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I have no expectation that Australian cricket representatives will knowingly break the law. Some players did so; they are now no longer members of the team.

I take it that you follow the difference.
5 hours ago
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…we don't expect football players to call fouls on themselves; we expect those players to try to conceal their violations from the referees.

Who is “we”? I would refuse to watch, attend or support any such sport.
6 hours ago
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I recall two instances; AW to Director:

- If you rule in my favour, I will appeal

- I don't care how you rule, I will be appealing
Dec. 14
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“If it fails…”

You did observe West's overcall?

Edit: typo
Dec. 14
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ATB
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Dec. 12
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I don't know how much “evidence” this is, but here is an extract from my book:

Gonzalo Goded:
Many times I have complained that Buratti-Lanzarotti owe me a lot of money for all the prizes they stole from me. The sad thing about Buratti- Lanzarotti is that everyone knew what was going on, yet they were allowed to go on for years; they even managed to get Spain into second place of a European championship when they had been banned from playing for Italy.

After {Boye’s exposé of Fisher-Schwartz} everyone can finally openly talk about it, and everyone has hands to tell! This is exactly what happened with Buratti-Lanzarotti in Tenerife {see the 2005 6 ♦ deal, page 9} — until someone said something publicly, nobody was willing to talk it publicly. But the day after, every expert (and I mean dozens) had at least one board to tell about them.
Dec. 11
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Maybe you should have written ‘hear/see them’…
Dec. 11
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In the article, Johnathon writes:

That said, I have confirmed from several official sources that he has admitted his guilt…
Dec. 10
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Details of what happened at the table are to be found here:

www.eurobridge.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Appeals2005.pdf
Dec. 10
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So let's have a reasoned debate, stripped of invective and absolutes, and centered on established facts rather than derived from rumor and innuendo.

A splendid idea, but authorities, particularly the WBF, are in the habit of conducting their affairs in secrecy…
Dec. 10
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In 8th place we see Rossano & Vivaldi… invitation to the 2016 World Mixed Pairs withdrawn.

Chunderous.
Dec. 9
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Bobby may well have a nose for cheat-spotting… from 2003:

That was the year Fantoni and Nunes won the Montreal Open Pair World Championship in which Zia and Michael Rosenberg were very much in contention most of the way. In the Summer of 2003 (when I officially met Judy in Long Beach, CA) my group lost a Regional KO to the F/N team. After several ‘unusual incidents’ occurred during the contest, I approached the then-Recorder (for many years a close friend) and reported my misgivings. I sensed strong vibes of cheating and wanted the Recorder to make the alleged culprits aware of my suspicions although I had no official capacity. He listened respectfully and then dead silence followed. When next we met, I inquired as to what happened. He alluded to speaking with them but refused to share any specifics .. leaving me with the casual assurance: “things will be o.k.” I replied candidly that he was being wildly optimistic and he reminded me that I had no official capacity as he was the ‘active Official National Recorder’ and urged me to step back. I reminded him that F/N were on a spectacular run and success has a way of escalating and focusing on blazing more noteworthy trails and achieving higher world rankings; however, I was rebuffed and advised that we would have to ‘just wait and see.’ In regrettable hindsight, I heeded his advice.

So Fantoni-Nunes could have been stopped twelve years before the Boye Revelations… and Fantoni and Nunes are back playing (not as partners) in Italy.
Dec. 7
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Cars = Lanzarotti & Buratti

Vegetables = Facchini & Zucchelli
Dec. 7
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Yes… the deal I am after is not in the Official Handbook.
Dec. 7
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3.

There are many auctions where partner bids 3M, and we can discourage him with 4.

5 or 4 (if natural) show more high cards.
Dec. 6
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Thanks.. I'll send a PM
Dec. 6
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You can, on an idle day, read through some of these. I think you will find some guidance…

https://nabc.acbl.org/past-nabcs/#casebooks
Dec. 6
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That reminds me of a conversation with my wife…

Mrs AW: Honey, I just spoke to so-and-so! He said he's working on the West Coast!

Mr AW: Hmph! So now we know for sure that he's unemployed on the East Coast.
Dec. 4
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Agree with Timo… this repeated line about N-S agreements (a casual partnership) regarding doubles of 7NT by a non-opening-leader when holding an ace is ingenuous in the extreme.
Dec. 4
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