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the bridge museum in The Netherlands is a good resource
http://www.bridgemuseum.nl/apex/f?p=104:1:0::NO::AI_LANGUAGE:en
this is the link for the boards
http://www.bridgemuseum.nl/apex/f?p=BM:20:29630731427049::::P20_CATEGORIE_ID:6

they appear to have 66 different types in their catalogue
Jan. 12
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Ian Grant - it is not the “US that gets to pick 2 teams”.
As many readers here know, each zone chooses a method.
Jan. 11
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I played at a club in Milan, each round consist of just one board. I understood that a typical dupe was about 16-18 boards, in about 3 hours.
Dec. 30, 2017
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Steve: I agree that selective use creates UI sometimes. But we are all surely in agreement that it is much easier to determine how long a player waits when the card is being used, as opposed to not being used. So why not have the facility?
Dec. 19, 2017
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How about putting little sand timers on the table. It will be like the opening credits of “The Days of our Lives”.
Dec. 19, 2017
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Brad, in the world of Barbu, specifically online barbu (a game played by several bridge players, one game is four players playing 28 boards, each declaring 7 contracts) there is bidding involved. Since people play many games, over the years, I have the facility to get them to play the same game again, and it is fun to see how their views change over the years. Of course, in Bridge, this isn't allowed, and it is harder to organise anyway. But I wonder if it would be fun to have a “deja vu” bridge event. Perhaps it is something that's coming up soon. if anyone is interested in Online Barbu see www.barbu.co.uk
Dec. 15, 2017
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Speaking from personal experience (when I have made the wrong opening bid, or seen another do this) it is because they are either looking at 12 cards, arithmetic error in counting points, or having 5 suits). The last one matches your suggestion Paul.
Dec. 14, 2017
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Max: I'd like to know if North could bid something (natural or artificial) to suggest playing in clubs, without going past 3NT. I note that it is matchpoints (you stated that in the poll).
thanks
Dec. 14, 2017
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The last part of 68c says: “The player making the claim or concession faces his hand.”

I wonder if the bridgemates should show the whole deal (so long as the players complete the *round* in time). It could be a bonus incentive. Also, if they look at the deal in horror, and say: that's not my hand, then why not get the matter brought to the attention of the TD staff ASAP.

BTW I really do mean round, not board.
Dec. 6, 2017
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People who voted for the third option: are you aware that those aren't the rules of bridge?
Dec. 2, 2017
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The OP needs to add as a note, for the middle option, something along the lines that the TD will examine the board, and rule based on the MI. The middle option, as it is, in the poll, is not the end of the story.
Dec. 1, 2017
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Correct me if I am wrong, but some people have not understood that he OP wants NORTH to change their bid
We are told the auction is
Dealer N. The bidding:
P-(1♦)-2♥-(2♠);
P-(P)- P.
So the last member of the non offending side is SOUTH.
Since (as Ed says above) the rules allow last member to change, then ONLY south is allowed to change the call.
Dec. 1, 2017
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If you are using a bridgemate, it does log the time that the result was input. In the past I have obtained a log file and looked at it. It is really easy to interpret, and unless an internal clock on the PC is set incorrectly, then it is trivial to prove which table was slow to complete a round and enter a result.
Nov. 29, 2017
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Since I have spent a year researching the lives of Stern, Chamberlain and Lengyel, with the help of their families, and the archivist in Hungary, I think I can speak with some authority on the matter. Richard is right. In his youth he was just out of the top team that represented Hungary in the pre WW2 era (that team seemed to take it in turns with Austria to win all major events). He did well winning national events in Hungary, Australia, Indonesia, The Netherlands, and events on the European circuit. At one time he was a professional rubber bridge player with a considerably high success rate.
Part 1 of my five-part feature is here:
http://www.mrbridge.co.uk/library/177/177.pdf
Nov. 28, 2017
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As an aside: One unusual advantage of wanting two winners (N/S and E/W) is that you can choose to seat in the East West pool all pairs who have never won a duplicate. One pair will obviously win for their first time.
Nov. 17, 2017
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there is another solution: every time you play them, cough non-stop. Loud.
Nov. 16, 2017
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Can somebody explain please, what is the role of the EBL in all of this? What I mean is, might it be that the EBL can achieve something, and therefore, have the same result on preventing them from playing?
Nov. 16, 2017
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Jan, Yu: the WBF / EBL print the unique id on the badge. That would help, wouldn't it? Obviously only for WBF and EBL type events.
Nov. 15, 2017
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Yu: might ACBL allow use of tablets?
Nov. 15, 2017
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