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John Gillespie
John Gillespie
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April 30, 2013
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Canada

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ggwhiz
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Emerald Life Master
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First Official Collusive Cheating Case in Turkey!
I became aware of a rule in the ACBL many years ago that you could bar 1 kibitzer without cause. Not sure if that's still the case.
Ivey (Appellant) v Genting Casinos (UK) Ltd t/a Crockfords (Respondents)
A friend of mine bid to 7 on a complex power precision auction in the Blue Ribbons, got doubled and went down playing for a trump coup. The doubler (who had nothing) said that no one else is having that auction so I just risked turning a zero into ...
After a Quantitative 4NT Raise
If you see my comment below, we do both
After a Quantitative 4NT Raise
We usually accept by showing aces then both bid 4-card suits up the line (sort of a delayed Baron) through to 6nt if no fit is found. If we are off 2 bullets 5nt is to play. A hand that is accepting can jump to 6 of a 5-card suit ...
Toronto NABC Entry Fees in Martian Currency?
And all the Canadian retailers would pass on the appropriate price changes to the consumer since they are so honest Eh!
ACBL Bulletin Ruling the Game column - adjusted score or not?
I agree with the bad decision that works part with no tempo issues but in the (not unlikely) case that the 3 bid was made reluctantly or with a grimace that's where UI comes back (or should) into play? It's what I would look for as the ...
The Best Convention Ever
When I started I had a regular twice a month Friday game with a partner where we played nothing, and I mean NOTHING. Not only fun but taught me how to skate on thin ice.
The Best Convention Ever
Maybe Ken is in the 1% that play them properly although I have no idea how you do that.
Passout-seat double by opening preemptor
Misclick? I opened 3 but meant 2.
The Best Convention Ever
RKC in bidding was just starting to appear when I began but often played so badly that a couple of former friends bid to 7nt against me in a rubber game off all 4 Kings. All 4 were onside. It was worth a lot once we mastered it and a ...
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