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David Patterson
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April 24, 2014
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Club policy legal?
Good points, I didn't mean to suggest that identical methods could be used bluff in bridge and poker, just an initial grounding in the fact that it was entirely legitimate to bluff- so long as no histrionics accompanied it. Though not strictly on topic, I think a lot more ...
Club policy legal?
I think that we do the game a disservice by talking about psychs as if they are some sort of sharp practice. Beginners are more or less told that this is something that should not be done to them and consequently get very annoyed when it happens. If right from ...
How to deal with a problem at the local club
If Amir had actually said that, many in this thread would have accused him of being rude, arrogant, unpleasant, smug, and insulting. He has already been accused of all those things for making a much more innocuous comment after prolonged provocation. I'll be interested to see if your suggestion ...
How to deal with a problem at the local club
Ray, I think that had I been unjustifiably attacked as often as Amir has been in this thread , I might just resort to sarcasm myself. FWIW, I didn't say that "smart Alec " was unbearably insulting, I simply said that I found it considerably more insulting than telling someone that ...
How to deal with a problem at the local club
I think using the phrase "smart alec" is an ad hominem attack considerably more insulting than pointing out that "American Standard" is actually a manufacturer of bathroom fittings. (after someone uses the phrase repeatedly in attack) I also wonder if the people who insist that someone should "try to understand ...
How to deal with a problem at the local club
If you live in a universe untainted by racism then you truly are blessed. I have no idea about the motivations at play in the scenario above. I just felt that if people were willing to accuse Mr Farsoud of being arrogant and unpleasant on absolutely no evidence, that it ...
How to deal with a problem at the local club
Understand that I'm not saying that every time someone says "Standard American" it is some sort of coded racism. I'm saying that every so often people do use that phrase as coded racism. Though I am just guessing about motivations ( like many others in this thread) the fact ...
How to deal with a problem at the local club
If you've never heard someone say (s)he isn't playing Standard American about a player who obviously wasn't a standard American of a certain traditional type, then you are truly blessed. If you think that continual repitition of the phrase American Standard to Mr Farsoud was a ...
How to deal with a problem at the local club
"People simply don't explode like that without a long term reason." Possibly not - but that doesn't mean their reason is a sane or justifiable one. For some people an opponent's long term winning streak would be enough of a reason to be nasty to someone. I hope ...
English selection for Venice Cup
I'm trying to work out how anyone, with even a passing interest in English bridge, wouldn't find it comment worthy that Brock and Brown were absent from the Venice Cup team. I'm sure there is an excellent and perfectly innocuous reason for their omission. It is only ...
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