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Anthony Taglione
Anthony Taglione
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Sept. 25, 2015
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Something a lot of people seem to forget is that Bridge is meant to be fun.


Every hand an adventure, every bid a thrill!

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Time to simplify the laws?
Please do, Frances, I'm already chuckling. :-j
It involved a repeating triangulation with the bishop to give a zugswang to force white to break his own fortress. At the press conference, another GM tried to tell the players about the line but he couldn't remember how it went and even they couldn't see what he ...
I'm not sure what you mean. Carlsen was winning game one until he made a hasty move at the time control, which ceded the draw.
I don't think that we have a problem with the format. The games were interesting and of extremely high quality. In times of yore, a drawn end result would be an automatic victory for the reigning champion, which would force the challenger to try for less drawish positions from ...
Experts playing against newcomers and director calls
The Laws on hesitation are not generally well understood. As for bidding too quickly, forget it. I once overheard a player at another table telling the partner of someone who'd had a long think that he was now barred from bidding because his partner had hesitated. I was also ...
and some games go straight from opening to endgame, anyway.
Obviously, Hal would expound on phenomenology. :-j
Experts playing against newcomers and director calls
I get that. too, Jim. Recently, I had an insufficient bid at my table and one of the players turned to me and said, "Why don't you just tell us the rules?". I called the TD. When the TD arrived, he missed out on giving my partner the option ...
Experts playing against newcomers and director calls
I agree with Ed, Narsingh. It's the director's job to explain penalties and the reasons for them, waive rectification or not and to explain why. Imagine also that a similar situation arises at the next table for the "newbies" and they don't receive the same largesse you ...
Ethics applied to a playing director
If it's a simple law ruling then I'll deal with infractions at my table myself. If it's anything more complex then I'll ask another director to handle it for me. If I give a law ruling at my own table and the opponents seem ill at ...

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