it was fun in the olden daze (the 70's) to be moving around the room and find yourself playing against some of the great players. You remember those hands, almost to a card.
I'm rooting today for Giovanni Donati, how great that this 19 YO has been included ...
Master point inflation is like grade inflation in schools and colleges. It's a shame when standards are lowered in order to gain wider appeal.
It would, however, be very tough (if not impossible) to put that genie back in the bottle.
It was an adventure to sit down against ...
Relative to Fred's comment above, one big thing Bridgebase Vugraph has enabled for players of all levels is watching the best of the best play.
It's like having front row seats to the US Open for a tennis player.
And a great way to up your own game.
Interesting article in Newsweek. If the link doesn't work for you, try googling the title for an alternate route to the article.
"Big, Rich Cheaters? Bridge World Rocked as Top Players Challenged"