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David Burn
David Burn
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Aug. 28, 2010
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about me

A bookful blockhead, ignorantly read

With loads of learned lumber in his head,

Fixed like a plant on his peculiar spot

To draw nutrition, propagate, and rot.

United Kingdom

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Break In Tempo
We're not saying you used UI. We're saying you did something a pair using UI would have done (and a pair not using UI probably wouldn't have done). That's the kind of thing we say every time someone breaks the rules.
Break In Tempo
How many hands would convince you? And how do you propose to observe them? You have spoken in the past about monitoring. Where are the resources for that to come from? You see, quite a lot of the time bridge players make use of UI. If they didn't we ...
Break In Tempo
"Liberate people from this kind of thinking", by golly. It's been a while since 1984. A player thinks for a while. We can't tell what he's thinking about, but eventually he takes some action. Then his partner does something strange that works. Any "unliberated", which is to ...
Memories of Margie
Maybe she should have doubled to ask for a non-heart lead.
Nickell vs. Lall - Board 111 - 7!S
Quite right. What I wrote was (mostly) smoke and mirrors, which seem to have befuddled a few unwary souls. But I had not, of course, any thought that Kit Woolsey would not see through them.
Break In Tempo
Pass slowly works fine. And will continue to do so, as long as some bunch of suckers can be persuaded to believe that it doesn’t suggest anything.
Break In Tempo
The Laws barely hold together anyway - they don’t need bending to be incoherent. But my argument is based on other laws than your precious 16B, which you quite wrongly interpret to mean that UI must demonstrably suggest something “to us”. It actually doesn’t matter a tinker’s curse ...
Break In Tempo
“To boot”, “into the bargain”, “what’s more”. Literal translation difficult because “noch” is a word that can mean all kinds of things in German.
Break In Tempo
"In a field including some of the strongest players in Germany, nobody bid 3NT except the pair with the eucalyptus tea. It happened to work rather well." Roland, you keep producing this kind of argument and it keeps being arrant twaddle. The drinking of tea is not an action that ...
Break In Tempo
The idea of Law 16 and a number of other laws is to prevent illegal communication between partners. How do we judge that there has been illegal communication? In the present instance someone made a 3 bid that has been chosen by almost nobody in a poll with fifty ...

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