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There will be an upcoming article on that topic . . . teaser alert :)
10 hours ago
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Is that any different from “Walker Football”?
10 hours ago
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Actually, Timothy, my best guess is that nobody notices that check in a sea of other checks, bundled and sent to the bank, who also has little care other than processing the check.
12 hours ago
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Any offense in the criminal milieu has “elements”, which must be met by the prosecutor to prove the crime.


Ray is suggesting, rightfully so, that bridge organizations clearly establish such “elements” that comprise the “crime”.


Had that been done long ago, the CAS and the courts would have left the ACBL and other Bridge Organizations to their own, due process procedures.
12 hours ago
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My thought exactly, Richard, having had the pleasure to meet and play with the ever charming Sharif, when Dr. John Fisher arranged a spectacular Individual in Dallas in 1990, hosted by the Mansion on Turtle Creek.
21 hours ago
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Fond remembrances of my partnership with Mike, Sr. We both bid a lot, and somehow, it worked.
21 hours ago
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Bridge in education has the advantage of being extremely low cost! A few decks of cards, a few reusable bidding guides, a single supervisor for a full classroom (or more) should be a selling point on the administration saving money while keeping students occupied.
Dec. 16
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Good luck with that, Jeff! It may very well prove a bonanza. BTW, in my experience, “normal” session are 3 hours 15 minutes!
Dec. 16
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Another BW success story!


(PS - the list is growing extremely long)
Dec. 14
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Agreements not to litigate, between parties of differing advantage (“you can't belong unless you sign my terms”), rarely hold up in a court of law.
Dec. 12
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David - IMHO, this is a fantastic idea, and your humorous approach makes a strong point and case!
Dec. 12
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There will be another article published as a result of the recent unconscionable action.


As Chris notes, the SEC has set an effective framework.


However, we need to go beyond even that, the the principles under which many countries were founded and/or operate. There needs to be some form of “special prosecutor”, who can:
(1) indict upon reasonable cause;
(2) set bail and conditions;
(3) procure a speedy trial;
(4) with swift and sure justice assured;
(5) WITHOUT INTERFERENCE FROM KNOW-NOTHING APPELLATE BODIES.


There appear to be serious conflicts of interest in just who “guards the hen house”, and my research just today indicates that it may be a fox, or a fox in disguise. There are fiduciary obligations that are apparently not being met, and that is beyond the pale to this one of many who have been affected by known, sociopath cheaters.
Dec. 11
Gary Hann edited this comment Dec. 11
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Ah, the voice of reason :)
Dec. 11
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My partners love it, Dave!


I can't recall the last penalty from a weak-2, but do have memories of many, many pluses as a result.


(One partner had to be heavily persuaded to try my weak-2s, and finally agreed in the middle of a Swiss team. We crushed the next opponent by 60 IMPS, with 5 weak-2s contributing to the slaughter . . . after that, he was a convert!)
Dec. 10
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Hi Craig -


On the first hand, just how do I “pick up” that void? :)


In my partnerships, we open all weak 2's, defined as “bad hands”, and the first qualifies, with the potential added protection of being 6-5.


On the second, I could care less whether LHO is aggressive, or a wimp, I play my game, and it's been effective, against all comers!
Dec. 8
Gary Hann edited this comment Dec. 8
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Rena -


The professional community, as you're probably aware, would rise in concerted and vigorous opposition to a reduction in paydays.


This raises the question as to who, exactly, is the clientele we're promoting and assisting? Just asking, as I certainly don't have the definitive answer . . .
Dec. 8
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Mary Jane Farrell? :)


(Couldn't help it J/K)
Dec. 8
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Perhaps it became to expensive and time consuming to update the revolving door of responsible person's names? (J/K)
Dec. 8
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Many topics rolled into one Post, Rena!


One thought - starting all major team games on Day 1 will likely reduce entries, perhaps considerably. Although professional teams now win all these events, other teams form during the tournament. Also, entries are typically due the night before . . .


My strong opposition to drop-ins, and particularly to granting “free carryover” is well known.
Dec. 7
Gary Hann edited this comment Dec. 7
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I disagree completely Lior, while respecting your opinion and view.


It is my very strong belief that, if it's possible to conduct an entire NABC in the ACBL, and ultimately end with no titled champions, then something is rotten in Denmark.


What is the point of holding major events, if the participants may never have access to winning the event?
Dec. 7
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