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Tommy , now the bridge world knows one of the reasons why you the best partner in the world !

And also, I could have still bid 4H and took a really long time before not doing it
Aug. 2
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Randy, I am not qualified or knowledgeable enough of the actual “ goings on ” to answer your question. I was just expressing my personal sentiment
Dec. 12, 2016
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Boye:

you continue to inspire me with your integrity and fearlessness without regard to the consequences in this regard.

I know it is difficult for many of them , but I wish other top players would follow you in this, although I'm beginning to see that the fortress we are up against seems almost impregnable
Dec. 9, 2016
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I couldn't agree with you more Boye

The saddest part is that I'm beginning to feel that this is so pathetic that I just don't care anymore
Dec. 7, 2016
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Whoa

As an ex South African I love the English sense of humour and lioved Richards comment but felt bad when my friend Justin took exception
Sept. 24, 2016
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Lol

That's a bit cruel Tom
Sept. 24, 2016
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Each incident in itself is shocking , and the fact that there are so many of these unfamothable ,unjust situations is so frightening to me . It's so shameful and makes so angry that the WBF ( or is it really one dictator ) has been allowed to get away with this for so long .
Sept. 24, 2016
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:)

Thank you
Sept. 24, 2016
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Alan

I'm sure you are right about some good people and I do like the youth type initiatives

Excuse my ignorance , but are you involve at all in European / English “ bridge administration ”

I truthfully know so little about the people and inner workings etc especially on a European basis
Sept. 24, 2016
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Tom , I agree with that but then I think of Zimbabwe and lose hope
Sept. 23, 2016
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Yup. Totally agree. I saw that and went wtf ! My only positive thought was that perhaps he alone was never in agreement with the whole plan in the first place and this was his way of saying that
Sept. 23, 2016
Leslie Amoils edited this comment Sept. 23, 2016
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Brian man You are cracking me up. Had no idea you were so funny !

Thanks for being in the well - I'm enjoying it

Not a question but a comment

I am in total shock that the directors or committee or whomever claim to have no knowledge of the Spanish walkout midstream. It's so laughable on any level. I'm sorry this happened to you guys. Everything so f…d up
Sept. 23, 2016
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Couldn't agree with you more David

but imo that is only one part of the joke that the WBF is

What about ruining the Rosenblum ? by shrinking its length by half and evidenced by the smallest ( weakest ?) field ever in Sanya , ( obviously due to location as well.)

im sure I read somewhere that recent WBF events have had progressively worse attendance? - which is hardly a surprise given all the problems we have had


I also couldn't agree with you more that we need to form a Rival world federation, or perhaps a professional Bridge Players union as has been suggested elsewhere, but as I have said before

We need a leader ( or leaders I guess) to drive this and to galvanise expert bridge players so we don't have to deal with the farce that the WBF is today , and I fervently hope that this happens soon as it breaks my heart to see how the game we love is run and ruined by the WBF .
Sept. 23, 2016
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Thanks Peter. So good to hear that and I apologize for jumping to conclusions unfairly
Sept. 17, 2016
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Jan thanks for your recollections and clarifications

That's good to hear and especially the “ good spirit ” part and given that Peter wasn't even at the table ( lol) further reinforces the point I tried to make to him
Sept. 16, 2016
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I have to say I find it distressing that 2 people I like and respect in the bridge world can have a situation like that has obviously lingered and festered for a long time, and I think it speaks to 2 larger issues, Firstly the American vs. European “ letter and spirit of the law” which is so prevalent It seems and has become almost partisan in the way that American politics are today and the even bigger issue, that expert bridge is “ sick ” and it's guardian ( the WBF ) is doing nothing about it and in fact ignoring all its problems by wearing its Olympic coloured blinkers.

But Peter, I didn't know anything about this incident , and had a very lengthy conversation with Brad . Peter, will all due respect , and it matters not whether you are Right or wrong ( and I believe you are wrong ) to even bring this up in the same context and comparing it to the “ The Spanish Incident” is very unfair , creates the wrong impression , and only further fans the flames of this gulf in Bridge. I guess I'm am shocked and surprised to see you compare Fred and Brads action to what it appears the Spanish did , and hope that was not your intent
Sept. 16, 2016
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Timo

I cannot like your post enough
Aug. 14, 2016
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ok thx that good to hear

The only problem is that I feel really bad when I am wrong in my opinion !!

Lol
Feb. 3, 2016
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Michael

I'm generally pretty bad with this stuff , and sometimes tend to volunteer stuff in a effort to be as open and as truthful as it appears that Helgemo did here, and have sometimes been “ criticized ” for that .

So what I do , and I believe is the most honest and fair answer is to say

We have no specific agreement , but I can give you my thoughts based on out partnership experience and my knowledge of my partner "

To me this Surely this is the fairest way to handle these situations ? But reading what you say , I am not you sure you would agree with this

Is this correct ?

Thx
Feb. 3, 2016
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Geoff

I have such great respect for you that as a top pro you have come out addressed this issue that I am sure has been on many people minds since the start of the cheating scandal . Ie that one of the best pairs in the world ( and FWIW I'm am sure that they are 100 % clean ) by ignoring and closing their eyes and ears to the questionable activities of their teammates , have in fact been complicit in the rampant cheating in top class bridge and in many ways are just as guilty if not more so than the authorities we are blaming for allowing the cheating to carry on for so long

I know that many many top experts feel that it is almost impossible to LV to not have known that something was not right with their various cheating teammates ( BL, FN, FS ) and that they chose to ignore it or close their minds to the facts Many people have criticized And questioned Boye for playing with FS for 2 years, - how come is it that LV have been immune to the same criticism ????

There are clearly double standards at play here

Hats off, Geoff Hampson!
Nov. 25, 2015
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