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You say he made a mistake, but you have no way to counter. It seems to me that it is a good bid then.

I don't really see what complaint is. You have the option of penalizing the bid when it is really wrong and otherwise you are not really harmed and they may get off to the wrong lead.
Dec. 4, 2016
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Dec. 4, 2016
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Doesn't the board always meet at the beginning of the NABC? I would be much more offended if they voted for the first time to hold the board meeting at the beginning of the nabc when it was in Hawaii. As is, seems inconvenient to make them find another time to meet when many of them will be attending (I'd guess anyway?) the NABC anyway.
Nov. 25, 2016
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i think in the semifinals of the senior trials, the declarer at the other table is probably going to be fairly competent
Oct. 2, 2016
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Why not have it be “double blind”? NS enters the contract and score and so does EW and if it doesn't agree then you have to try again. Kit's ideas all sound good to me, but feels easier for someone to verify an incorrect score than for two people to independently enter the same wrong score.
Sept. 25, 2016
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This sort of thing is pretty common in the world of finance I think for this reason
Aug. 21, 2016
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Nothing fancy, 3 now is invitational if you think this hand is invitational
Aug. 6, 2016
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To the sizable minority who do not (males anyway), wash your hands after using the bathrooms!
Aug. 1, 2016
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I agree this sounds sketchy and it wouldn't surprise me to hear the ACBL is handling it poorly. Some of you feigning disgust seem WAY too enthusiastic about the potential downfall of (and the opportunity to publicly shame) the players involved though.
July 31, 2016
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The hope was that people would infer that 3H would be invitational, but maybe I should have specified
July 7, 2016
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Abstain: I live in the city and my carr is mass-trans/taxi, but I do have a license
July 3, 2016
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“BBO can offer black points”
I thought BBO points were colorless.

If all it takes for people to stop going to clubs is that BBO offers colorless masterpoints for robot games, then maybe the clubs are doing something wrong?

Personally I play both with the robots and in the club and for totally different reasons (although I rarely play ACBL games online these days). I would be 100% in favor of online regionals and it wouldn't decrease the number of live regionals I would go to! (recently some of the local bridge clubs did offer the opportunity to play a regional side game online and earn red points, so I think we are moving in that direction).
June 28, 2016
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The one time I had an issue like this at honors they took care of it promptly and efficiently
May 15, 2016
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When you start your own successful youth bridge program in a more “deserving” community I'm sure Steve will be happy to write another article and plenty of people will be happy to support it. In the meantime, we have to work with what we have.
May 3, 2016
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I suppose it depends on how much you value your time. This seems like a higher cost alternative to me when you factor in the time and hassle of commuting each day (plus presumably some cost).
April 28, 2016
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What sort of “traffic offense” results in prison? Unless that's a euphemism for drunk driving, a hit and run ect
April 14, 2016
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Are random pairs at the club really getting damaged by this? I feel a lot of club pairs are not going to notice this unless it is super obvious and even if they do, not necessarily draw the inference the coffee “houser” (is that a word?) is going for anyway?
March 31, 2016
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No post on Lavazza Vanderbilt win, but already a post congratulating Schwartz on Swiss win? Given recent events, should we infer anything from this . . .
March 20, 2016
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Nice hands. I was declarer on both these hands and alas on the first one they led the 10 of clubs and on the second one south discarded a club on the second diamond without much thought.
March 13, 2016
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Not that it is necessarily inconsistent with what you are saying, Barry, but aren't you the author of some of the more esoteric Bridge World articles on exotic squeezes ect.?
Feb. 19, 2016
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