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Andy Bowles
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Jan. 17, 2011
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Playing conditions in Montecatini
I hope I'm not sounding unduly supportive of the EBL, but for costing I don't think it's reasonable to compare a European Championship to an NABC. An NABC provides parallel events for a full range of abilities, and attracts tens of thousands of players. A European has ...
The Worst Convention Ever
David, can you tell us your preferred continuations after a game-forcing 1M-2NT? Maybe we'll be able to find a way to adapt it to include invitational raises, without getting close to ridiculousness.
What is "Standard" UDCA?
In case it helps, there was no standard in 2004 either: [link]https://groups.google.com/forum/#earchin/rec.games.bridge/Second$20round$20carding$20when$20playing$20upside-down$20count%7Csort:relevance/rec.games.bridge/hh-zOedRfw4/pkbN_lyjDmoJ[link]
Playing conditions in Montecatini
We took the shuttle. It worked very well.
Playing conditions in Montecatini
I agree that the schedule was good, at least for the Pairs. 3x16 is much better than the EBL's standard 5x10 format. I suspect, though, that this change was a result of the change of venue, because of the need to allow for travel to and from the venue.
Montecatini
I'm sure that there were fewer players in the consolation events than there could have been. There would have been no need to leave Montecatini though, as Florence, Pisa, Lucca and Pistoia were all within easy reach.
Playing conditions in Montecatini
Because the local bridge organisation is either funding the event directly, or finding sponsors to fund the event.
Playing conditions in Montecatini
"Why do players continue to stand for it?" Well, I stood for it because I like Italy and Montecatini is close to a number of places I wanted to visit. That tipped the scale in favour of going. I didn't go to Tromso because I'm less interested in ...
Playing conditions in Montecatini
I mostly agree with David, but I thought that the food provision was quite efficient given the circumstances. The queues moved pretty quickly, and I don't think I ever waited longer than five minutes. I'd call the food "mediocre" rather than "terrible". Having said that, most days we ...
The Worst Convention Ever
Polish leads doesn't involve MUD. They play middle-down from xxx, and low-up from xx or xxxx.
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