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The best way would be for the big tournaments to have players needing to have a camera and film themselves and their screen and they will be observed by an arbeiter in a zoom call with sound on.

Even with delay and no kibs people can still call each other on their cellphones.

If the players film themselves then there can still be kibitzers and live commentary. I dont think many people would want to watch bridge on delay. How many people watch old matches on youtube ?
June 23
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BBO is working fine for me but I dont understand why they are limiting free tournaments to max 40 pairs. And ACBL speedballs to max 300. Now its very hard to find tournaments.
April 6
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You can use the free version of Zoom.
But it has a 40 min time limit, then you will have to create a new meeting.
March 31
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Both serious bridge and poker tournaments needs to ban cellphones from the playing hall. I heard he had the cellphone in his lap and watched the live commentary of the hands while he was playing. In bridge i am sure its possible to cheat with a cellphone by watching bbo with your cellphone in your lap when you are playing.
Oct. 11, 2019
Linus Olsson edited this comment Oct. 11, 2019
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Can anyone post a link to the board and describe here what happened.
May 20, 2019
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It has to do with that the top players in chess spend many hours each day memorizing opening theory and it is pure memorization so it is not very fun. But they do it because they want to win money in chess.
Then when they reach 50 years most top chessplayers they decide they have enough money and they will just play causally and not spend the hours studying theory that is required to maintain their level and then they will quickly stop being a top player.
March 24, 2019
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Sad he wrote great articles in the swedish bridge magazine called step by step for intermediate players. He has published them on his homepage. They are in swedish but because how good google translate is you can just copy them into google translate and read them.

Here are them swedish
http://www.scaniabridge.com/sve/sfs.html

And to read them translated to english just click this link. And you see the last number 118. You can just change that number to whatever article you want to read. like if you want to read article 60 just change the number 118 to 60.

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=sv&sl=auto&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.scaniabridge.com%2Fsve%2Fvisa_sfs.php%3Fnr%3D118
March 22, 2019
Linus Olsson edited this comment March 22, 2019
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Dont start calling the td for this.
There are people that call the td every time the queen is offside claiming the opponents hesitated.
If you start to do that people will start to think that you are a douchebag.
March 15, 2019
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I think Bridgewinners should contact Deepmind and ask if they want to work on bridge next. That would give bridge nice publicity.
Maybe some of the better players here could play against Derpmind then.
Jan. 26, 2019
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Thanks Roland I have been enjoying your commentary and many others on BBO.

For the biggest tournaments Traian Chira have live video streaming on his youtube channel.
And you can have BBO on one half of the screen and the videon on the other.

Now the BBO commentators are focusing on the cards inside the BBO client but there is a more interresting story if the commentators would look at the video and comment on the video too.
Aug. 22, 2018
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The best is to change from 15-17 nt to 14-16. Then you can keep all the advantages of 2/1 and nonforcing 1nt. You will no longer have the annoying problem of having to rebid a 3 card minor when you play with semiforcing 1nt with a balanced 14 point hand. Which will often put you in a worse contract than playing 1nt.
May 17, 2018
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Have you uploaded these to youtube? If not , could you do that please. I and i guess alot of other people wont bother downloading software to listen to this.
May 10, 2018
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The by far biggest problem with bridge is that the players are community on BBO are very rude to new players. I think alot of young players try bridge but give up after a few times when they get called idiots every other hand when they make a misstake. Im a gamer and have tried probably 100 different computer games online and BBO has the by far most rude community.

A start for BBO would be to disable all chat for new users at a table with a setting to allow chat if you want to.
May 7, 2018
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Im going against the crowd here.
I think this is just friendly table talk at a clubgame.
April 27, 2018
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Thanks for pointing that out. I have removed my comment.
Aug. 27, 2016
Linus Olsson edited this comment Aug. 27, 2016
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Removed
Aug. 27, 2016
Linus Olsson edited this comment Aug. 27, 2016
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How many points do you need to bid 2 at once when you play it as invitational?
Aug. 9, 2016
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I would open 4 spades.
July 31, 2016
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