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David Cole
David Cole
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Jan. 15, 2011
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about me

Still an Englishman although I have lived in Germany for 30 years ...

Play less than I would like to.


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A ruling conundrum
It is also an issue what was Wests normal tempo. If he is inexperienced, he may think after every jump bid. Also East bid may have well been normal for his skill level. I would be inclined to let the result stand.
Technique or psychology?
It is difficult as I know the hand. I think a will be returned most of the time, so I would run the lead to the jack and play for either Q coming down in 2 or hook.
Coughing Doctors saved by Cologne
The DBV have appealed.
Third-Level Reasoning?
With KJ of diamonds on the table, if West continued spades, he would expect declarer to play safe and finesse him for the Q. So he gave me a losing option. I play West for the Q
Cologne court judges the prosecution of Wladow-Elinescu vs. Deutscher Bridge Verband.
Please do not blame the DBV laywer. Courts around the world make ridiculous rulings - although this one surprised me as well. The DBV has 4 weeks to decided whether to appeal. If anyone is to blame, it is players like Nedju and myself who felt we were being robbed, but ...
Coughing Doctors
As the DBV has an effective monopoly on competitive bridge in Germany, we must comply to legal restrictions that would not apply if there were alternatives. This is seriously bad news - also financially for the DBV which is not rich.
Slam bid problem
You need King und Queen onside, plus reasonable breaks in the minors. I think sensible is an overbid
In the Well: Jeff Meckstroth
Hi Jeff, When I played against the German doctors, they always seemed to get the tricky decisions right, and I could not understand how. Without screens, they had eye-contact which explained a lot. I thought something was not fair and felt robbed, but I did not know. My question: Did ...
Bid after partner's break in tempo
If the player bid in his usual tempo, it is irrelevant whether this is 2 or 20 seconds. There is no BIT.
Balicki-Zmudzinski May Play Freely in EBL!
I hope that the standard will be in future. You must play in such a way it is clear to all that you are not cheating. The top players have a responsibility as role models - and if the spacing in the bidding boxes is uneven, it is normal to correct ...

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