Could it be that the WBF didnt communicate this to the directors and the US team? Could this lack of action/lack of communication be why the spanish pair did not want to play?

I Think people should refrain from pointing fingers until the facts in the case are known.
Sept. 12, 2016
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As I see it a psychic is a partnership agreement. Explicit or implicit (which it becomes the 2nd time it occurs). I choose to believe that this is more a misunderstanding of how the CC should be used than an act to hide what they are doing. Regardless it is not allowed to know that much about the psychic tendency and not disclose it.
Sept. 11, 2016
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One wonders how difficult it is to write in the CC “Psychic openings very frequent in 3rd position nv”. That is what I would do. It is called full disclosure.
Sept. 11, 2016
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You are confusing light openers with psychic bids. Look under psychics in the CC.
Sept. 11, 2016
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According to the WBF the complaint was made at 1445 local time.
Sept. 11, 2016
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