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Mike Roberts
Mike Roberts
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 14, 2010
Last Seen
4 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Director
about me
Canadian ex-junior, part-time tournament director, full-time troublemaker.
Country
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Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning a KO with a semi-blind partner to get his gold card. On his 75th birthday.
Bridge Accomplishments
Used to be able to follow suit. Now...what's trump?
Regular Bridge Partners
Jan Assini, Marc Sylvester, Monica Woods, Gus Costanzo
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Southside (Youngstown, OH)
Favorite Tournaments
Pittsburgh sectionals, Nationals, anywhere with a bar.
Favorite Conventions
Transfers after 1M - (*)
BBO Username
demon1971
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Question for those who know the ACBL rules:
Private notes is a poor characterization. These rules are in the tech files, which are all copies of ACBLScor (tournament mode)
Committee Death; The Flaws
I am going to restrain myself from entering the body of discussion, except to state the fact that there has been no removal of AWMPs, or 'demerits', as they were referred to. That part of the appeals process has not changed, and I know of at least one that was ...
Trump Management
So do most of the people to whom I give rulings
A Teenager's Thoughts on Revokes and Restoring Equity
Well, I'll play the Dr. Cox card*. Evil people could revoke, trying to gain a trick if it is undiscovered, knowing that they (probably) won't be penalized beyond equity if it is discovered. I know you both have a point, and appreciate the incongruity of Isaac's cases ...
A Teenager's Thoughts on Revokes and Restoring Equity
Point well taken. However, a danger in reverting to all equity-based revokes is that it would encourage them; since there's no penalty, what harm would befall anyone by not following the rules and following suit? That being said, each revision of the law regarding revokes has tried more and ...
EBL Convicts Fisher-Schwartz
Dunno how this got to a Black Sox retrospective, but the general consensus is that Jackson was convicted because he took the money (if I remember correctly, he was the only one paid by the gamblers). There was no evidence that he tanked (.375 average, and the only HR of ...
EBL Convicts Fisher-Schwartz
I am not an expert. However, I have never been convicted of cheating. Therefore, in this case, I am, indeed, holier than F/S.
How to take NO tricks with the AK of trump
Glad to have you back, SB. Whenever someone asks me to justify my rulings, I can say "A little bird told me".
Was there a reportable failure to alert?
You need to say something. While you really might have just remembered that you don't play Puppet, the UI from partner's failure to alert might have woken you up - that's what we're going to assume legally. So fess up.
RIP TD Jean "Joan" Molnar
damn.
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