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Great argument, Maclej, but no similarity whatsoever with the situation at hand :) :) :).

For your example, our situation is similar to second prosecutor taking the same gun, and proving another killing, not same John Smith.
48 minutes ago
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Right, Maclej, same tournament, but different accusations. So a new trial is fully legit. Come on, it's not hard to understand.

Or do you try to state that if a piece of evidence was used in a trial, it cannot be used in another one ?!
an hour ago
Paul Weinstock edited this comment an hour ago
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Maclej, if I understand correctly they stood trial now for an entirely different accusation than before. So, why PBU (or for that matter any legal proceeding in any civilized country) could not deal with a new accusation ?
4 hours ago
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Thanks, John, to bring this to our attention, and thanks as usual to Laura and her (very) day-by-day updated site.

I'm eager to see new comments on the matter from the people who cheered after EBL's crooked jury's conclusion.
6 hours ago
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Two beers ?! :) :) :)
June 24
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Congratulation to Zorlu-Kubac, winners by close to 2% in a very strong final.

And thanks to Timo for the details on Turkish bridge. To have government support and school promotion … hats off !!
June 24
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$^_@#^!!! no !!!

… but I think you would have lost your money. Future will tell us who is right and who is wrong on that, but I owe you a beer if you would win :):):).
June 24
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Agree with you on investments. And here I expect more than 5000 players, and this is a conservative assessment.
June 24
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Well, I seldom saw more than 350 participants in those free tournaments in BBO. But if you take 10000 as the base, an order of magnitude less would be 1000.

My bet for you is as follows: I'll pay to you 1$ for every 10 players under 1000 and you pay me 1$ for every 25 players over 1000. Game on, Richard ?

Before accepting you would want to see the results of Oleg's post with a poll on the matter.
June 24
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Richard, how many players are playing in “similar events that take place on BBO today” ? Based on your response, I'll offer you a bet.
June 24
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Greg, I wouldn't be so sure about GIB not loosing count, etc. I saw the robot having full count at trick 10, with 2 irrelevant cards and one major one in hand, disking the major one at trick 11 and holding the 2 useless cards, giving away a doubled game.

Like telling partner : “You fool, you double and count on me for the setting trick !? F… you, it wont happen…”.
June 15
Paul Weinstock edited this comment June 15
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I understand that each player will play just some of the boards that any other player will play. When board order is random, that would make the cheating unlikely with two accounts. I'm sure that the organizers did the thinking on the matter.

And after all is said and done, let the cheaters cheat (or try to) and enjoy something new.

Whether we like it or not, this is the future and ACBL is doing what every good business does, sell more and prosper :).
June 15
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With this impressive background, perhaps it'll be a good idea to move fast into cutting the Gordian Knot on Nicolas Hammond's software vs. ACBL issue.

I'm a long time ACBL member, but play rarely in US and really have no idea on what's happening. I rely on the comments of many of the contributors here in BW.

I see that Mr Gidwani takes time to answer some of the comments in BW. I really appreciate this.

Good luck Bahar Gidwani and good luck ACBL :)
June 7
Paul Weinstock edited this comment June 7
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…Or has a doubleton club and sees the (bleach) future …

Anyway, this is the best defense East can put forward. Declarer needs to decide what to do, and right now is the time.
May 25
Paul Weinstock edited this comment May 25
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OK David, if this makes you feel better…

There were a lot of faulty actions from both sides:
- The 1 opening was made with (bad) 11 HCP and 5-3-3-2 shape.
A pass would have been much better.
- The 2NT overcall was made with 7 HCP and 3-0-5-5 shape. So, the hand had support, but it was far away of the inviting with 4 trumps suggested by half of the votes here. Also, the 5-5 shape in the minors was not in a strong hand, as suggested by another quarter of the votes. And the main issue here, it was an easy 2 bid, which was more than suitable here.
- The opener passed a bid that was supposed (?) to be forcing, in order to cut short future doubled debacles coming up.

Bottom line we lost 8 IMPs, 2NT vulnerable was 3 down, and we earned fairly that loss.
May 22
Paul Weinstock edited this comment May 22
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Deleted.
May 21
Paul Weinstock edited this comment May 21
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I can detail that both sides took (very) bad decisions, leading to an 8 imp loss. The good part of it, those decisions were in the same board… The bad part of it, they were costly.
May 21
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Thanks all for the valuable input, hope next time when this will come up we'll know better what to do. For the sake of everyone's well being, I wont tell you what actually happened at the table.
May 20
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According to what everyone seems to understand from the OP, opps asked about the XX. Being at a level over 3NT, I understand that there were no alerts. Right ?

Have the opps asked to receive full explanation since first bid or asked specifically now about this XX? This opens an additional can of worms…
May 10
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Yes, but on the other hand could have sometimes the A

North has 10 tricks in and , the 5-th is virtually a trick and the A is with South. Plenty of chances for 7 to make.
May 3
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