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All comments by Narsingh D Agnish
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You mean to say that this is not the strongest polish team! They seem to be doing pretty good as is. May be they weakened the team on purpose to give the rest of the teams a fighting chance to win BB.
Oct. 9, 2015
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well said. Don't hang the messenger.
Oct. 9, 2015
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A most well-deserved award. Congratulations and keep on fighting for the truth.
Oct. 3, 2015
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A real sporting act. Hurrah for Mr Cayne.
Sept. 7, 2015
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So, Peter retired at age 46! Way to go
June 4, 2015
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What a disappointment. Does not reflect well on USBF nor on the Buffet Cup Committee.I suppose some egos were bruised.
June 25, 2014
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Why not award Israel 13 VPs and zero to lebanon?
June 24, 2014
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Why not split the competition into separate flights: A and X. Let the A players play against only other A players.

Many months ago, I had suggested the following scheme in a letter to the ACBL editor: No more A, no more X. All pair events start out as Open pairs. After one session, divide the field into two parts: Top 50% in Flight A and the others in Flight C. After another session, split the filed again: A into A (top 50%) and B, and C into C (top 50%) and D. Now all pairs have been placed into their proper flights, based on their current expertise and not on number of master points. One or two more sessions to follow after the final splits.

I had also suggested that at each split, the higher flight starts with zero carry over (since many of their match points were won against weaker opponents) while the lower flight retains 50% (or 25%) of their score as carry over (this was to discourage pairs from purposely blowing boards in order to move into the lower flight).

Alas, while my letter was published, nothing came of it. Any comments, suggestions, refinements?
June 17, 2014
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Indeed Fleisher also put up a grand effort. Next year, I fully expect Diamnd and Fleisher in the finals competing for USA2.
May 21, 2014
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It is a shame that someone had to lose. Hopefully, Diamond will roar back at the next year's trial to become USA2.
May 18, 2014
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In addition to eliminating two teams after the round robin, the final standing will determine seeding for the head-to-head plays. Am I right?
May 9, 2014
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Lavinthal discards. It is too one-sided (one partner decides what is best for the partnership) and gives away far too much information to the opponents.
April 21, 2014
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I was amazed at how many contracts went down: 65 out of 128 (50.78%). That is a rather high failure rate in the finals of a premier bridge team event. In most cases (and that is just a guess on my part), the failure was due to over bidding.
March 31, 2014
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Monaco vs Gromov
and
Nickel vs Mahaffey
March 28, 2014
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Too often, slow bidding followed by slow play spoiled the fun of watching live. I wonder if one could introduce a 30 minutes delay and then show the bidding and play without any slowness.
Oct. 1, 2013
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Is it the first time that a US team finished first after round robins? I am interested in only the last ten years or so.
Sept. 23, 2013
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Congratulations. A great site for the latest news on bridge goings-on.
Aug. 28, 2013
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Just to thank you and congratulate you and Debbie for mentoring the junior program. With the average age of ACBL member nearing 70 years, we need more young people to get interested in bridge (rather than wasting time on video games, etc.). Please keep up the good work. We need more people like you!
Aug. 23, 2013
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It makes more sense to have non-senior events in ACBL for the sake of the poor 10% or so who are not seniors.
Aug. 17, 2013
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Congratulations also to Rosenbergs for mentoring and coaching the junior players.
Aug. 12, 2013
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