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Marshall
Next you got hang of this type you got to pause and go through all possible layouts to find out if it's legal opening. After the hand your opponents should do the same ( you could make mistake) and if they are not sure they should've call a director to work it out. After all we don't want you to make illegal bids.
Jan. 8, 2017
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Ian
Sorry to say it but if the laws and the spirit of the game are so close to each other in your heart I can't argue with you. I never patronise others when I am better than them because I know I am lucky to be good in the game I love. And guess what - I play long enough to have my own experience ( I think you were bit patronising towards me) and opinion what make my opponents happy and unhappy. You are giving your feelings to all the others…
Jan. 7, 2017
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Reminds me of governments and political parties. Whenever members or society don't want to listen to them they choose to belief that people are stupid rather than they should listen.
Jan. 7, 2017
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That was just silly Ian.
Jan. 7, 2017
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That's your choice but a lot of people like to play the game without to much pressure and are happy when allowed to make mistakes without big penalties
Jan. 7, 2017
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Andy
I got a feeling that you and “rules brigade” try to tell others what is right and found the line“ following the rules is always right and never unethical ” patronising and irritating too.
Luckily not everybody think the same way and maybe it's a good idea to listen to others ( especially as the game is struggling and we can't be so arrogant and not see it
Jan. 7, 2017
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Good luck.
I encourage a lot of new players to participate in the tournaments outside their comfort sone. I do talk to a lot of players who play bridge for years and quit duplicate. None of them can be educated to believe that open tournaments full of sharks and director calls are the place they want to spend they free pleasure time….
Jan. 7, 2017
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Richard
It must me the paradox of modern bridge.
You (and David Paul Andy etc) telling us that the rules are there to protect weaker players and when I Tony or David want to help and protect weaker players at the table you tell me it's illegal and I should feel ashamed?
You all need to reset your moral compass and (yet again) realise it's only a game.
This tread showed clearly that people who produce the rules are very happy with their job and expect players to follow them blindly.
RIP GAME WE LOVE
Jan. 7, 2017
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Sorry i dont feel the same but i dont tell other people what to do. But wait the minute…. Our “heroes” did the right thing than (obligation to the field)!!!!!
Jan. 7, 2017
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Richard
Really? It sounds like accusation…

OK. i explain how i see it.For the most of the people who play - bridge is a hobby and enjoyment. For the others is a sport and obsession( i don't think pro or not pro has to do with it).

Most of the time when i play bridge i participate in others people hobby knowing so much more about the game (however arrogant it sounds) that i feel i should be handicapped. i am not handicapped but i think i definitely should give inferior players a break if they make a mistake and shouldn't use the rules to get extra points (because i am better educated on laws).

I respect all the hard work you gave to the game but i think you missed the point.
Bridge is a unique game because the best players and total beginners compete in the same events and is really crazy to say that the best players duty is to enforce the penalties for some “Right or wrong ” reason.

Tom
For the “obeying the rules” brigade. Don't make me to mention the war and following the rules…
We all must be allowed to have principles and morals not dictated by EBU's laws.
Jan. 7, 2017
Artur Malinowski edited this comment Jan. 7, 2017
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I am afraid to say it but YES.
Jan. 7, 2017
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Calling spade a spade…
Jan. 7, 2017
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David.
How many players who played this hand in Year End opened two clubs and how many poor inexperienced opponents got “protection” from the LAW?
Jan. 7, 2017
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A lot of contradictions in this statement. Most of this was discussed a lot in this tread so I will point to one only. You reminded us ( which I wrote in the article) why the rule was invented. Do you think that this situation was example of the intent of this rule?
. And now the one question to the rule makers: how many “ inexperienced ” players know this rule and how many times were they protected by it?
Is it more probable that people who make those rules and experienced players who bother to memorise the blue book will get advantage of it?
Jan. 7, 2017
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Ed.
I said it before. Top players ( and people involved in organising bridge) should be friendly and encourage others to play bridge by example rather then behave the way which can put lesser players off the participation.
Forget the bridgewinners - this situation is talk about and discussed in all the clubs and bridge places in London. Is it good for bridge and the tournaments?i am sure it isn't- whatever our opinion is about guilt/ no guilt,normal/ not normal.
Jan. 6, 2017
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Or constructive if they realise their responsibilities…
Jan. 6, 2017
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I didnt villify them at all. i made a point and i will never change my mind about it. I checked the facts before i asked the question and never mentioned the names. I bet you that behaviour like that (legal) put many more people away than my comments. Start talking to normal players not to the “bubble”
Jan. 6, 2017
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John.
They are not children they know everything we said and they CHOOse to do it. Its good of you to be so PC and supportive but i would be embarrassed if my teammates was like that. good luck in further bridge adventures with this team!!!
Jan. 6, 2017
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Nice boys. I hope the players who play against them got the same opinion….
Jan. 6, 2017
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John
You understood my point.
It was many situations in the international bridge (Monaco contesting the obvious claim, Wellands wrong score and so on) which put the focus on morals and ethics in bridge. Those problems were big players against big players _ the one we talk about is big players against medium (no offence) players. First made me sick last makes me quit the game…
Jan. 6, 2017
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