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Lior Silberman
Lior Silberman
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Jan. 30, 2011
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15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
(Snark) The game of chess employs an ingenious device for encouraging players to plan their next move before it is their turn to make it ...
What other sport or mind game competition allows bad players to become champions by hiring good players ?
Another aspect of the problem is the lack of a good rating system for bridge. Because there is no independent measure of playing strength, proxies like masterpoints and titles are used instead, and so those who measure success by "number of titles" feel it's unfair that weaker players have ...
What other sport or mind game competition allows bad players to become champions by hiring good players ?
Maybe the people who resent the fact that weaker players on strong teams (often the sponsors) get the win even if they contributed less don't watch other team sports. The typical professional basketball team has a roster of 15 players, of which up to 13 can be active for ...
What other sport or mind game competition allows bad players to become champions by hiring good players ?
Price discrimination should obviously be [i]legal[/i] (in the usual case where all participants are free to accept or decline the transaction), but it doesn't make it [i]wise[/i] in every situation. Charging tourists more is a great idea: the tourists, being better off, might be willing ...
What other sport or mind game competition allows bad players to become champions by hiring good players ?
Yes: the fact that the players are unionized prevents players from having ownership stakes in their team. Michael Jordan had to give up his share of the team to suit up for the Wizards, for example.
In the Well: Jose Damiani
Michael: You are misattributing the source of the politics. If WBF changes play schedules for political reasons, then it isn't possible to avoid politics when discussing WBF scheduling policies. In particular, the legitimacy and widson of the proposed scheduling criterion ("the WBF will accommodate requests to not play F--N ...
In the Well: Jose Damiani
Alan: you are remembering the pattern at the [url=https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/2014-european-trials-open-discussion-thread/?cj=122095]European Teams Championships[/url], not at WBF events.
In the Well: Jose Damiani
The discussion is getting confrontational because some things need to be confronted, and abetting boycotts is one of them. Sometimes it is not possible to avoid Israel -- for example, Israel and Pakistan often both qualify for the Bermuda Bowl, which is a single-group round-robin -- and it is true that (at ...
In the Well: Jose Damiani
I was indeed trying to prove that, in order to avoid "arguments or war", the WBF manipulates the group assignments so that countries that would prefer not to play against Israel are relieved of the obligation as much as possible. (aside: would this accommodation extend to knock-out stages?). I took ...
In the Well: Jose Damiani
Mr. Damiani: Here are a few examples: 1. In the 15th World Bridge Games (Wrocław 2016) the open round-robin was divided into three groups. Israel was in group A, whereas all the countries that don't recognize it were assigned to groups B,C: Lebanon, Bangladesh, Kuwait, Pakistan, Qatar, UAE ...
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