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All comments by John Moschella
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Why don't you just have a Non NABC winner pairs event at every National guaranteeing 2 new winners every national. Doesn't seem like the correct way to go. Every one complained when you didn't have to beat life maters to become a life mater now you won't have to beat a grand life master to become a grand life master.
Oct. 20, 2015
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If 3 of major is only super accept then I don't alert. Playing 2 way where 2N is max and 3major is min or some other variant then I believe an alert is required.
Oct. 17, 2015
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My partner leads vertical with an even amount and horizontal with odd number. Seems to work very well. I never get it wrong.
Sept. 22, 2015
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Are there any videos showing F-N cheating in events that were played in the qualifying event in France. If not(although I would expect that they were also leading the same way) without proof not sure what can be done.
Sept. 22, 2015
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Several players at the club may not have realized they revoked. Many times when I play and draw last trump and both opponents discard I'll ask sometimes more than once before the trump would show up.
Sept. 21, 2015
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Mark, I often feel cheated when you are one of my teammates.
Sept. 20, 2015
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Unfortunately Although I believe lifetime bans are appropriate, there needs to be something in the rules that define what s the punishment. Does anyone who has ever gone to committee and lost(cheating but not relay cheating when acting on UI) deserve to be banned. Can anyone who has played the game state they have never seen a card or cards in their opponents hand, never overheard a result or a question, Did you bid slam on board 4, no I haven't played it yet? Although I do not believe these are in any way equivalent to cheating events going on rules/punishments need to be defined.
Sept. 19, 2015
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I think we will need to address where change is implemented. Today screens are used at a very small portion of events played in the ACBL. I expect clubs would close if screens were the norm.
Sept. 18, 2015
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Although the Cayne matches are nice interest. Since there are 1000's of computers watching the match why isn't one of those kibitzing computers sitting next to one of the players.
Sept. 18, 2015
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Actually playing last night J lead with KQx in dummy and 9XX in my hand when I know they lead rusinow and J deines T. I wait along time before calling K from dummy and right hand goes in tank before playing 2 upside down. I state didn't I wait long enough for you to decide what to do.
Sept. 17, 2015
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Although when going to a tournament would rather win than not but since not playing pro and no bonus money for winning and in reality masterpoints have no value if I was beaten by a pair/team that cheated then no financial impact to me but I obviously would have enjoyed trip more with a win. Although pro's who may get a financial bonus for winning a national event may have a claim here. Although is a local directory was found to be using hand records and playing in the game I might sue for entry fees against player but would not think of it against club.
Sept. 17, 2015
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While I agree at the top level of bridge one can evaluate a opening lead I read earlier today about hands that played 3N on a 1N-3N action what would one lead. I looked at local club today just at hands where 3N was final auction by most pairs. Although I do not have auction. 4 of 5 boards 3 of the 4 suits were led and on the 5th board all 4 suits were led in a 13 table game. I believe what is considered standard by experts goes by the wayside in a local game. I believe clubs close if we used screens and tablets.
Sept. 17, 2015
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I Would not think this should be natural. I have 2 cue bids available 3C and 3D. Would think 3C is good 3 Card raise and 3D is good 4 card raise. Passing over 1C does not sound like I can now ask partner to bid 3N with club or diamond stopper.
Sept. 17, 2015
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Plying at home. 2 children just joining ACBL and wife(not interested in joining ACBL) we would announce what partners bid was each round 1H 12-21 5+ hearts. Don't see why playing on line with one of my sons in a non formal type event would be any different while waiting till end of auction to correct.
Sept. 17, 2015
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If I am playing on a computer why am I driving to the club. Why did online poker go away but live still exist. Easier to cheat on line. Not stating that easier to cheat on line but how would you feel playing rubber bridge for money on line with a computer. If everyone plays with a robot(programming the bidding as you see fit) then that would be a “fair” game. I play on line but much enjoy going to the club.
Sept. 17, 2015
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Bobby Wolff proposed to the WBF that all titles and masterpoints accrued by convicted cheaters be stricken from their record for as long as they played as a partnership. This applies to team mates as well.Uncategorized

This assumes that the first time they played together they cheated. I don' expect this to be true. Somewhere along the line this would occur. I would expect that cheaters be banned but unclear punishment to teammates if not proved that they cheated in that event. My understanding is that some players/directors with access to hand records have been convicted of cheating. Should every partner ever to play with them have there masterpoints removed.
Sept. 17, 2015
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When I open 1N and pass to player with my right hand I have 15, both hands is 16 and left hand is 17.
Sept. 17, 2015
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Dummy had KQ9 I held AJxxx with no entry and partner led the T(rusinow promising J or shortness. Declarer played the highest of the 3 remaining cards and then picked up my partners convention card to see what we were playing. Partner usually always plays rusinow but we don't play together very often. The picking up of the convention card told me that declarer had 3 small(less likely to care lead with 2 small. I played another and gave ruff. Your hand record analysis would not take this table feel into account. Also some players lead low from 2 small so when they lead 9 that most may be from 9-x some players would read as singleton(although the issue would reverse when they led 2)
Sept. 17, 2015
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Play the J vertically next time to continue, horizontal to switch solves all problems.
Sept. 17, 2015
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Yes I hate when told I didn't wait long enough after 1C - p -1H - 2N(skip bid put on table).
Sept. 15, 2015
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