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Ross Taylor
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Member Since
June 27, 2010
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Oct. 14, 2015
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Bridge Writer
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Canada

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kakaface
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2014 Spingold Champs Offer to Vacate Titles
Mike Kamil's example hand worries me.(8 hours ago) I have no issue with passing 1NT, and before scrolling down I decided to lead the diamond 9 against 2NT. The developing theme in this thread is if one has too many good decisions then one must be wired. I ...
Catching Cheaters
If it is already clear to the expert community when experts are cheats, why do the cheats continue to attract sponsors and fellow professionals as team mates? Some level of filtration by peers could also help with the problem.
And Another One Bites the Dust
I really am surprised by this incident and also more surprised by the comments of Jon above and Mike Kamil elsewhere. The whole premise of bridge is that we play for the sheer pleasure and beauty of the game. When I was a regular tournament player I rarely, if ever ...
And Another One Bites the Dust
I don’t get why a top, highly regarded professional would do something weird like this. But regardless, if someone’s mind is open to trying to gain an edge in a fashion that would not be detected or caught, it would be unlikely this particular methodology is the only ...
Monaco out of the Vanderbilt
As an outsider to the bridge world looking in at this thread, I am saddened at some of the lengthy, petty discussion here. Seems to me a few of you are bent on showing how erudite you are. Instead, in my opinion, you should be making short, compelling arguments to ...
In the Well: Bob Hamman
Hi Bob - to what extent do you feel the aging process has on one's mental abilities - both in your observation of other players and in your own experience? Similarly, given the demographics, do you think it will remain wise to segregate tournament fields with seniors events?
Brad Moss wins Player of the Year
Seems justice was served. Something fundamentally wrong with a scoring system that does not include (arguably) the two most important bridge events of the year.
Battlefield Decision
Thanks - I really enjoyed this article and the manner in which it was constructed
How to Get Doubled in 6 Diamonds
Phil - you did really well to survive and thrive in a fifteen session event. As you endured the last few sessions, did you and other qualifiers feel you were at a disadvantage to the players who parachuted into the final?
How to Get Doubled in 6 Diamonds
I dunno - for sure this is wildly creative, but if ur his partner, u must wander why you show up some times.
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