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Alan Taylor
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April 25, 2015
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20 years NZ championships Bulletin editor, 10 years Australian NOT editor  . 2 PABC bulletin editorial stints, NZ Open trialist (horribly inconsequential) 2 NZ Seniors titles. Habitual psycher, habitual over-bidder, eternal optimist at the table, eternally disappointed

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A Cheater's Best Friend? Secrecy, Or?
"court of public opinion" wow what a good tribunal - see ML and MP for the most amazing "I know him, he's a wonderful sportsman" comments which ignore what had happened.
Leveling the playing field for newer players?
For many years, with a variety of partners, including casual games, I have used the method of defending a big club by playing a slightly modified version of whatever defence to 1NT we have agreed. So if playing simple Landy - 1NT 2C shows both majors - a double of a P ...
What is the meaning of demonstrably?
yes, db, I did mean you.. delighted by your second clause. not so delighted by your second sentence - why can't words mean what they say rather than what people (mistakenly) think they say
What is the meaning of demonstrably?
is there anyone left in the world (except me) who understands the difference between "disinterest" and "uninterest". I await DB's response with bated whatever it is
Lanzarotti Readmitted and the ACBL?
DM:gist or grist?
Master Classes: Bridge
Why? Because they're women or because they have something to add? If the latter, why does gender matter? If the former, why does content matter?
Master Classes: Bridge
If "The Roswell Files" is indicative then NO WAY. Undoubtedly the last book I would recommend to anyone
New ACBL Convention Charts But Old Alert Chart
Dear god, why can't people make up their own mind what an opening bid ids?
Is this a weak two bid?
I voted "automatic" because my own choice was not offered - "automatic unless I had died between taking my cards from the board and dealer passing." '
Experts playing against newcomers and director calls
If you are a newby in a Baseball (cricket, rugby, soccer, gridiron, chess, .....(add any game you like))and the ref( umpire, judge, arbitrator ...add any regulating authority you like) rules against you, do you go home or do you you learn something about the rules of the game. What ...
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