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I'm flattered, Barry :)
Jan. 30, 2017
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My pleasure, Rowland!
Jan. 30, 2017
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Thanks, Okan.
Jan. 30, 2017
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Thanks for your very kind words, Marshall!
Jan. 30, 2017
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And perhaps just as importantly, it would help to eliminate the appearance of wires as well.

You can't stop someone who is determined to steal your bike, but you stop the opportunists by putting a bike lock on. And you can't stop people who are determined to cheat at bridge, but you can stop people accidentally seeing a score-sheet then being tempted to use the info later (the ‘opportunistic bike thief’).

At least with your proposed solution, if you do run into a wire near the end of an event, you could be fairly sure that it was pre-determined effort rather than someone flashing their scores around.
Dec. 15, 2016
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I read the e-book version of Battling the Best before the paperback became available. It was so good that I will be buying the paperback version as well.

Sartaj has carefully chosen some of the most exciting and instructive hands of his recent bridge career. The book spans several themes, so every player will find something here to make them think - and maybe even use in their own game.

In addition, Battling the Best does an excellent job of capturing the atmosphere of a top bridge tournament. Whether you are a bridge enthusiast or a world-class expert, you will find Sartaj's takes on psychology, momentum and table feel thought-provoking and refreshing.

I would recommend Sartaj's book to anyone who loves bridge.
Nov. 21, 2016
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I thought for about 3 minutes and still hadn't worked out what to think about.
Nov. 8, 2016
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I wish I could take credit for it, but the solution was spotted and pointed out to me by Nabil Edgtton - not bad for a guy who plays one tournament a year or thereabouts :)
Nov. 2, 2016
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How about:

1. Heart to the Queen.
2. Spade to the 10.
3. A
4. K, pitching a club.
5. 10.
Nov. 2, 2016
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Nice discussion, especially of the various card play situations. Cute ending. Thanks for the hand!
Oct. 11, 2016
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Nick, nice play. Except I dropped the Queen from Q-9 on your right.

(yeah, right)
Oct. 6, 2016
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Thanks Barry. Appreciate your kind words.
Oct. 3, 2016
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Thanks, Mark!
Sept. 30, 2016
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Cheers, Andreas :)
Sept. 28, 2016
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Hi Brian! As part of a successful international bridge partnership, what does your preparation schedule look like? And what do you consider to be the most valuable element of your training for a major tournament?
Sept. 23, 2016
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Maclej, are you the same person who commented above:

“Did S & R really not notice what has happened?”

and then edited it out after being called out on that?

Can we finish with the completely baseless implied accusations of unethical behaviour (implying that Welland-Auken may have been aware of the error but not reported it) unless you have ANY facts to contribute? Please?

I get it that you aren't a fan of Welland-Auken. But really, this sort of sniping does nothing for the conversation whatsoever.
Sept. 19, 2016
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This may also have been the reason that the scoring staff did not pick up the error. “There's a result the wrong way” “Don't worry there was an arrow-switch, it's fine” I can imagine that conversation happening.
Sept. 18, 2016
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Headline: “The USA team's non-playing captain made statements to the effect of…”

Can't help but agree with you on this one, Phil.
Sept. 11, 2016
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While you're all chatting about USA Spain, the reigning European champions just got beaten by a country of 5 million people :D
Sept. 11, 2016
Liam Milne edited this comment Sept. 11, 2016
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Thinking of you, Bart…

https://i.imgur.com/NFfpUmO.png (Bridge Master 2000 hand)

6NT by South. On a diamond to the Queen, East pitches a club.
Sept. 6, 2016
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