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Paul Russell
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April 17, 2015
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Dec. 18, 2019
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The arrow switch doesn't work
It's a substantial advantage if playing a 12-table movement with two-board rounds and only one set of boards.
The arrow switch doesn't work
And I've just noticed, essentially this exact example is linked to in the original post.
The arrow switch doesn't work
"Pairs that start the same direction as this expert pair will play a large percentage of the hands the same direction as, and thus being compared against, the expert pair. Pairs that start the other direction will play only a few hands (those they arrow-switched, and those the experts arrow-switched ...
Selection Problems
I've always previously been of the view that the EBU should be funding international teams, and been perfectly happy that a small proportion of what I've been paying to play goes towards the cost of this. However, I'd assumed that those playing in these teams actively wanted ...
David Birds Inappropriate Comment
Perhaps David Bird will now decide that he has better things to do with his time than provide voice commentary free-of-charge to anyone who wants to listen.
Gold Cup final stages - controversial end to semi-final
What does "play period" mean? Given that this regulation only seems to apply to matches played in a single day with no significant gaps between stanzas, does it refer to the entire match?
A Taste of Junior Bridge: The White House Finals 2017
It's been featured in multiple bridge columns in the Daily Telegraph (UK).
Future Claims Procedures - if proposed 2017 laws are accepted.
If I am playing in spades and hold S2 and C32 with everyone else at the table holding only red cards, why is it a poor line of play to cash the spade before the clubs?
Future Claims Procedures - if proposed 2017 laws are accepted.
I think there is a good case to be made that the laws discourage claiming. I know players who won't claim without being able to take the rest of the tricks by cashing their winners because of previous bad experiences when they were ruled against. The problem seems to ...
Ben Kompa Named Churchill Scholar
Cambridge won in 2007, and Oxford in 2008 and 2009.
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