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I'm just saying …… Before u string them up maybe u should have some proof . Look at your comment . U are asking me for facts !! Do u have any ?
Aug. 25, 2015
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A solid voice of reason
Aug. 24, 2015
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deleted cause the comment above was changed entirely
Aug. 24, 2015
Barry Goren edited this comment Aug. 25, 2015
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I seem to recall a time when such public allegations would inspire a C & E committee . Maybe they cheat . Maybe they don't . Meantime isn't the onus on the accusing side to have proof ?

Would this all be going on if Boye's team had won the committee ?

If there is going to be a lynch mob then perhaps it shoudn't just be for one pair . Why is the line being drawn here?

Let's go out and see some real old fashioned justice being served.
Aug. 24, 2015
Barry Goren edited this comment Aug. 24, 2015
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I remember having an auction where you splintered in my suit after 1C-1D-1H-1S-2C-3H and I passed
Aug. 18, 2015
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ooops missed Miko's comment . How come we were never on the same wavelength when we were partners :P
Aug. 18, 2015
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How about a 4 team loser bracket KO ? Its not like the ACBL to miss any possible entry fee they can lay their hands on
Aug. 18, 2015
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Your point? or is it just a really bad attempt at sarcasm ?
July 30, 2015
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I don't know if anyone said this but it is high time that people realize that the true world championships are played 3 times a year during the ACBL nationals . I don't think the WBF deserves one penny as they routinely take huge payoffs from host sites and charge way more than the ACBL . Maybe their technology is worth it but i am not convinced.

As for those of you who think u deserve a dollar rebate on dues . What do u think the bulletin is worth on a yearly basis ( assuming u wanted it )?
July 29, 2015
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Those were exactly my thoughts, Brian .

Fred got it right years ago when he refused to have an index to “ gauge ” ability.

The Lehman index led to cheating on OKB and really served no purpose.

Look at where they are both now .
July 29, 2015
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It's time to play Chicken . Partner should be aware of this and look at his holding very carefully . If I knew I was beating them I would just pass
July 15, 2015
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Forget the fact that North misbid his hand with his first rebid and then continued to overbid after that , just look at no rdbl of 4D and u immediately know there cant be a grand
June 8, 2015
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I think Paul Friedman has the right idea. With the example hand there are 2 big flaws. U might be cold for 3NT with no play for 5m OR u might belong in Diamonds but are forced to play in Clubs regardless of partner's minor suit length
June 5, 2015
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Jeeez give it a rest. I should have said most experts then u wouldnt have anything to complain about
May 27, 2015
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I agree with Steve Bloom however I have a better mousetrap here. Yuan started to touch on it by asking the right question.

Everyone plays 1M-2C as clubs or balanced GF . Why not do the same for 1C-1D ? You immediately get to find out about partner's distribution since all balanced hands rebid 1NT and all distributional hands do something else. When partner rebids 1NT u can use 2D checkback to get to the right game OR to show a hand without real diamonds and slam interest. With real Diamonds responder bids naturally to GF 2H 2S 3C 3D

With highly invitational type hands responder can use 2C checkback to force 2D and describe their distribution while staying at the 2 level

The immediate advantage is that 1M response now shows 5 when u have a GF so partner can freely raise with 3 and not worry about complicating a slam auction . Also less information is given freely when the auction starts 1C-1D-1NT as both hands distribution is now hidden and u can have a weak NT auction in affect
May 25, 2015
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I think std expert undiscussed is suit preference with middle being work it out.
May 8, 2015
ATB
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First of all anyone who thinks reversing the minors “ kills them ” should figure out what all the hands look like given the fact that Declarer surely will have a stiff

I like the idea of a fit jump . I have seen this concept a few times where partner's knowledge of the concentrated values made his decision really easy .

Given the fact that west didnt think about it is the reason it is not 100% east
April 19, 2015
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Score it across the field !
March 21, 2015
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I like the OLD version of BBO . u can download it from bridgebase.com .Look under the boxes. It is much more user friendly and easier to navigate . It's one drawback is that u can't access some of the newer features . It hasn't bothered me at all and if u are just there to play or watch Vg then I strongly recommend it . When u log in, there will be a clearly marked section that says explore bridge and if there is VG then it will say live broadcast in progress
March 20, 2015
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Or just duck the first trump ?
March 14, 2015
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