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It does if both sides are equally adept and adjusting to the change from 32-board matches, as opposed to neither side having to worry about it.
May 22, 2017
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David, try playing slower.
May 6, 2017
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Dave, if you go to http://bridgebase.com/client/vugraph.php you can watch as many tables as you like at the same time. No login. I can watch about four before I start to lose track.

If you still want to chat at the commentators you can log in at one tab and watch the link above at the other(s).
May 6, 2017
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Or open two windows or tabs and watch both.
May 6, 2017
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Assuming I now know the correct answer, I had never heard of him either.
April 20, 2017
Brian Baresch edited this comment April 21, 2017
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Pretty sure the last clue is wrong.
April 18, 2017
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Gary points out above that this was tried before, and apparently didn't produce enough benefits to continue.
April 9, 2017
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It seems to me that a lot of the argument misses some key points.

Mainly, the comparison to NABCs is not nearly as close as some may suggest. I could go to an NABC alone, take my chances at the partnership desk, and have a fine time; and I can show up on the second or third day or later and still play as few or as many days as I like and as time and money allow.

For the trials, I not only have to have time and money to spend, my options are much fewer (I have to show up on Day 1 and stay till I'm eliminated), and I have to find, well in advance, 3 to 5 other people a) in a comparable situation who b) are willing to play with me. The barriers to entry are much higher.

Also, the Trials are much smaller, so there's less opportunity for greeting old friends and making new ones. The social aspect is restricted. The players who attend the Trials are great people, I'm sure, but it's still a small pool for social purposes.

In sum, the Trials are a different event with a different, much smaller target market. The at-the-table aspects are likely superior, but other factors are markedly different. And the Trials are well publicized. Everyone who is willing and able to go probably already has signed up. There's just no reason to think there's an untapped market.
April 6, 2017
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I can't read that thread; apparently I'm not a member of something.
April 4, 2017
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W, it sounds like you want everyone to feel the same way you do and are feeling aggrieved that they don't. Believe it or not, we are not all trying to be you and failing at it.

Instead, why not organize and fund a foundation that will pay expenses for non-experts to play in the USBF trials? Entry fees, lodging, lost pay from jobs, all are good reasons not to attend; why not do something about that?
April 4, 2017
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Yeah, I have a job and so on. If I'd won the lottery I'd have called my fave partner and asked him to suggest teammates and we'd have gone.
April 4, 2017
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Oh of course, I didn't think of counting sessions. Carry on.
March 19, 2017
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Looks like you're double-counting. Each Swiss team = 4 players = 1 table. Similarly with pairs.
March 19, 2017
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*munches potato chips*
March 19, 2017
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At the end I feel like the fellow at the greyhound track describing the result of his pick in the featured race: “Well, it took eight other dogs to beat it.”
March 19, 2017
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To amplify or maybe just repeat, we're talking about different things: Uber's policy covers what happens to the passengers themselves; the letter appears to refer to anything else, such as damage to the driver's car if you get in a wreck, and maybe liability for damage besides to the passengers themselves, for which a driver without a business policy is on the hook.
March 18, 2017
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For full sets per table we're talking about 122 sets of 30 boards. Is that really cheaper than paying a few caddies?

There's an argument for having several tables share a set of boards; I think it's done in some Swiss team events.
March 15, 2017
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If the king is on d7, the pawn can't move. EDIT: Never mind, that blob on b5 must be a rook and not a queen, otherwise White can't draw.
March 15, 2017
Brian Baresch edited this comment March 15, 2017
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Everybody who goes to tournaments or clubs thinks playing bridge can make your life better, or they'd find something else to do. If everyone of that description is shallow and unintelligent, I guess that includes you.
March 14, 2017
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Also, at least some of the taxes may be assessed on the posted price, not the discounted one, especially going through a discounter (since Priceline pays the tax and passes it along to you).
March 12, 2017
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