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Paul Barden
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Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
Suppose, at another table in another event, the defender not on lead to 7NT sighs, remarks loudly enough for everyone to hear "I don't think double shows the ace of diamonds" and passes. The defender on lead remarks to his screenmate "I wonder what I should lead", and dummy-to-be ...
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One of my favourite questions to ask at (quant) interviews was: "I have two children, the one with longer hair is a girl. What's the probability that the other is a girl". If the answer seemed to be a guess I had the follow-up question "I made that up ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
ACBL screen regulations allow West to delay putting his pass on the tray in order to adjust the tempo back to normal after an usually quick call by South. They warn that "It is not proper for a player to use this procedure where the overall time taken to pass ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
I once played in an informal cricket match with visiting colleagues from the USA. I learnt that, whereas they were too much accustomed to their strange and unhealthy pitching actions to be able to bowl legally (I'm told pitchers provide a healthy income for elbow surgeons), their fielding barehanded ...
Honolulu BRP 7NT Lead Discussion
In the absence of any specific agreement, double of 7NT by the player not on lead means "please work out which suit I might have the ace of, and lead it. If you can't tell, lead the suit which is least likely to let the contract make if you ...
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It seems to have been a crime of recklessness rather than intent. But if I knew the full facts, I might be unsympathetic to a former stockbroker who chose to follow the advice of a man in the pub rather than the instructions on his tax return that he had ...
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I'm sure Alan meant what he wrote. It's a graffito from a film, written by a character who is not a native Latin speaker. The centurion who catches him writing it corrects the Latin to "Romani ite domum".
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The sentence isn't for not paying, it's for fraudulently not declaring the income. And Cato himself was rather keen on taxation.
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"La tempérance et le travail sont les deux vrais médecins de l’homme" - Rousseau, [i]Émile[/i]
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A Norwegian artist (called 'Odd') was sentenced to gaol on tax charges some years ago. The case dragged through various courts for years until the King got fed up with it and pardoned the man.
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