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Amir Farsoud
Amir Farsoud
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Basic Information

Member Since
Feb. 5, 2015
Last Seen
June 18
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Winning my first regional event at the Toronto Easter Regional many years ago.
Regular Bridge Partners
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Bridge Centre of Niagara
Favorite Conventions
Multi 2 Diamonds, Transfer Pre-empts
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Coffee housing
Just got the reply from rulings@acbl, so I thought I'd share that with everyone: Dear Amir, It's hard to see what could the player possibly gain by coffee housing against an attentive player. It's somehow your partner's fault for having fallen for it, and it ...
Steven Mcgrahan's bidding problem: KQT654 AJ54 T3 7
With a lot of partners, I play that 4 of a red suit after 1NT-2-2 is a delayed Texas transfer, so I'm starting with 2.
Coffee housing
Barry, from your statement above: "Those statements conflict with each other and may go to the heart of the matter. It takes years for most people to get 5000 points and no one with that much experience is going to completely forget the ethics of the game", it seems there ...
Coffee housing
I just wanted to thank everyone who took the time to weigh in. Much appreciated, as usual.
Coffee housing
First, to say that his comment caused the incident assumes facts not in evidence. Secondly, it seems to imply that a valid solution to someone doing something inappropriate at the table is to do something ten times as inappropriate (either that, or it's implying an equivalency between the two ...
Coffee housing
Just wanted to give everyone an update. A 1/4 board PP has now been given to East West for the incident in question. More importantly, I hope that this prevents east from pulling this kind of nonsense on others in the future. ***edited for typo***
Coffee housing
As far as I know, it is the norm for a "first offense" type of situation. I think the intent is more to warn the offender that their behavior is not acceptable than it is to punish them.
Coffee housing
It's very heartening to know that I'm not actually the last person left who feels this way.
Coffee housing
Declarer's remark (which, I agree should not have been made), was pretty much an observation of the facts. It makes if spades are 3-3, and doesn't if they're not. Had he claimed along those lines at trick one, all would have been over.
Coffee housing
Declarer is an experienced, but rusty player who has taken up the game again after about a 12 year absence. This was his 4th game back.

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