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All comments by Shirley Junkin Moorhead
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3NT is a systemic bid, a solid running suit. Have to bid it in our system.
Oct. 14, 2015
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This may be going off on a tangent here, but I really wish BBO could come up with GIB's who could be directed to play a specific bidding system, and carding,ie, mine, and I could play my own system, to practice it. We all know that bidding systems make a great deal of difference in the results, and I'd like to see how mine compares with other systems. Then I'd be really happy to play GIB tourneys!
Oct. 13, 2015
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Bless your heart, you've just restored Kevin's faith!
Oct. 13, 2015
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Who was that? Can you PM me?
Oct. 13, 2015
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I asked a sysop if BBO could determine if the players were on skype, and they said no, they couldn't. I think there has to be some way that a lot of the bbo tourneys allow scores of way above 70 % . Perhaps its two players in the same house/ room?
Oct. 13, 2015
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If the person has an international reputation, then its very likely their hands are on viewgraph from past competitions. Perhaps you can check those. If they are cheating now, they probably have done so in the past. I've found, to my chagrin, that some players with very high stats, and whom I've regarded highly in the past, have in fact usually had a “kibitzer” watching. One of these also had lehmans in the 70's on Okbridge. The kibitzer's name(s) changes from time to time and usually logs in at the same time as the player. I have confirmed the cheating to my own satisfaction, since both of these highly ranked players(separately) have answered a question that was directed to the kibitzer…. rather incriminating. One of these players has nothing to gain apart from the joy of always winning. The other gives lessons.
The silliest form of cheating I've seen on BBO was done by two players with Chinese names. They arranged team matches with one of them the director, and if they got a bad score, simply adjusted the score to favor themselves. That went on for a few weeks, but I think BBO when told eliminated them. During the same time frame when they were cheating in that particular fashion, they were also playing together in BBO ACBL tournaments and doing rather well. Skype???
Oct. 12, 2015
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I want the lead to come to me. I trust my partner to get us to a making slam if there is one, after I bid 3 hearts he would come in with 4S, RKC14/30 for hearts.
He knows what I have and will make the decision.
Oct. 12, 2015
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Disagree with everything you said basically. If Bernie ran the USA it might start to become a sane government.
Oct. 9, 2015
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No, Obama is taking bridge lessons from Hondo717 on Thursday evenings, as of last week…..
Oct. 8, 2015
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I love this Bernie Sanders! I'd vote for him in a heartbeat if I were American! And a bridge player? That's the icing on the cake!
Oct. 8, 2015
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No, the implication isn't that Peter was unethical, which he certainly isn't. There is a very very subtle use of the director call, just a tinge , if you will , of “”jerkiness" in an attempt to get a good board. So now, years later,that smear still remains, and it isn't, believe me, on Peter.









Sept. 23, 2015
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Its interesting to find out that people who one formerly respected could act like jerks. Perhaps everyone can be a jerk at times. My sympathies, Peter and Magnus.
Sept. 22, 2015
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A belated apology is better than no apology at all.
Sept. 22, 2015
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It sounds very much to me like someone was cheating, and it certainly wasn't you! This is disgusting! I 'm glad you told this story, and it does show that some people would do anything to win. How does/ did it feel ever to play against him in the future?
Sept. 22, 2015
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I think its good that they're carrying on. They've been damaged as much as anyone, and its not their fault.
Sept. 22, 2015
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I agree with Ken completely. Its this kind of query that drives bridge players away altogether and sends them back to the kitchen table to enjoy the game.
Sept. 21, 2015
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This whole discussion is interesting. But I'd like to introduce another slant on the cheating aspect.
Several years ago, when I was in the early stages of learning bridge, I tried to rouse up some interest in my cousin's husband to play bridge, knowing he was a genius (physicist, mathematician, publisher of obscure papers etc).
His reply.. He would not be interested in the game of bridge as such, but only in how to cheat at it.. how to win all the time. Bridge players come from a high intellect group, and doubtless there are those( or many) who may cheat for the challenge of it… the game not being “bridge”, but "how to cheat successfully in bridge.
I agree with Ed. If bridge is not how you earn your living, then to you, cheating for the challenge of it may be your game. Witness the computer hackers that break into systems just for the thrill of it. BTW, he never did take up bridge…. but I'm sure if he were given the challenge to find bridge cheaters, he'd find that infinitely more fun.
Sept. 20, 2015
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I think this is the best idea on here.
Sept. 18, 2015
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you would perhaps have negative doubled and your partner would have reassessed his hand and liked it enough to bid spades over the three diamonds.
Sept. 12, 2015
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a lot of players, like myself, don't bid diamonds, if they had a four card major… so what would be the point of using the double as a negative double?
Sept. 11, 2015
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