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David Thompson
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Member Since
March 20, 2011
Last Seen
Nov. 19
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

National Youth Coordinator with the Australian Bridge Federation. Occasional BBO commentator. Please note that any comments, views and opinions expressed in my posts here are my own and do not necessarily represent the views of the various organisations with which I'm associated be that by way of employment, membership, office holder or volunteer.


Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Beating Ish Del'Monte and my older brother in the final of the National Youth Teams in 1993.
Bridge Accomplishments
Won the 1993 Far East Youth Teams
Regular Bridge Partners
Jamie Thompson
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Should I have been harsher?
I agree with Gary.
Phil Ivey loses his appeal
I think it may have been posted somewhere in the original thread, but the character that I love in this saga is Kelly Sun, "The Queen of Sorts" who gets a bit more coverage in this ESPN podcast:
How would you have acted?
Kit is on the money as usual. I have never seen screens regs which proscribe calls which are not allowed to be alerted and I’ve never heard of anyone getting an adjusted score against them for alerting a call which arguably should not have bern alerted playing with screens.
How would you have acted?
Niels, does Denmark have separate regulations for play with screens?
How would you have acted?
In pretty much every jurisdiction I've ever played in, the alerting rules for with and without screens are always different. Virtually everywhere, the golden rule with screens is that if there any possibility that your opponent may not know the meaning of one of your side's calls - you ...
How would you have acted?
Playing with the screens the double of 2 being penalties should always be alerted.
Top Bridge Pros' Tax Woes Continue
Be careful googling Odd Nerdrum. Quite a lot of NSFW images will appear.
Top Bridge Pros' Tax Woes Continue
In Australia the contractor vs employee situation is quite an important one as it triggers a range of responsibilities for an employer around workers compensation insurance, superannuation (retirement savings), leave entitlements, unfair dismissal protection, withholding tax obligations, etc. The test in Australia is quite airy-fairy and includes a shopping list ...
Top Bridge Pros' Tax Woes Continue
It seems that being a resident of Monaco for WBF purposes doesn't necessarily make you a resident of Monaco for tax purposes and most certainly doesn't cease one's tax residency of Norway which looks like quite a difficult thing to do for a long-term tax resident of ...
Top Bridge Pros' Tax Woes Continue
Nedju, there are plenty of countries where the withholding of tax and disclosure of income rests entirely with the employer.

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