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Imagine Richard hires me, Gene and Ray Yuenger :P

What are the odds of this team finishing the event without ending up in jail? Ha ha
6 hours ago
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In tablets, one is saved from such human frailties, which are an integral part of the game of bridge.

Sorry but I have to call this nonsense. Lead out of turn and revokes can easily be made at electronic game if you set it this way. Problem solved! NEXT?
12 hours ago
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Everyone seems to take the sentence Boye said in the context visible to them in this forum. Everyone seems to forget that the words coming out of someone has also meanings related to their way of facial expression, mimics, gestures. Also If Boye said this to me… kind of comments starts with a big IF. He did not say it to you. He said it to Les. He probably would not say this to someone he is not close with. Why can't we, particularly after everything Les explained, accept it as some humorous way of communication between 2 friends? Only person who knows what he meant, only person who saw 1st hand how Boye said it (regarding the mimics, facial expression etc..) is Les.

Give the guy some credit instead of thinking Les is someone who loves and enjoys being threatened and Boye is someone who loves bullying people.
17 hours ago
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sadly, i cant, because they never revealed the way they were cheating and didn't expose the other cheaters.

They probably revealed the way, but not to public. Regarding the Exposing other cheaters…Just because he thinks someone is cheating does not necessarily mean that person is cheating/cheater. He needs proof to expose them. He either does not have enough proof or he does but he does not expose them for other reasons. You are assuming the latter.
Aug. 17
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They did what they did. And they confessed it, admitted it. They apologized for it. They did not appeal or give any headache to any bridge organisation about their verdict/punishment.

Do all these makes it OK what they did? Of course not! But to me they are not the same with others who still pretend like %99 of bridge world is wrong and they did nothing wrong, no sign of remorse, and getting back what they had by the help of courts that are strangers to this game.

If a man is coming here and writing, in order to be in communication with bridge public, I do not expect anyone to give him a huge warm hug or something, I do not expect people to forget what they did, but other than that I do not think we all have free pass to insult an individual (not saying anyone did, not yet at least) about something that he already paid and still paying and probably will keep on paying for the rest of his life.
Aug. 17
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Next Step is simple = Change the tools this game is played with.

Or keep the current tools which requires to solve many many problems and this is only one of them. Each time someone writes an article about unethical or plain forbidden actions at this game, playing at the same table with cards (excluding human greed) looks like the main reason that allows all of this.

Just because some people cry about “not touching cards” everyone keeps on trying to solve the issues by fixing the “human greed” part. Trying to find methods that will discourage the humans from doing it. Instead of preventing and making it impossible at the first place. Watching TV and reading a lot of things everyday and what humans are capable of, even when the punishment they can face is death penalty, I think this attempt is futile. Particularly when it is now proved that even the worst collusive cheating has only a slap on the hand punishment.(And that is if, a BIG IF, their verdict is not lifted by CAS or some other court)
Aug. 17
Timuçin (Timo) Erkoç edited this comment Aug. 17
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Congrats team Gawrys! And Congrats to your coach Mr. Martens!

I also want to say thanks to all other teams for giving us such a show. It is always a thrill to watch world's top players and teams in a hardcore (knock-out) competition such as Spingold or Vandy. Of course also thanks to BBO for making this available to watch live for the rest of us.
Aug. 6
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@Jeff Bayone: With your logic, we should all let it go if/when we catch a cheater and he is not making huge money off of it and/or if he is cheating for nobel purposes such as giving public some fancy show as they are kibitzing.

Jeff:
You don't need to read the whole thread. Here's the gist of it:
This is the Crime of the Millennium.


Since when BW and its members are allowed to criticize only Crime of Millennium?

We are outraged that we've been duped, stolen from, injured by Horton's sins.

Since when it is appropriate to “boo” unethical behavior ONLY if we have been duped, stolen from and injured?

He is a corrupt human being who should be fired and boycotted.

If he has done what is written here for so long, damn right he is corrupt!
Aug. 3
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The alternative is to bid 3, which shows 5+ suit (I think AKQ9x qualifies very well), unbalanced hand and 23+ hcps, and that is exactly what you have, no?
Aug. 2
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Why would you choose a bid that lies both about your shape and values?
Aug. 2
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Well..You know what they say…“Don't let the door ….”

When/If you decide to come back from your break to Bridge Winners, do not expect anything to have changed regarding the reaction to cheaters and thieves and anyone with lack of ethics when we see one. Particularly when these people are not facing any consequences elsewhere and have been getting away with what they do.

Doing so is good for our blood pressure. Seeing people around, bitching and complaining about what others do/think/write when they have not been forced to click their mouse and read in a site where you can find all sorts of other bridge articles, is not good for my blood pressure! So the effect of your departure on our blood pressure is mutual.

Please come again when you fix your blood pressure! :)
Aug. 1
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:)
July 31
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Thank you fr reporting this Peg. It is a relief to hear things like this at times when we read something unethical in BW almost everyday. Regarding Boye, I supported him in his fight, I disagreed sometimes and we had heated debates, but frankly, I am not surprised at all with that story you just told us about Boye Peg. When it comes to ethics I have nothing but mad respect to him.
July 30
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I this bar (BW)!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Fulz4ytZ54
July 28
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Paul I am afraid your post will be removed due to mention of certain individual and the link below it. I am just saying… :)
July 27
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He made a mistake. Calling that mistake “heinous” or “corrupt”

Karen, we all made mistakes but would you please answer these questions?

-How many times do we repeat a mistake?
-What do we do once we recognize that we made a mistake?
-What should we call it when we attempt to cover up that mistake chain?
July 26
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Oh, really? Well that's good for him, for he needs the IBPA to shield him from all the shit thrown at him from nearly everywhere in this discussion. Let's try to find out how we can protect him and restore his honor, and return to normalcy again! - Tommy Sandsmark

Mr. Sandsmark, if we exclude the pedophilia and racist comparisons to what Mr. Horton did (which most of us agree with you on that), can you please tell me which one in the list below looks like a shit thrown at him?

-Repeated Plagiarism accusation (CHECK!)
-The evidence of repeated plagiarism.(CHECK!)
-The fact that he did not apologize or show any regret of wrong doing.(CHECK!)
- An attempted cover up (you must have been in agreement with this since you liked the comment by Tony Forrester who precisely stated this) (CHECK!)

Yet you say IBPA needs to SHIELD and PROTECT this person and restore his honor. If the duty of IBPA is to protect and shield their members who committed the actions in the list above, then you are the PERFECT individual to represent this organisation as president, and fully deserve it! But if IBPA stands for something else, then I think you should stop embarrassing yourself and the IBPA IMO!
July 26
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As you know Tommy I have huge respect for you and your opinions. Having said that, I feel you are on the wrong side here. There has been ample opportunity for Mark to explain himself, and give a full and frank apology. Instead it seems that we have witnessed an attempted cover up and apparantly not a hint of regret. It is these subsequent actions that I find equally unacceptable and I strongly feel he should not be allowed to edit future official bulletins. - Tony Forrester

This!
July 26
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I am assuming pd already denied 4 card by 2?
July 24
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Paul, who cares whether Mr. Clark has a beef with the guy or not as long as the evidence he presented is legit.

And of course you are taking side, please don't say you do not! Anyone objective would look at the evidence presented and whether that evidence is legit or made up due to past beef. It sure looks legit to me unless you show me it is not.

As a person who has no beef with both parties, I do not care what was the intention that led Mr.Clark to write this article. What matters to me is what is written and whether Mr.Clark wrote the facts or not. If what he wrote and presented are not the facts (please enlighten us if you think that is the case) then you would have a point in mentioning the past beef. Otherwise you are taking sides of course.
July 24
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