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Brian Baresch
Brian Baresch
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No Boys Allowed: A Glimpse of the Women's Festival
Amy, the men's events were awarding qualifying points for representing the US in international competition, and excluding women from the men's pairs effectively excluded them from playing for the US. A lawsuit in 1985 put the kibosh on that.
No Boys Allowed: A Glimpse of the Women's Festival
Nice article, Amy. In the "drop the transfer" situation, I think "Chicken Texas" might work even with an unknown partner: 4 is hearts, 4 is spades, 4 is too risky to chance.
My Turn to Speak
I've always said companies should hire lazy people, because we, I mean they, are good at finding the most efficient way to get things done.
WBF Leaves International Olympic Committee
me n+1
The playing longevity of bridge experts v chess experts
Chess is also much more intense while playing -- tournament games are 4-5 hours without a break from having to be on top form. A bridge session has frequent breaks and chances to clear the mind between hands. Not to mention the chance to be dummy every fourth hand or so ...
Online Bridge Ruling: Failure to Alert and Wild Bids
Really, a procedural penalty for a single failure to alert? What other thoughtcrimes should we think about penalizing?
Online Bridge Ruling: Failure to Alert and Wild Bids
"The problem here is that the failure to alert resulted in MI." No. It. Didn't. There is a huge difference between giving the opponents MI and simply misdescribing one's hand. Making a call that doesn't describe one's hand is not against the rules. Not alerting a ...
How will Monaco line-up at the Bermuda Bowl?
What?
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
People who've lived here for years don't use or even know about formulas. The standard practice is to mention the nearest cross street. If that's missing, it's not the visitor's fault if they struggle to find it.
Anti-Doping Violation by Geir Helgemo results in Team Zimmerman disqualification from Orlando Rosenblum Cup
JoAnn: That may be the most common reaction to being caught. "I thought I was getting legal drug A, but a person I trusted gave me banned drug B." I've read that in fact the athlete thought he was getting drug C, which is similar to drug B but ...
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