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All comments by Oleg Rubinchik
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I know East (my regular partner for 17 years who happened to play in that event with other friend) well enough to be absolutely sure that thought ‘if I think here, it might fool declarer’ never cross his mind. He is relatively slow player and has tendency to hesitate in situations that look very simple for me. He explained that he did consider ducking by rejected it. He also was confused by 9, played by his partner. (They were using play low from two small, and West false-carded).

I also have no doubt that East would accept decision by director without any comment. I happened to be in doubts that director could give South something in that position. Note - East played honest Queen, not King after his hesitation.
May 30, 2017
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Are you sure there is no bridge reasons to think at that point? You see the distribution, I see the distribution. East did not see the distribution yet. Even if taking the first round of and return looks automatic, some people are more careful than other and try to count distribution before commit the play.
May 30, 2017
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I guess South should play bridge and count points instead of assuming that somebody playing unethically.
May 30, 2017
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As a part of organized bridge, we would be happy to accept their time and money. What could we offer them in return? Is there any reason they should prefer expensive, overregulated, time-consuming games with strangers over the funny informal games they already enjoy with their friends? We can invite social player to try competitive bridge, but why would he stay with us?
May 23, 2017
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I am playing strong jump shifts with one partner only and we are using artificial relay style continuation after it.
May 18, 2017
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>Did East alert the Double?
> If no alert, I would reject the assertion …

Before we can make any conclusions from the missing alert on minor+major double we need to know if such double is alertable in that jurisdiction.
May 15, 2017
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<offtopic>
Joke from the late USSR.
There are two ways how our economy could be fixed - real and fantastic.
Aliens from stars could come to the Earth and fix economy for us or we can fight corruption and fix the economy by ourselves. The second way, of course, is a complete fantasy.
<offtopic end>
May 9, 2017
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Thank you all.
I informed players 4 -1 for both lines.
April 28, 2017
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“Surely, East couldn't have been contemplating bidding anything”

Really?
East holding AQ cannot think about lead-directional double if 3 bid would be explained as spades?!

I genuinely shocked about suggestion what he done something improper.
April 27, 2017
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“Ask questions about the auction only when you might take action” or “ask about EVERY bid,” seems like false dichotomy.
How about ask any ALERTED bid?
April 27, 2017
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The same for me. is the first choice, is second. In matchpoints I can choose one or another, in IMPs only the first one.
April 26, 2017
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It is true, accept one moment - human nature. If a person like to shortcut in a game to get easy success, it is unlikely he is doing it in the game only. Article is about chess player who cheated in chess and got arrested for cheating in a real life aside of chess. As they wrote “sooner or later everyone gets what they deserve, even in the most unexpected way.”
April 7, 2017
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This is situation for agreement, not for judgment.
March 21, 2017
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I hate the situation and certainly dislike the procedure.
But I have to admit: Case against BZ is extremely strong.
March 20, 2017
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According the original post “you have the agreement that 2C followed by a XX is your way to show a very weak 3 suiters short in clubs”
Nobody can have an agreement that 2 bid is just “Natural” and had an agreement that XX shows weak 3 suiters at the same time.
March 20, 2017
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No. With 1 trick North bid double and South will pass if his original pass was with 2 tricks or bid 2s if with 0 tricks
March 17, 2017
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Fact that player forgot the system does not cancel his duty to provide opponents with complete information about his system. He failed to fulfill that obligation.
March 17, 2017
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pass
March 17, 2017
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I found the following agreement useful.
I opponents bid slam and we have known suit to make a save:
Pass shows 0 or 2+ tricks on defense
Dbl shows 1 trick on defense.

If NS had that agreement both players would pass at this board.
If, for example, South had only 1 trick on defense, he would double and North with 0 tricks would bid 6
March 17, 2017
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I got very similar board some time ago. I passed and we lost 4 IMPs (250 against 400 from another table). My partner and I were discussing that board outside, and, probably the most hated on that site, but nevertheless bridge player with outstanding skills, was smoking next to us. “Do you want my advice?” asked he. Sure, we did.
“Forget about that board,” he said. “No bidding agreements could take care of boards like that. You cannot learn anything useful discussing those exceptional cases. They are not what affect your results on the long run.”
March 16, 2017
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