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“all of our achievements were obtained by playing honest bridge as we have always played.”

Fisher (and Schwartz), not only are incorrigible liars, but they have a short memory : remember, how many condemnations in the past for their “honest” bridge ?
Undoubtedly, these guys also lost the sense of the “honest” word.
Nov. 9, 2015
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already in this post :
The Polish aftermath of Kit's B-Z analysis

Tomasz Radko 7 hours ago
Nov. 4, 2015
Philippe Bodard edited this comment Nov. 4, 2015
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Pierre Albarran, inventor of “Canapé” and “2C FG”, European Bridge Champion in 1935, many times french national champion, author of many bridge books, was also a tennis champion (Bronze Olympic medal 1920)
Oct. 14, 2015
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Michael,
Your are right. In French, I can add “sic” is very used on modern texts commenting on old texts, because the old spelling is different, erroneous or subject to controversy. An example about the card game :
Whist is in french the correct spelling, but you can often meet in french : wist (sic), wisth (sic), whiste (used by Deschapelles), wisk (used by Voltaire) and many others !
It is also possible to add “sic” (more rare) when the typo are curious (as with Jonathan,“IS ABSOLUTELY”)
All the best,
Sept. 29, 2015
Philippe Bodard edited this comment Sept. 29, 2015
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yes, “may be used” but because I am also an historian and meet very often this formula, I can assure you that it's not at all the classic use if derisively
Sept. 28, 2015
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To Mr Ferguson:
The Latin adverb sic (“thus”; in full: sic erat scriptum, “thus was it written”) inserted after a quoted word or passage, indicates that the quoted matter has been transcribed exactly as found in the source text (sic ! Wikipedia).

To please you, I would write from now on “sic” after your words and not just beside.
Sept. 28, 2015
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(sic) And this IS ABSOLUTELY a time for patriotism.
Well, “Vive le Québec libre”, Mr Ferguson.
Sept. 28, 2015
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Soon, the Bermuda Bowl will be finally well-named : it will be reserved for 2 (at least, Mr Ferguson) teams of the USA, one of Porto-Rico, Bermuda, maybe Guadeloupe, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos Islands (a very interesting rating)….
Sept. 26, 2015
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Well, why to see ACBL videos ? Everyone knows there are no cheats in USA. Of course, maybe, about cheaters, it's another story….
Sept. 26, 2015
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(sic) Mr Hampon's statement that card play is a very good indication of how a pair rates.

Yes, very true, not a good indication of how a “pair” rates. (See Schwartz who is not a genius in card play !).But a good one about how “a player” rates.
Sept. 25, 2015
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To Ross,
No, in Slawinsky leads, what is very difficult is the difference between Kxx (Dxx) and xx (doubleton, not tripleton)
Sept. 24, 2015
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No problem, a list with 50 names (your judgement) if you want. I will study it.
Sept. 24, 2015
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Ok, I am very interested, for my archives and stats. Send me the list when you will have time (private email, if you like). Thanks.
Sept. 24, 2015
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I dont see the relationship between the fact that Fantoni would be a very good declarer (as I said) and the fact that he maybe cannot be in the top 3 declarers of Monaco. Zimmermann built his team by selecting among the world top players.
Sept. 24, 2015
Philippe Bodard edited this comment Sept. 24, 2015
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David,
Possible Nunes reads a book as dummy or peaks at oppos cards (some times), but I remain convinced that the play of Fantoni as declarer is its key point(we have the chance in France to see his declarer's play very often, because Fantoni played all the top french events)
All the best,
Sept. 24, 2015
Philippe Bodard edited this comment Sept. 24, 2015
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(sic David Gold) Fantoni a little better (than Nunes who is a poor player).

1) No doubt Fantoni is a cheater (the biggest one for me)
2) I have seen Fantoni as a declarer on BBO hundred times (in fact, every time he played on BBO Vugraph).He really is a very good declarer, one of the best ever seen on BBO. Cheating is one thing, to be a good declarer another one.
3) Are you really sure you are better as declarer ?
Sept. 24, 2015
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Hanan,
Why to speculate? Is it a new game ?
Of course, there are old rumors about at least one other pair, I heard it, but as you like saying it, proofs are needed. Dont speculate.
Sept. 23, 2015
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edited on the 22nd, but it concerns facts of last week.
Sept. 23, 2015
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(sic the message) : I made contact with the NBF last week when it could look like Norway still would be offered space. I emphasize that there is nothing confirmed, but to be ready if the situation appeared.

It was last week : it is only on Sunday late in the afternoon when it was known that France accepted to go to India. I think that Norway took measures, just in case of a french refusal. So, maybe no rumors.
Sept. 23, 2015
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Good news, but to bad that the winners of the French Trials, Quantin & Lorenzini, are not free for the Bermuda Bowl
Sept. 21, 2015
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