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11-3;30
Aug. 29, 2017
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Well played bridgewinners well played
April 1, 2017
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I think however you handle the so situation you should not try to embarrass anyone in any way as they will ultimately be the same people funding you going forward.
Oct. 23, 2016
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Better minor lebensohl
Dec. 25, 2015
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i think the main question on the 7NT hand is as a defender how would you handle the situation? would you ask the declarer to state a line of play (realize that it is in fact possible to go down)? would you accept the claim? or would you as these players did call the director because you know the rules of the game and know that most likely a ruling would result in your favor? There are some players in the world who were brought up to play a certain way and that's how they will always play. Hopefully that won't be the case in the future and with role models like Boye i have no doubt that the spirit of the game will remain strong.

i have another question, say i make a claim stating that if a suit breaks i will make the contract, the opponents say that a suit doesn't break and i am down. when i look at the the board later i realize the suit did in fact break, what are the rules in that situation? what would you think of a player (a good player you think capable of understanding what you meant by suit breaking) and the subsequent director ruling
Oct. 25, 2015
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Hah just saw this thread. Although paul may be inexperienced (3 national championships and a bermuda bowl bronze in just over 2 years) im pretty sure he would be the mvp of this bermuda bowl. When our team was struggling in the round robin he came in a match he wasnt expecting to play and beat a tough japan team by playing perfectly. When we played sweden and he was asked to play the third segment even though he was very sick he came in and played amazingly. Anytime the team as a whole was getting down he was right there to come back and lead us on the right path. Ive never had as much respect for a bridge player and their tenacity as i did for paul in india.
He more than anyone deserved more than a bronze, but he'll have to wait till poland
Oct. 17, 2015
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Try playing 11 straight days of grueling bridge and then tell me your physical fitness plays no part. Bobby fischer became the greatest of his time by following an extremely intensive physical regiment, magnus carlsen the current world chess champion does the same. And it only scares me to think what might be accomplished if bridge players followed similiar physical preparedness.
Oct. 17, 2015
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This new format seems awesome!!! I don't think not having the top 8 eight team hurts the reisinger that much, there will still be plenty of great teams and it will be fun for viewers to watch. A couple ideas to “toy” with though… Depending on the number for the reisinger (which I think the new format will actually create more entries) you may have steeper cuts or a larger differently formatted final. Will there still be a 3 day Swiss teams can join in the last weekend or not? But overall this seems cool. Also the Swiss could be seeded and grouped off like the World Cup, however I guess that makes it more difficult knowing the exact schedule. There are some questions and complications with this format, but having a major team event where everyone is guaranteed two days and gets the chance to play against a lot of the top teams seems great for bridge!! I'm all-in on this one
Oct. 7, 2015
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:-)
Oct. 2, 2015
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to be clear I'm just saying that these hands may not actually be exceptions but instances in which their bridge judgment could allow them to send a message based on their view of the rest of hand as well. In any case pretty amazing stuff!!!
Sept. 13, 2015
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The j94 lead the player did not want a shift, and held poor values in the side suits, perhaps that's why it was led vertically. the q72 hand the player held strength on the side and perhaps wanted a shift. Perhaps that's why the defender “denied a top honor”. on the trump lead, the lead of the 8 on that auction would deny the ace, King, or queen 99percent of the time. Perhaps there has been an extrapolation to the rule and in this case some type of suit preference is employed.
Sept. 13, 2015
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seems like passing one hearts dbld might have been better
Sept. 13, 2015
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Not leading Kjtxx of hearts and kjt9xx of hearts on lead against no trump without any argument for needing a swing I need no further evidence for which to base my opinion.
Aug. 29, 2015
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hope this isnt the evidence, though there are some standout suspicious ones
Aug. 28, 2015
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pretty amazing to offer back your championships only after losing to the people you are accusing, not after having won these championships with them on your team. Seems like there would have been more evidence over an entire year than in one match. If they feel their evidence is worthy of this forum then so be it, but calling someone out and then leaving the rest of the world waiting for the evidence is kind of a joke really IMO
Aug. 25, 2015
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(1)what kind of lead is the ten of clubs? (4) your line seems good (4b,c) maybe ducking the spade depending on what you think is going on in the spade suit
April 17, 2015
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while i agree most of the time you want the strong hand on lead when i have a weak hand (i pulled the DBL) it seems they will be leading through the strength. like 15-15-7-3 around the table. not sure if that's right, but seems so to me
April 22, 2014
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i believe NOT playing systems on over a penalty double of one no trump is the worst convention ever, you may lose a run-out with clubs, but right siding most other contracts as well as being able to escape when you have more than one suit (2c staymanesque) are only some of your upsides, nevermind being able to transfer and bid again when you decide you may not want to defend one NT but are looking for game in your own strain.

in terms of 0314, or 1430 while i think 1430 is better usually, not playing one over RKC is the biggest fault. 4NT blackwood is for the 1940s and is a good example of how we as palyers are too slow to change our ways.
April 22, 2014
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in response to 1) most of the top 50 teams have max seeding points from masterpoints, the part that distinguishes them are their performance points. you can also achieve more seeding points in one tournament than the max amount for masterpoints. in terms of early 3-way i hardly think it's fair to punish a team their seed for losing in a half-day match. simply not enough boards to warrant that in my opinion.
April 3, 2014
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where are the results?
Feb. 15, 2014
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