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All comments by Barry Plotkin
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My personal feeling is that this should be rolled back, and if I'm sitting West on this auction after the BIT I pass and when I see partner's hand I chew partner out for putting me in this position with a 20-second BIT when he had NOTHING to think about.
Dec. 25, 2015
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Around 25 years ago, I was playing in the local Flight B District Final of the Grand National Pairs. My partner and I were at the time decent Flight C players, nothing more. At the time, I was observantly Jewish, and my partner…let's just say she knew very little about it.

We had a decent game in the afternoon, about 57 percent. And then, in the second session, we proceed to have a MONSTER. Everything was rolling our way.

We finished the tenth round early, and I went to make a phone call to arrange my ride home. As I'm getting up, my partner asks me where I'm going, and I flippantly reply “I'm going to make our flight reservations for (wherever the next Nationals was being held).”

Our next six boards were 0, 0, .5, 0, 1.5, 0. And after that, we missed what at the time was a free trip…by 1/2 matchpoint.

After the final scores were posted, as I'm sitting at a table with my head in my hand, my partner comes up to me and asks “Was this what they call a kina hurra?”
Oct. 21, 2015
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Oh yep. It's one of those “Oh, yeah, THIS is why we play this stuff” moments.
Oct. 7, 2015
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Tom, if you're interested, when you're ready, shoot me a message–looking for new MICS pd's online.
Oct. 6, 2015
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Partner cue-bid 4S with this, and we got to 6H which was very lucky to make. I basically told partner what Philip just said.
Oct. 5, 2015
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They wouldn't have had any problem if WE had gotten the three zeroes, I'm sure.
Oct. 1, 2015
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The opps were fully alerted and given full explanations. And we made sure the system was GCC legal–including checking with the author–before starting to play it.

Why did you assume we didn't do any of the above?
Oct. 1, 2015
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Sorry! Modified Italian Canape System. Canape on top of a Precision Club base.
Oct. 1, 2015
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That doesn't justify violating the Laws and giving someone a 1/2-board gift.
Oct. 1, 2015
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Actually MICS is general chart. It may push it to the bleeding edge…but it is GCC legal.
Oct. 1, 2015
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You're quite right about the explanation, but when you talk to these people in the way you've suggested their eyes roll even more.
Oct. 1, 2015
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1 MP wouldn't do much, but a 1/2 board penalty might leave an impression
Sept. 28, 2015
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Banned for life. Don't care who they cheated against. They cheated.
Sept. 25, 2015
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The four folks (so far) who voted score stands–I'd love to hear your reasoning? To me, this is a clearcut case of egregious use of UI–if this had happened in a tournament I'd hope the person would get a procedural penalty/punishment on top of it.
Sept. 23, 2015
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No, in the real world the hand was ice-cold for 7 on any lead. :)
Sept. 23, 2015
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The schedule at the last NYC regional (10 and 230, I believe) was great, if you live in Manhattan.

I'm a Long Islander, and I was going to play at the tournament…until I realized I'd be fighting rush hour standing room only on the LIRR/subway in BOTH DIRECTIONS.
To hell with that. Tournament organizers need to THINK before they plan these things…I know that a LOT of people I spoke to on LI had the exact same reaction to the schedule I did.
Sept. 17, 2015
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Yea, MP Pairs. Sorry about that.
Sept. 12, 2015
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Absolute confidentiality for those accused? Sounds like a way to keep dirty little secrets from ever finding the light of day.

We don't do that when people are accused of murder.
Cheating is the “Murder 1”, so to speak, of the bridge world.
If there is enough evidence to bring someone to a “trial”, to use Chris' language, then the events should be public knowledge.
Sept. 3, 2015
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SCREW the cheaters. You get caught cheating, it should be goodbye, good riddance, don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out, and don't EVER come back.
Sept. 2, 2015
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Sorry, missed it, and thought it was new.
Sept. 2, 2015
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