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Michael Kopera
Michael Kopera
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Member Since
July 23, 2010
Last Seen
7 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

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Bridge Accomplishments
Making 4SXX after Al Roth overcalled 1S (Barbara doubled, not Al :)
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ACBL Ranking
Diamond Life Master
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Knockout Phase Matchups
It seems to me some people are equating "I don't like [i]something[/i]" with "[i]something[/i] is unfair" -- I don't happen to think they are equivalent statements. Maybe (yet again) I just don't get it...
Knockout Phase Matchups
"Include everybody. 32 teams." Which?
Knockout Phase Matchups
The World Bridge Games (formerly the Olympiad?) is pretty close to that, one national team per NBO. I haven't heard any USA (or other) players complaining it unfair that the USA only gets 1 team. Different event, different rules. Neither "unfair".
Knockout Phase Matchups
"No other country can field more than one team in the championship, even if they are from the same zone as USA." That is simply [b]not[/b] true, no matter how many times it gets said. It is by choice. Maybe Zone 2 should just go to one big ...
Knockout Phase Matchups
Let's say you and I each buy a product with a mail-in rebate. I mail mine in, you don't. I get a rebate, you don't. Unfair?
Knockout Phase Matchups
Europe [b]is[/b] a single [b]zone[/b]. Is that the part I don't understand? Or vice versa?
Knockout Phase Matchups
For argument's sake, let's say I'm a vegetarian. Is it then unfair that others eat meat?
Knockout Phase Matchups
"Europe gets 6 spots. Every Country needs to qualify through the EuroChampionships..." That is by choice of Zone 1. There is [b]nothing[/b] stopping Zone 1 from allowing multiple teams from a single country, other than Zone 1's choice. That is why it [b]is[/b] fair. When ...
On the Actions of Administrators
All this speculation is well and good...but didn't this unmentioned NYC player dot the i's and cross the t's, weren't his credentials checked before and after the German trials?
Knockout Phase Matchups
Not that I know of. It is a zonal competition. Zones get a certain number of teams. It is up to each zone to decide how to arrive at its number of teams (by some form of trials).

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