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The partnership aspect is also its biggest flaw.
Dec. 24, 2018
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“Yes, he was only convicted of using UI but anyone with half a brain knows that any player who knows what it means when his partner puts 3 fingers on the table and acts on it is a cheater. It appears he also lied in two readmission hearings, but there is no punishment for those additional ethical violations.”

He was convicted of using UI. We “know” where there is smoke there is fire? We think he lied in two hearings. No justice system is perfect, but I would not want to live under one in which suspicions result in lifetime bans. Is that really what you want?
Dec. 22, 2018
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Or, you can just duck the K, right?
Dec. 16, 2018
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Maybe North is an expert. Point being that this is more about subjective classification than about where this play fits on a fixed scale.
Dec. 16, 2018
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OP says “nothing is missing and everything else will be on side given the bidding,” so I'm wondering why the question. He's already justified the bidding by saying everything will be on side, might as well back it up in the play.
Dec. 9, 2018
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Except you played the A at trick one.
Dec. 9, 2018
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I think this is one of those hands where many people consider it optional, but always opt to open.
Dec. 7, 2018
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I think Glubok and Grue were both pretty sure Levin had a void when it took some time for the tray to come back; Grue verbalized what they both “knew”.
Dec. 3, 2018
Tim Goodwin edited this comment Dec. 3, 2018
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Regardless, what was true 10 years ago may not be true today. Regulations change…
Dec. 3, 2018
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Are you suggesting NABCs be held in Bangkok?
Oct. 18, 2018
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Maybe the pro wrote “expert from down under sloppy with score card, remember to tell director.”
Oct. 13, 2018
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Doesn't this matter on intent? If I intend to bid 4, pull out the cards, notice that I am bidding 4NT just before the cards hit the table, and immediately say I've pulled the wrong bid, can't I correct it? Isn't this one of those “without pause for thought” situations?
Oct. 11, 2018
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With tablets, you can design a table screen such that each player can see both opponents but not partner.
Oct. 6, 2018
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Do you yearn for the days when you needed to talk to an operator to make a phone call?
Oct. 5, 2018
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How about redouble instead of the initial pass?
Oct. 3, 2018
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It might matter where the Ace of Spades was found. If it was found in East's hand, for instance.
Sept. 20, 2018
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“To level the playing field, the ACBL assigns foreign players “Eligibility Points” (EPs)”

“Again, we would like to emphasize this, this is NOT an attempt to measure ability, it is an attempt to measure how many MP these players would have, by reference to the amount they have already played and won in their home country.”

If you are not attempting to measure ability, why do you think the tool will be useful in leveling the playing field?
Sept. 20, 2018
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Michael R, the OP referenced the ACBL defense: “I can't find in the Supplemental or regular COC whether pairs playing multi have to furnish the ACBL defense.”
Sept. 17, 2018
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“So how do you show a really bad hand?”

I don't open 2.
Sept. 16, 2018
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Peg, perhaps there is a class of player that is not good enough for a single hand to be convincing evidence of cheating?
Sept. 16, 2018
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