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Gwynn Davis
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Sept. 1, 2015
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July 15
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about me

I am an experienced tournament player, living in Cardiff, Wales, UK. I am aged 68 (in 2016). Prior to retirement I was Professor of Socio-legal Studies in the Law School, University of Bristol. I am currently a Welsh bridge selector. 

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Director?
Will E/W call the director next time an opponent takes an ultra aggressive action against them and goes for 1100? Probably not. North seems to be a bit of a gambler. That is allowed. As for E/W expectations, my expectations as West, were I to pass with that ...
Master Points news from Scotland
It used to be possible not to submit masterpoints - a minor act of nonconformity. These days, like it or not, the system has us in its grip. Attempting to escape from it is as futile as trying to leave Facebook.
The price of headaches is, he said...
The main - or fundamental - reason we wish to ban drugs from sports (or games) is that we cling to an ideal that talent x dedication determines outcome. That is a relationship that is worth fighting for, however hard it is to sustain in practice. Of course there are many other ...
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
I suppose we might agree that bridge isn't 'great'if a great game has to be accessible (an odd criterion for greatness). Still, it's worth thinking around the point that the version of bridge played by most players in clubs barely scratches the game's potential (and arguably ...
Lanzarotti Readmitted to ACBL
I gave these two Bulletin hands to my partner (a reasonable, but hardly world class player) as an opening lead problem. She found the Buratti lead in both instances. Looks like I'm being cheated in my own living room.
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
A new - and valid - observation at this point in the thread. Impressive!
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
As a mid ranking tournament player, living in the UK, I have contemplated a trip to one of the American Nationals. This thread brings home to me the disadvantage that I would be under. I accept the gulf in skill between me and the top American professionals - that can be ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
Some contributors to this thread appear uninterested in context, or in nuance. Plagiarism in an academic context has to be stamped on - hard. Journalists should also acknowledge their 'borrowings' but often don't - for stylistic reasons, for reasons of haste - and, much less often, to lay claim to ideas that ...
Accusation of Plagiarism against Mark Horton
It's different in that it's not about bridge. And copying hack work from Wikipedia to provide an intro to a bridge article is not plagiarism, no matter how vehement Michael Clark's assertions. Plagiarism is annoying at the very least, and can be very upsetting, as I know ...
Long Hesitation
OK, but how does this work in practice? Some players (whom we'll refer to as a composite Player A) will feel constrained by the UI, so they will Pass. Others (a composite Player B) will say - to hell with it, I'm going to bid what I was always ...
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