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Nick, nice play. Except I dropped the Queen from Q-9 on your right.

(yeah, right)
Oct. 6, 2016
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Thanks Barry. Appreciate your kind words.
Oct. 3, 2016
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Thanks, Mark!
Sept. 30, 2016
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Cheers, Andreas :)
Sept. 28, 2016
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Hi Brian! As part of a successful international bridge partnership, what does your preparation schedule look like? And what do you consider to be the most valuable element of your training for a major tournament?
Sept. 23, 2016
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Maclej, are you the same person who commented above:

“Did S & R really not notice what has happened?”

and then edited it out after being called out on that?

Can we finish with the completely baseless implied accusations of unethical behaviour (implying that Welland-Auken may have been aware of the error but not reported it) unless you have ANY facts to contribute? Please?

I get it that you aren't a fan of Welland-Auken. But really, this sort of sniping does nothing for the conversation whatsoever.
Sept. 19, 2016
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This may also have been the reason that the scoring staff did not pick up the error. “There's a result the wrong way” “Don't worry there was an arrow-switch, it's fine” I can imagine that conversation happening.
Sept. 18, 2016
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Headline: “The USA team's non-playing captain made statements to the effect of…”

Can't help but agree with you on this one, Phil.
Sept. 11, 2016
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While you're all chatting about USA Spain, the reigning European champions just got beaten by a country of 5 million people :D
Sept. 11, 2016
Liam Milne edited this comment Sept. 11, 2016
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Thinking of you, Bart…

https://i.imgur.com/NFfpUmO.png (Bridge Master 2000 hand)

6NT by South. On a diamond to the Queen, East pitches a club.
Sept. 6, 2016
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Haha thanks Daniel! Although I'm not related to the more famous Milne I appreciate the comparison!
Aug. 24, 2016
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Yes, that line also works.
Aug. 23, 2016
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Correct. West could've beaten the hand at several points. The end position needs help from both sides to develop.
Aug. 23, 2016
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Exactly, Martin. Cashing the King was so intuitively and obviously correct that I didn't see how declarer could have made it until later. Interesting how we form mental blocks sometimes.
Aug. 23, 2016
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Thanks, Gary.

If West returns a heart rather than a club, declarer wins and plays Ace, spade to the 9, ruffs a club and a spade back to the Jack to achieve the same winning position. Declarer simply uses one of dummy's entries to ruff a club now that they don't have to take the heart finesse.
Aug. 23, 2016
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Yes, I misunderstood my (Swedish) sources!
Aug. 15, 2016
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Correct, I did not consider the Open Youth championships or individuals. Thanks to the above for clarifying.
Aug. 14, 2016
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In the Junior series, Poland dominated throughout, leading the RR, and winning all three KO matches in convincing fashion.

Speaking from an Australian perspective, the Girls silver medal is particularly impressive - I believe it is Australia's highest ever result at a national World Championship, and certainly at Youth level. It is Australia's first Youth World Championship medal in 25 years.

Very well done to Renee Cooper, Ella Pattison, Kirstyn Fuller, Jessica Brake, Francesca McGrath, Ian Thomson (NPC), and Justine Beaumont (Coach)!!

Similarly, I have been told Sweden's bronze medal in the Juniors is their medal is their first Youth medal - well done to them :)
Aug. 13, 2016
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Nice article, Ben. I enjoyed it - several good points.
May 27, 2016
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If we only get one discard (when Gosney is on our left), will the D10 leave ambiguity about what we want partner to play? Or is that idea - suggesting strength in both suits?

At the time, I thought that a spade from partner followed by our heart shift will always take the maximum number of tricks, so S4 first discard in case we don't get a second chance.
May 25, 2016
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