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Bridge laws are always wrong, that's why they always has to be changed…
But when a player knows so much about the laws that she can
use obscure regulations and TD's lack of understanding in her favour repeatedly then what?
Good luck to you Richard , your optimism when it comes to
making any changes in UK L&E.
They don't understand their laws and their lack of general Bridge understanding are amazing.
But they are in someway excused for their lack of understanding, after all they
got players representing their country, telling them that the hand above should be evaluated as 7 tricks
Jan. 5, 2017
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Couldn't agree more Tony….
Jan. 5, 2017
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I love your work Kit, but as said before one match was
more than enough. The rest is just to make the proofs
extremely solid, thank you for bothering doing that!
Nov. 5, 2015
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Jola I have no clue of who you are, but I believe I have
played more hands against b and z than you.
I haven't noticed any wrongdoing from them, but I was the
same novice against F-S , F-N and P-S as well.
the proof is clear, but if you are a half blind 80+ bridge
novice you are in no guilt.
Otherwise you are just as wrong as they are!
Nov. 5, 2015
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It's absolutely clear to me that you have no regrets
of your previous posting in the B/Z case.
People here call that class , IMO that is rather far from.

And realy what's your loss in this matter?
Nov. 3, 2015
Thor Erik Hoftaniska edited this comment Nov. 3, 2015
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They will get a shot in the EC next summer Jola,
they choosed to close their eyes and minds,
and took Norways place in Chennai.
What is worse in your opinion?
Nov. 3, 2015
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Kit , to my knowledge you was not aware of the Gap
theory the 25/26 of September. We have discussed this
subject more than once. And my statement was then and
my opinion is still, that if those evidence wasn't enough
Bridge as a game is to easy to destroy!
And Jola, when you pretend you are giving an apology,
could you instead of still protecting B/Z, try to give them
some characters as human beings?
After the first sample of proofs, why didn't they come out
with a statement were they admitted their cheating history?
No they didn't, so they are blatant con men , so maybe
you should try to evaluate your “friends ” better in the future?

Nov. 3, 2015
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Occo , the info WBF and PBU got in hands the 25.09 was
more than conclusive. That Kit need the proof to be in the
probability of 1 to a billion, doesn't change the fact that the
first two files with the Gaps was more than conclusive for
any Bridgeplayer.
Nov. 3, 2015
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The evidence was overwhelming days before the start
of BB. I was in personale contact with one player and
neither was he or anyone of the others involved in any doubt.
If they state something else , they will be lying.
I'm willing to agree on idiots instead, but it's one or the other.
Nov. 3, 2015
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To be competitive is necessary if you want to
Winn big events in any sport!

IMO Kryzstof Martens is a role model in Bridge,
his partner on this given hand I don't expect will ever be one.

The facts are clear, the Zimmerman team have achieved
tremendous results with the cheating pair F-N on their team,
and therfore they should be more than careful in which way
they want to earn their points going forward!
So I will advise PZ-FM to change their attitude, because
Bridge need role models and even though the Zimmerman team
Have 3 great ambassadors on their team, it's not enough!

Winning is great,
To Winn at all costs is wrong!
Oct. 26, 2015
Thor Erik Hoftaniska edited this comment Oct. 27, 2015
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Would declearer be facing the same ruling if he
Had the queen of Diamonds in hand?
If not the ruling is 100% wrong sine the late entry on
the 9 of diamonds is as certain as if he had the queen.
Let's say the playing cards were named with numeric
values instead . Eg. Instead of Jack it was 11,would we then after
accepting the claim, put the cards into the board, then discuss the
3-0 split in clubs and claim -1?
Oct. 24, 2015
Thor Erik Hoftaniska edited this comment Oct. 25, 2015
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Roland,
Obv we need TD's when something happens at the table
that is irregular, but if the culture is that because of some
technicalities who has brought no harm to you, and Therfore
You want to change the score to your advantage.
And the obsession in the hunt for those points are larger
than the love of the game. Then the culture or attitude is
wrong!

And please tell me on what basis you can state that the Bridge laws
are fine?
They are constantly rewiewed because they are fare from
flawless.
Oct. 24, 2015
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Danny this is not about the rule book, this is about how
do we want the game to be.
And unfortunately there is to many out there looking for
points by the help of TD instead of just playing Bridge!
And the only thing that's certain is that the Bridge laws
are wrong and therfore always will be rewiewed.
Oct. 24, 2015
Thor Erik Hoftaniska edited this comment Oct. 24, 2015
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There is excellent communicatios between the hands.
The Club blockage is not relevant let's say the club was
Akq versus jxxxxx , with the same diamond position and someone
Claimed those 14 tricks without stating the line of play, would anyone call for director?
And if someone did , shouldn't they rather be given
some kind of penalty instead of gaining that kind of imps?
Oct. 24, 2015
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ARF please don't be that humble in the future,
we all know the score!
Please stand up publicly, it's just heartbreaking
that you didn't make the final.

Oct. 20, 2015
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Kit,
Thank you for responding.
Thomas Charlsen and I had the honour of representing
Norway in the EC 2014.
We also faced the rather rare combination to
face F-S, F-N and P-S during the tournament.
The only thing that is realy shocking when I think back
on that experience is that we won all three matches, and
that makes me proud even it was rather narrow wins!
Try to figure the odds yourself.
Against Poland a few matches before the end we were
in a great position, Boye and E was facing B/Z , Poland was
not in a good position, they played great (we didn't) and
we lost close to maximum. I'm telling this because I want
to be open with the fact that I'm furious and therfore biased
by history.
However I will state as a fact that if the Bridge Cheats only
will be found guilty when you are completely satisfied with the
evidence , then it will be very hard in the future to get anyone
convicted. If all the “indications” in the B-Z case is not enough,
then to prove someone are cheats will be a to tall order.
And that is Wrong!
Oct. 19, 2015
Thor Erik Hoftaniska edited this comment Oct. 19, 2015
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Jessica why do you avoid to answer Thomas Berg?
Oct. 19, 2015
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Roy ,
You have through your effort at the press conferencents in
Chennai and with your latest statements here, showed real
commitment from your end!
Thank you!
Oct. 19, 2015
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Jessica they knew more than enough, to make
the right decision.
Their choice was utterly selfish !
Oct. 19, 2015
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Tomasz Radko as I have told you more than
Once, I was directly in contact with a player on the
Polish team , and I also informed a person with direct
access to the PBU president. That the evidence in the
case against B and Z was overwhelming.
I was Obv biased in the case because if they withdraw
Norway with myself on the team could have been
given the opportunity to participate in BB.
However none of the polish I was in contact with showed
any doubt that B/Z was cheats
I was rather given information that it has been rumours
about them in Poland since the 1980's.
So the result the “clean” Polish team achieved in Chennai
Is in IMO sullied!

And to Kit Woolsey if the gap between the bids are not
conclusive enough, or you belive that inteligent cheats
Never give any false negatives ,you underestimate their
Skills.
Oct. 19, 2015
Thor Erik Hoftaniska edited this comment Oct. 19, 2015
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