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Best wishes to all recorders, and especially to Robb, for doing their essentially important job.
Oct. 10
Paul Weinstock edited this comment Oct. 10
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Exactly, and the law permitted it, in Spain. I doubt that a similar approach will be available elsewhere.

On the other hand, such kind of matter could (should ?) be arranged and settled out of court. The tax authorities are doing that all the time. I hope we won't see H&H actually doing time…
Sept. 24
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According to detailed CofC, updated for every venue (only to make sure that new problems emerge, notwithstanding the old ones…) there are drop-in rules from the Rosenblum (the fully open and transnational team event at the start of the first week) to the pairs events, at each and every stage.

An article on the wheeling and dealing of dropping in the Open Pairs final from the last stages of the Rosenblum Cup could be of interest here.
http://bridgewinners.com/article/view/how-to-play-in-a-world-pairs-championships-final-or-bridge-as-sport/

Even the pairs that have been kicked out of all main events will have strong and interesting side games to attend.

The second week is the same, based on mixed teams and pairs.
Sept. 12
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I wish you were right…

It was actually the hand of my usual pd playing in a high stakes robber game. This second set-up is not the actual game situation, just for checking what the people say with that hand in another situation. The answer is clear.

At the table, the situation was as the other poll.
Sept. 8
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Actually, pd had two spades, more precisely Kx. That solved the spades problem, which was only one of the guessing lottery problems here.
Sept. 8
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At least, with raising the fees, the bots will be of the better kind ?

Actually, I've made that business decision long time ago. I can play 8 boards with the bots for $0.25 or 12 boards for $1 (now $1.25 and counting). My decision was clear, especially since ACBL points mean nothing to me.
Sept. 1
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Playing an unusual Stayman sequence, I would expect the partnership to know exactly what this double is.

Without any pre-agreed arrangement, the double shows (for me) spades. I feel that this approach covers more possible hands, including those when a penalty double is needed.

If you play this as T/O (allegedly with 4 hearts), you reduce the maneuvering options of the partnership.
Aug. 30
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Careful, my friends, you'll add yourselves to David Wetzler's nuts list…

I state loud and clear that I should be added too.
Aug. 28
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Louis, if nobody wanted Poland, they know why…

Anyway, I know that Sweden has good chances to hate their choice.
Aug. 20
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The problem is that they are very “legitimi” and intangible…
Aug. 20
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You managed to enter exactly when the site was in update. Try again.
Aug. 19
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I use a very convenient structure for this board. 1nt-3c (transfer to diamonds)-3d-3h (natural, implying a 6-4 hand). In the last 20 years I've never needed it.
Aug. 14
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And what about all the rooms around with the air conditioning on, to share happily the foul smell ?!
Aug. 9
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Nice example, Ed, but the difference is that the cop lost the others, here director should catch the other two. There's no other way.

The OP doesn't give director's name. I understand. A professional player could fear future biased rulings. I wish it won't be that way, but it is.

ACBL should have in place beside the recorder system for the players a similar recorder system for the directors.
Aug. 5
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And what about the other two phone calls which were not prosecuted ? The director applied selective policy. Do you agree to that too ?
Aug. 5
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For the record, the robot transferred to 3S and bid 4H. The 2NT hand was 2-2-4-5 and the correction to 4S was not a success. The contract drifted 1 off for -9 imp. The 4H contract makes with an overtrick.
Aug. 3
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Congrats Matt !! Way to go !!

And if you don't remember me, I'm the one who insisted on calling you Mr. Smith at some World Championships, only to see your puzzled face… And for the ones not getting it, it was during the years of The Matrix movies.

Looking forward to see you running the show.
Aug. 2
Paul Weinstock edited this comment Aug. 2
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Selective policies ruin everything. Bridge is no exception.
July 31
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Way to go, Sharon !! The bridge star of the biggest business stars !!
July 31
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Among those silly things, it happened to me that when opener bids two suits, forcing, the robot bids a new suit with 4 cards and zero points instead of preferring one of the suits with 4 card support !!! This is one of the worst software “holes” of GIB, and is so bad that even a 10 days beginner will do better.

I have to admit that I've thought to forget about robot play when encountering such nonsense, but I've finished my tourney anyway.
July 31
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