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Barry Plotkin
Barry Plotkin
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Oct. 2, 2013
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Polish Pair found guilty-but no penalty
There should be no statute of limitations on cheating. Poland should be barred from international competition as long as these cheaters remain unpunished.
Free to a Good Home
How much would shipping be to 85207?
The Worst Convention Ever
Bridge for 4 year olds
Jude Goodwin's Teach Me To Play comes to mind.
You be the director!
The response was that they were playing "normal responses". 2D OSTENSIBLY showed a diamond suit sort of "screw you, partner". East is supposed to respond 2C so West can describe their hand (pass w clubs, bid 2D with diamonds, bid 2H with majors).
You be the director!
West took gross advantage of UI (the failure to alert). I would have rolled this back to 2D by East AND hit E/W with a procedural penalty (half a board) for use of UI. Players of this level SHOULD know better.
Your call--ethical bidding problem
I've begged partner to use 1NT Beta. For some reason he doesn't like it.
Your call--ethical bidding problem
The redouble was alerted, and my partner answered "no first or second round control." when asked.
Your call--ethical bidding problem
I know. Part of the reason I posted this is that I gave the hand to a number of people locally and I was SHOCKED at the number (about a third) who took action. If I'd taken even one minute to think about it I never would have done ...
Your call--ethical bidding problem
It was more like I was looking for confirmation of the fact that I screwed up, and I knew I screwed up almost as soon as the hand ended. I bid 5H over 4H. Partner then bid 5S, and THAT I passed. So it didn't affect the score, but ...

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