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Disappointingly, Len, the link posted is not functioning.
June 24
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We had a strong CEO, and then . . . we had Jay Whipple . . . only one survived :(
May 26
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Excellent review!


My fondest NT moment was when I was doing VuGraph at Table 1 of the Reisinger final in, I believe, 2014.


Both table's dealers opened 1NT with 5-card 's.


Both table's responders, with 5-card 's raised immediately to 3NT, for a push at +430, when +450 was available in the 5-5 fit.


Just another day at the office :)
April 6
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This is bridge modern style.


21st century bridge is winning bridge.


Old fashioned bridge gets old fashioned results (try Roth-Stone today and you'll be massacred).


I did the same (Landy on 4-4M) in my first Blue Ribbon Pair, found a 4-4 fit, and went on to finish 4th. In the final, I also over called a strong NT with 6-5-1-1 and 2 HCP, and ended with a top on the board against a well known pair.


(Barry Crane started a great deal of this by the 1960's with his willingness to bid extremely light, and get out low if necessary).
April 5
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This would certainly serve a valuable purpose:


Giving the ACBL BoD more money to fritter away on lawsuits, breaches of its contracts, engaging in faulty software deals, and having lavish meeting-vacations all over the country.


I would only vote for this general proposal if the ACBL BoD was similarly required to do their business online and save another $300,000+.


At that point, it would be reasonable to conclude that the ACBL has indeed entered to 21st Century (about 2 decades late).
April 5
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Could that possibly be, Leo, because you're the Universe's specialist in “gaming the bots”? :)


Not complaining at all, just asking . . . .


(And yes, in full disclosure, I lobby for issues personal to me from time to time).
March 1
Gary Hann edited this comment March 1
ATB
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In all of the proposed auctions in this sub-thread, I wanted to observe that one of the partners has to make a bid that some would consider in the “risk” category. Life is not as simple and as solvable as some would suggest, based on viewing all four hands.


What if North had held AJ9x, South a singleton ? Then, this Article would be an ATB for getting to a bad game ;)
March 1
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Mike - some of this should be covered by BoD Errors an Omissions insurance, but will also likely result in future insurance increases and/or refusals to insure.
March 1
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Steve;


I was there for six years. The Presidents utilized their position to do many things, including waiving rules and regulations, and were always accommodated.


Also, the President both appoints BoD members to all Committees, appoints all Committee Chairs, forms new Committees and/or abolishes others (with a couple of By-Law exceptions), and has an ex-officio vote on all Committees.


The President generally sets goals for their term, which seem generally to be considered active policies at the time.


Because the BoD can fire management (and sadly, often does), management, in my experience, does whatever it can to meet the President's public and private agendas.
March 1
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Thank you, Michael, by far the best comment on this Article. Or, at least, one with which I fully concur.
March 1
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Thanks, Don, and my detailed Article about the apparent dictatorship of the BoD's Appeals & Charges Committee is at:


https://bridgewinners.com/article/view/a-cheaters-best-friend-secrecy-or/
March 1
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March 1
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For the record, almost whenever I presume a “prototypical hand”, partner DOESN'T have it . . . your results may differ.
March 1
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Agreed, the use of the “next” button to see the play in real time “at the table”, is comfortable and understandable.


Trying to read text in one part of the screen, and scroll back and forth to the hand diagram, is difficult, time consuming, and a bit frustrating to visualize the position after a few tricks . . .
March 1
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It's long past time to bring all information, all proceedings, all finances, and in particular, everything involving the Appeals & Charges Committee, into the public forum in real time.


There is absolutely no excuse for secrecy.
March 1
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Dilbert is awesome; I download the entire strip from time to time when the lesson is particularly poignant :)
Feb. 28
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In partnerships that regularly open light, this is a very difficult auction. Although East may have “underbid”, I can't find any obvious bid by East to get to the excellent game. It seems that the condemnation of East is made after the discovery of the perfect fit, not before.
Feb. 28
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If there is a drug that truly enhances bridge decision making and play, wouldn't it already have been used by many?
Feb. 27
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David, how can this be discussed if not published? Publishing a document that's ostensibly public doesn't violate any right to privacy, and as relates to a public figure, even less so.


Rather, it brings awareness, and dialogue. Do we want an atmosphere whereby the ACBL never reveals that Massimo Lanzarotti was readmitted to good standing, and you or I or anyone suddenly finds ourselves at a table with a convicted, collusive cheater?
Feb. 27
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Agree with Richard; Richard is a bridge player, ergo, automatically, he's mad :)
Feb. 27
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