Join Bridge Winners
All comments by Roland Wald
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Team Vytas is playing right now on BBO Vugraph. Gierulski-Skrzypczak and Vainikonis-Olanski. No sign of F-S.
Sept. 4, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
It's posted in Ish's thread “Breaking the Code”.
Sept. 2, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
The following post appeared on Fisher's Facebook Timeline about 25 minutes ago:

“Press Release

Bridge champions Lotan Fisher and Ron Schwartz demand public apology and 1 million UDS in compensations from the mastermind of the smear campaign against them

The Fisher & Schwartz legal team has presented Mr. Boye Brogeland with a warning letter before the Instituting of Legal Proceedings.

Since his loss in the ”spingold“ quarterfinal competition which was held on August 14 2015, Mr. Boye Brogeland has embarked on a smear campaign in which he systematically disseminate offensive defamatory statements against Bridge champions Lotan Fisher and Ron Schwartz. In this smear claim Brogeland is disseminating claims according to which Fisher and Schwartz are cheats, who win games by way of improper means.

To combat and disprove the Brogeland smear campaign, Fisher and Schwartz have hired Adv. Dror Arad Ayalon, former chairman of Israel's bar association's ethics committee to lead an international legal and professional team – which will disprove the false accusations.

The first step of the legal team was presented yesterday (Monday) in which the The Fisher & Schwartz legal team has presented Mr. Boye Brogeland with a Warning letter before the Instituting of Legal Proceedings.

The warning letter stipulates that considering the heavy damages which have been caused to Lotan Fisher and Ron Schwartz due to the actions of Mr. Boye Brogeland , and in order to reduce their damages and to make any court application unnecessary, Mr. Boye Brogeland is demanded to take the following actions:

1 To stop all actions on his part which are harmful to my Lotan Fisher and Ron Schwartz, including publication of any claim which is defamatory against them.
2 To remove the designated internet site, and to ensure that the site will not be quoted nor will appear in any search engines.

3 To immediately publish a correction, denial and apology.
4 To compensate Fisher & Schwartz in the sum of one million dollars.”

https://www.dropbox.com/…/Letter%20to%20Mr%20Boe%20Brogelan…
Sept. 2, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Gordon Rainsford is the Chief TD of the EBU (English Bridge Union).
Sept. 2, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Dèjá vu maybe. Denmark won the 1992 European Football Championship in Sweden. The team did not qualify for the finals but replaced Yugoslavia after the breakup and warfare in that country.

Originally, Yugoslavia qualified for the final stage, but due to the Yugoslav wars, the team was disqualified and their qualifying group's runner-up, Denmark, took part in the championship.
Sept. 2, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Fisher and Schwartz withdrew from the Israel open team long time ago ('otherwise engaged' Fisher said in an interview on NewInBridge), so that issue is moot. A different issue is if Israel deserve to be at the BB at all, because they qualified with that pair on the team.

With only 27 days go go, it's not likely that anything will be changed regarding Chennai. We can't expect to have a conviction or acquittal before that.
Sept. 1, 2015
Roland Wald edited this comment Sept. 1, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Which country has no criminals?
Sept. 1, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Quite right, Timo. We are interested in catching the cheats, no matter where they are from. Criminals exist in all countries.
Sept. 1, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Per-Ola Cullin's interpretation makes an impression, as he, apart from being a world class bridge player, is a High Court judge in Stockholm, Sweden. “From 2009 to present” it reads on his Facebook profile.
Sept. 1, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
It's not a joke. He's hiding somewhere in Sørlandet, one of Norway's five provinces. By the look of it, he was advised to do that by the local police.
Sept. 1, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Sigurbjörn, I'm sure everyone will grant them the right to defend themselves.
Aug. 31, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Yes, but they play a Multi 2. I didn't write 2, I wrote “weak two”.

http://livebridge.net/bbo/wbf/cc/12474-17988.pdf
Aug. 30, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Even a six-card suit is unlikely. He didn't open a weak two, and he must have some values for his 3H bid. Consequently, he must have support for at least one of partner's minors. Fisher simply took his eye off the ball here when he passed.

If anything, this is a good example of NOT knowing about club length.
Aug. 30, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I was hoping that we could keep nationalities out of this and focus on the ball. We did keep geography out for a long time, but then Espen Forberg proved that it was a naive hope after all.
Aug. 30, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
I also agree with Wayne. So far there is nothing compelling. Let's see what Boye can present in the days or weeks to come.

Furthermore, the timing was all wrong. Present the ‘evidence’ first, then let people judge. As it was, it started with something to the effect of “I have a strong case, but you won't get the evidence yet.”

It should have been the other way round. Then we would also have avoided more than 1,000 premature comments in various threads.
Aug. 29, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
… unless India is involved. The BCCI (The Board Of Control For Cricket In India) dislikes the DRS system.
Aug. 25, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Dear Henry
Thanks for your 13 years as a vugraph commentator on BBO. It was a pleasure to be by your side for such a long time, and you will be sorely missed. RIP.
June 9, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Maybe they were, but maybe they were otherwise engaged. Only Lotan can answer that question.
May 12, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Lotan, what strikes me as odd is that in the interview with Jan van Cleeff you say that you always dreamed of playing for Israel in the BB. But now that you got the opportunity, you declined. I sincerely hope that you get more chances, but it's not a certainty.
May 12, 2015
You are ignoring the author of this comment. Click to temporarily show the comment.
Additionally, Europe appreciates the early starting times. The first two, possibly even three, sessions each day are convenient for Europeans. Not only is this good for many spectators, but certainly also for a few potential commentators.
April 13, 2015
.

Bottom Home Top