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No forcing pass when N is coming from pass, despite the redouble. But yes, South with a normal opener and solid 6 card suit must bid. XX by N is also weird with 5 card suit, I think he is one of those who plays 1 over X shows less than what he has. But the blame goes 100 % to South for the score.
Oct. 3
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@ Pierluigi Sessolo: These are old biographies. After Avon's book a very short one word biography is available to describe them. And that new title they gain after Avon's book, everything else written about what they made has a strike through on them.

Sorry Pal! Now you can continue to write more stuff to distract the subject as much as you want, but for most of us the case is already closed and they have a one word biography!
Sept. 25
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@and Timo, what does it tell you about those hundreds of player?

It tells me that they have the same or worse standard than those cheaters if they believe they are innocent!
Sept. 23
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AFAIK there are hundreds of players in Italy convinced that Fantoni-Nunes are not guilty

That tells me more about those hundreds of players than it says about Fantoni-Nunes.
Sept. 22
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I wish I could give more than 1 like to this article by Marion.

#saynotocheats
Sept. 22
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But most of all, what is the use of this crusade after 30-40 years? Make America great again?

America was always great at bridge and still is. Their victories are much more than Italians overall including the victories of Italy with known and caught cheaters (race-cars, Fantunes, Foot steppers etc..) and even when USA teams carried a sponsor pair or player, and still does, for a while now, as oppose to 3 best pairs of other top countries.

You can keep your head under the sand and whine and cry “I do not wanna hear, I do not wanna hear..” and keep on embarrassing yourself as much as you want. Author of this article, Avon, is not even American AFAIK, in fact most people around the globe who believes BT cheated their @$$ off are not Americans either.

I am sure it is also coincidence for you and who think alike that the performance of some “GODLIKE” pairs and players, most of which are from known countries, suffering badly after Boye Brogeland and his fight against cheaters, which forced WBF, EBL, ACBL to do something about it and which is massively supported by most of us fans and players of this game.

Yes there is a crusade but it is not against the BT or this country or that country. It is against cheaters. Some of those reactions may be over the line and not called for, I admit, but the one Avon wrote about BT is not one of them, not even close IMO.
Sept. 21
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2= I have 4 card and 13 cards without invitational values.
Sept. 20
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1 NT and 4 over 2
1 NT and 3 over 2
Sept. 18
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:)
Sept. 16
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Sorry Avon, my bad, deleted.
Sept. 16
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Deleted, irrelevant.
Sept. 16
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç edited this comment Sept. 16
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LOL
Sept. 15
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WOW!
Sept. 15
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Am I the only one that thinks passing over 2♦ and then bidding 3♥ over 3♦ should be natural?

I hope you are the only one…

One of them opened strong 1 NT and other one showed 5+ suit followed by a game force bid, and you want to spare this bid for a hand that you will hold hearts, wait for that hand, and when/if ever comes you actually want to stick your nose into this auction?
Sept. 15
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:)
Sept. 14
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Ok thank you, then I think i would

P1- Pass intending to DBL 2 later (catching pd with 5 spades can be a jackpot) 3 is reasonable too, but it does not really bring us huge score unless we bid and make 5. It may go all pass pd holding 5-6 spades, which is my main goal to find if any.

P2 & P3 - I don't mind 3 bid but I would have passed it out over 4 at imps. Perhaps I would consider a DBL at MP if pd was on lead but doubling opponents in a partscore when they are in a GF auction would not have occured to me. I know it is not penalty but i already know pd is broke and i also know he is VERY likely to hold 5 card suit according to the opponent bids, he is no longer likely to hold 5 spades or 4-5 clubs IMO.
Sept. 14
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From the OP and replies I think everyone is convinced, including the OP, that the scoring method does not affect our decision(s) in this auction.
Sept. 14
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Michael, now I understand, my bad. I was simply referring to the line declarer actually took (ride the T) and I thought John L was assuming he could still make the A at the end with that line and was replying to him that he could not. I should have said “He can not score A once he ducked the T” which I thought was clear.
Sept. 14
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç edited this comment Sept. 14
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Why can't declarer play ♦ QUEEN on the ten?

He can and he should have IMO. But playing T and letting it ride fails in both hand type Gonzalo expected and the one they actually held. What I meant was he should either not pitch all spades or not have ducked the T.
Sept. 14
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Why do you not win the diamond Ace at the end?

On the hand they actually held he can not score A because W has

AQ and J9874, he discards a when 1st played, follows a when T is played and discards remaining 3 on 3 and waits with AQ of .

On the hand that he thought they held, W can of course and should duck the T for the same result. I think Gonzalo was daydreaming when he pitched all the spades and actually ducked the T.
Sept. 13
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