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Sorry. Roy
Sept. 18, 2015
Artur Malinowski edited this comment Sept. 23, 2015
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I've tried and achieved nothing. Gave up. Pleased that Boye got a passion. Stil negatively convinced that it's too late and establishment in our game is not interested.
Sept. 10, 2015
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I DO appreciate big time what Boye does and I am sure that he understands what I mean. Btw I believe that he went the right way about it (believing in organisations doing their duties is at most naive). Question to all the top players: did you know about cheating around you and what did you do about it?
Sept. 10, 2015
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Michael. i am rather surprised that you found that my post was attacking Boye. I was trying to establish the responsibility for today's state of bridge (especially professional top level). I would love to be “your type” of person who get on with your game happily and believe (or want to believe ) that everything is clean and fun. It's not, and bridge is not different to other games or sports. Yes we need to address the issues and change it but first we have to admit (something you don't have in your heart) how bad the situation is. Only top players can change the game but not by jumping on bandwagon , they have to take the stand (very difficult) in the real (Boye did) life with they sponsors ,teammates , national federations. I am sorry to sound so negative and unhappy about your world but “your type” of person who never believe that something is wrong without 100% proof and the others who are happy “to collect and keep quiet” and of course those who will do anything to win - are all guilty.
It's not enough to be ownest and let bad things happened around you - the same in bridge, the same in life.
Sept. 10, 2015
Artur Malinowski edited this comment Sept. 10, 2015
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I am sure that most of people participating in this big crusade against Ron and Lothan are very happy with them self. idea that catching one or (i heard the rumors) few pairs cheating on the top level will clean up the game is so exciting and at the same time so flawed… until the governing bodies of the game will come on board and show the will (not pushed under pressure) to do something not much will change. many times in my international career i questioned hands at the table , with the directors or other players. the answer was always the same - it stinks but its very difficult to prove. the excuse that those organisations have no possibility (skills) to do it is rather arrogant. in athletics or cycling the federations didnt need to now how to catch the dopers they needed to ask the experts to test them (and they failed to do it for years pretending like our governing bodies that everything is ok) . its the same in bridge - if wbf or acbl want to clean the game they will ask experts for help.
there is another disturbing aspect of the situation - the teammates. straight respectable players playing with dodgy teammates giving them cover. i am sorry to say my friend Boye and some other great players are guilty of it.
he was warn of their reputation and decided to “see for himself ”. he didnt notice for two years anything wrong and gave them respectability of playing and wining with one of the cleanest players in the world.

what about great italians and Buratti Lanzarotti - didnt teammates noticed or they didnt want to break the line?
i am sure when the new names (bridgecheaters.com) will be disclosed that will be a lot of embarrassed teammates saying they didnt know.

i tell you for nothing - if you are a top player you know after few matches that your teammates doing too well but it's difficult to question it.



Sept. 8, 2015
Artur Malinowski edited this comment Sept. 10, 2015
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Sorry Chris but it's too complicated. You know (as I do after all the years in the top bridge) that the number of pairs cheating in bigger or smaller way is big. All the ways of protecting potential cheaters are as destroying as the cycling or athletic rules which allowed people to cheat forever. If we feel something is wrong we should say something and start the wave. How often he top players don't know if somebody is dirty? Instead of us showing the proof let them explain they cheating ways
Sept. 4, 2015
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