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I stand corrected and should not have assumed that you were joking. I simply couldn't imagine that it is an issue when your written English is close to perfect.
Aug. 18, 2018
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Language limitations?! It's not like the voice commentary is in Finnish, Mandarin or Swahili, is it? Very funny, Gábor.
Aug. 18, 2018
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I'm with Gábor. Don't tell the audience about boards not yet played in the room you are in. It takes the excitement away from (most) spectators and those who are interested know where to look it up.

And yes, it's stated in the guidelines for vugraph commentators I wrote many years ago, with a little assistance by Eric Kokish. However, I doubt that many read the comprehensive document with ‘Do’ and ‘Don’t'.

I recall that Debbie did because she asked for a copy.
Aug. 18, 2018
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While I agree that Polish VG operators are very good,I beg to differ that they are the “best in the world”. We have splendid operators in for example USA, England, The Netherlands, Australia, Italy, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.

To mention just a few from those nations: Jan Martel, Michael Clark, Bas van Beijsterveldt, Traian Chira, Francesca Canali, Jan Nielsen, Staffan Hed and Geir Harnes.
Aug. 6, 2018
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You don't think they have heard “poacher” or “poaching”? I think you underestimate people who don't have English as their first language.
July 26, 2018
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France was also without François Combescure.
June 16, 2018
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Record incomplete. You forgot David Bird (BroLucius) who was on voice with Marc and me.
March 18, 2018
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Well, let me mention just a few of the commentators we have had over the sixteen years with vugraph:

Larry Cohen, Michael Rosenberg, Kit Woolsey, Fred Gitelman, Mike Passell, John Swanson and David Gold. So ‘almost always’ is an overbid.
March 18, 2018
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As a commentator I know David Bird better than anyone because I spent hundreds of hours with him in the commentary box. I'm convinced that no malice was intended.

David is aware of this thread and will likely comment sometime later today.
March 17, 2018
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Congratulations!
March 17, 2018
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Congratulations, and Happy Birthday, Simon.
March 17, 2018
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So, David, what you are saying is that Fiona Brown didn't tell the truth when she yesterday on her Facebook timeline wrote:

“I think the email to my team telling us of their decision must have been lost by their carrier pigeon. Had to read about it on the website. Class!”
March 8, 2018
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Cayne vs Schwartz (my vote) is good for European time with many European players. Second choice Pepsi vs Gupta. Many Europeans plus Zia.
July 27, 2017
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Lavazza vs Hollman with mainly Italians and Dutchmen seems ideal for European viewers. Rosenthal vs McAllister should also be interesting.
July 25, 2017
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It will take a few hours for the third quarter to be processed to the BBO vugraph archives, but it will be there sooner or later.
July 23, 2017
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Due to the time difference, I think it's best to put teams that have Europeans on them on vugraph in the first half.
March 15, 2017
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… in which case it should also have been Šver.
Sept. 29, 2016
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Many Europeans would like:

Nickell v Street
Zagorin v Strul
Zimmermann v Mahaffey

The same Europeans would also agree that all other matches look good.
July 28, 2016
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Timewise, segments 1 and 2 are excellent for Europe (6 and 8:45 pm), so at least one match with European players in the first half would be good. The evening matches EDT are in the middle of the night for us.
July 26, 2016
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