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Who took over Adam Parrish's Bridgewinners account? Should we be worried? Call the police?
Aug. 5
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Gmach, way to go!!!!!!!(and Benedicte too!)
July 24
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Avon-
That is so unfair to Eugene. He originally left the article up and even made a comment about it. We had a meeting and amongst other things discussed was your article. We agreed it violated our guidelines which I am sure he explained to you.
June 20
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June 15
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Speaking for the minority(ok, serious minority!)

I am impressed with the names and lopsided vote. Personally, I think its kinda whack to play it as non-forcing(glad Bobby agreed)

Here's the way I would look at it:
1. If you don't have a good hand you bid 2 and play the 4 3 fit.
2. If you do have a good hand (with Diamonds) you want to leave open 5, 6, 3NT and even 4
3. Sure you can q-bid but watugonna do when partner bids 3NT?
4. This is akin(imo) to correcting a partscore(which to our way of thinking shows extras)
5. I could go on but…..

Say you have kxxx x axxxx xxx whats your plan?

Fascinating game.
June 15
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Beautiful story, thanks for sharing it Mariusz and thank you Zia!
May 15
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Sabine, Roy –

I respect and support the way you guys are handling this, and I think it’s great that you posted it so that we can see what others are doing. Personally, I went about it a different way, but I don’t know which is more effective. Back in March, I sent the following letter to an EBL official:

Are any pairs convicted of cheating and not currently able to play in the ACBL, playing in Istanbul, during the upcoming European Championships? If so, regrettably I will not attend. I would rather not play, then play against people that have been convicted of cheating. Please advise at your convenience.

After they couldn’t give me any assurances (I assume for legal reasons), it made my decision not to attend this year’s Open European Championship very clear.
I don’t want to get into what is the “right” way to handle this. In my opinion, there is no one “right” way. I think Zia said it best, “I believe it is up to each of us to decide where they draw the line between rights and duties.” That being said, I truly hope each bridge player finds it within themselves in some manner to “say no to cheats”.
May 3
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I see it as there are 3 major pair events and (now) 4 major team events. The other events at nationals aren’t “majors”. Based on current scheduling, it’s possible to enter and win 6 of the 7. That alone diminishes the BRP in prestige compared to the other pair events; let’s try to minimize that as much as possible. To people that say if you want to play the BRP’s then enter it on day one: I would say that no one who enters the Soloway wants to be eligible for any day of the BRP’s. Why should losing in the rd of 16 make you more eligible than losing in the rd of 8? It’s not “elitism” or “another payday”, it’s trying to make the fairest and strongest competition possible. for what we want to be majors. Even though I would like to think I would make the same argument as Max if I were in his position, I believe my views will come across as self-serving to many and that saddens me.
April 25
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Jose,

We haven’t always agreed on everything(Bobby brought up a shortened example of that). However, I really appreciate you taking the time to go in the Well. When we spoke in Memphis, you and I both knew it wasn’t going to be a walk in the park. Thanks for stepping up and joining Bridgewinners, allowing our community to fire away with their questions and answering them.
April 17
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I am in David's camp. (There is actual evidence of that on this hand, so I am not sucking up so that he won't kill me on grammar!) A white 4 bid meant far less to me than to many of you.
April 10
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Loved this article!!!
April 4
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Jeff and team - Congratulations again! Your road to the quarterfinals was very difficult and then to have to take on and beat three of the pre-tournament favorites in a row was perhaps unprecedented. Kudos to all of you for your outstanding accomplishment.

Jeff, as much as I hate losing, I couldn't be personally happier for you, since we've been friends for what seems like a million years. I also want to give a special mention to my screenmate Peter Crouch. His pleasant demeanor, consistent tempo, and detailed yet relevant explanations makes me regard him as one of the most sporting opponents I have ever played against.
April 2
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I met Samantha in passing in Memphis. I knew some of what she was working on from her BW postings. In the little time I had to talk, I was impressed. Her project is something I believe in, her credentials and passion for it are obvious. I care deeply for the game(as I assume most of you do) The generous offer by the ACBL Educational Foundation, found me wanting to help even more. Knowing every dollar I gave, was really two, was clear motivation to help now and help more. I hope she makes her fundraising goal and I wish her and her team all the success that is possible on this project.
March 25
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Wow Alex, what a hero!!
Congrats to Jon too.
March 19
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Thanks for posting this Ed and what Brad said!
Feb. 25
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Russ-
Thanks for going in the well. It's impressive how easy you have made it look!
Feb. 19
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David-
I have never heard of your treatment here. Have to give it some more thought but my first reaction is I might really like it. Thanks for sharing this novel approach to this auction.,
Feb. 15
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Wow this hand would be really good for the old under further review series. Maybe someday we will bring it back. For now, I think, of all the bids, 3NT is the one that jumps out as the biggest culprit. Feels like a normal 3C bid over 2D. The rest has a lot in it but not for me(at least at this time)
Feb. 15
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Great job guys! Beards for the win obv.
Feb. 8
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Congrats Greg, very happy for you.
Jan. 20
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