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All comments by Allan Simon
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I sympathize with Nikolay, that was a very harsh penalty. But there was a perhaps even more tragic case in the Canada vs Mexico playoff, with the winner qualifying for the 2015 Bermuda Bowl: Mexico won by 6 IMPs but was penalized 12 IMPs for two cell phone violations. In both cases the phone didn't actually ring, there was an electronic beep to indicate the battery was low.
Essentially the same Mexican team did redeem itself this year and won the playoff by the way.
Aug. 7
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I honestly don't know.i just started playing one day.
Aug. 6
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Obviously a made-up hand
Aug. 3
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so happy for my former teammates the Caplans. Way to go guys.
July 24
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I'm staying at the Royal York and I think it is excellent value. The staff is extremely helpful and friendly. My main complaint is the wifi which costs $15/day and the hotel apparently blocks the mobile data service leaving you little choice. But at this price and location I'm happy I picked this hotel.
July 24
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No, support double would not apply at 3 level (maybe it should but it doesn't)
July 17
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Not suing, typo. Playing.
July 15
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In a KO event, a sponsor can hire 5 pros and by suing only 50% of the boards, he/she will account for only 8% of the decisions. Whereas in pairs the sponsor makes 50% of the decisions. Maybe that's why the ACBL rewards pairs with more points. Just a guess.
July 15
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Thanks all, it is clear to me now. And I learned how to spell it. (I thought the creator's last name was spelled Bloom).
July 14
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That is exactly what would happen!
July 13
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Who cares about master points, do people really enter events based on the number of points they can win?
July 13
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Terence Reese (perhaps not the ideal person to ask) calls this “sharp practice”. This is a term I'm not familiar with and I always wondered if Reese meant “clever” or “dishonest”.
July 12
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IMHO North bid properly. South should make a game try, for example a Kokishy 2 (“in which suit would you accept a help-suit game try?”), or 3 or 3 if not playing Kokish. All would lead to 4.
July 11
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I tried to place a bid but there seems to be something wrong with their website
July 11
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With due respect to the luminaries who bid 4, keep in mind that spades rate to break very badly. That's the reason LHO did not bid over 1S. In fact RHO was 0-6-2-5.
July 9
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OK I get it now. But to call it KO is misleading.
July 5
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I don't understand the format. For example Pepsi lost in the KO1 round but played in KO2 anyway, and won that match. Was that some sort of consolation KO?
July 5
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South should bid 2NT over 3S, probably won't make either.
July 1
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Because you don't want to lose the rubber?
May 31
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I got it within a second. First guy I looked at, recognized him immediately.
May 23
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