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Well, I can’t speak to your club. As a director my job would be a whole lot easier if people were required to play whatever they scribbled on their card. That’s not the law. People think it’s my job to keep them from getting fixed. That’s not how it works. Even when I adjust the score because of UI, I wonder what I have accomplished. I’m following the law but I don’t think i’m Undoing unethical behavior. The bit is legal and there’s a lot of blind squirrels finding nuts.

Isn’t everyone here a regular? How many tables do we sell to out of towners. I have a vested interest in getting new people to come back. Aren’t regulars too addicted to quit. I must have ruled for and against everybody by now. Many times.

Some people want to win too much. We’ll see zt behavior or lots of director calls and appeals.

I can say i’ve always been honest. 99.9% of us can say that right. I show up at a new club and nobody knows who I am and I can play as well as anybody at the club level. I thought accusing each other of c—-ting is what you do. If you really can identify the bad guys by all means get rid of them.
4 hours ago
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I’m playing with my non life master clients for my dinner. That’s different than the people playing nabc+ for their six figure income or whatever they make. I’ve won at the club level enough I don’t care if I win anymore.
6 hours ago
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We can’t discipline people for doing something that’s legal. I think it’s my job to teach. The client might think she is paying me for the high standings and monsterpoints. I like when the client plays the hand as it gives me more material for my after action review workup. And I want to teach the right way to bid not how to make partner play all the hand.
6 hours ago
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There’s a lot more blind squirrels finding nuts than c—-ters. I don’t know where you play or whether you call the director.
7 hours ago
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I have this client. When she hesitates over 4 I know she knows she should bid five of our suit but lacks the courage to do so. Of course now I must pass. Maybe she doesn’t intend to convey UI. Her bit is perfectly legal. Maybe she doesn’t know how well I can read her.

So say we are playing online and there is no bit and her pass shows any thirteen cards. Now I take the push to five hearts because I can bid what I want.

Amy mentioned this as a husband wife team. A mousy wife and a husband bidding her cards for her. I can see this being me and a bad meek client except I would have introduced the clubs.

Not my place to make excuses for them. Look at a thousand hands they played.
8 hours ago
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Three rounds of clubs pitching a heart. Partner refuses to ruff. If you come off the board with a diamond I ruff put partner in with a club ruff and ruff another diamond. So you exit a club ruffed and overruffed. Partner plays a heart back. Now you are out of control. I get my long trump and the fifth club.

Edit: you come off the board with a club and pitch a diamond. I play my fifth club and yo pitch another diamond. Now you have five spades three clubs and a heart ruff.
10 hours ago
Robert Greene edited this comment 10 hours ago
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He doesn’t have to cash the k but he can’t get back to his hand. Not ever. He puts me in with the A and I exit a club. He plays three rounds of clubs pitching a diamond . Partner ruffs gives me a diamond ruff and we have him booked. I play a fourth round of club. He ruffus with the ace goes to the k on the board ruffs a diamond back draws trump and he has a heart loser in his hand.
11 hours ago
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If he has your second hand he’ll play 10 king of spades then three rounds of clubs pitching a heart then a diamond.
13 hours ago
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If you hold them to 9 tricks and everyone else takes 10 tricks , it doesn’t matter who bid the game and who doesn’t. If it’s your hand and you take 10 tricks and everyone takes 9 tricks, you have a top board regardless of who bid the game and who didn’t. I’m not anxious to bid close games at pairs even if I think I can finagle an extra trick than the field one way or another.
14 hours ago
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I think the smallest hand partner can have that beats this is qx qxxxxx xxx jx. So ak ruffed on the board . How does he get back to his hand? K diamond to my ace heart to partner diamond ruff. I exit a club and he still can’t get back to his hand. So I get another diamond ruff or partner gets a club ruff.
14 hours ago
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Seems like 5 is a better bid than 5. Or 3 the second bid. Anyway file a player memo and move on. You can look at their last 3 months of online play. 5 really not a big position. It could be wrong but so can pass.
17 hours ago
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That’s me with a client. I hope the client can pull in 45%. If course we aren’t playing Nabc+
July 4
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Why does he need two accounts? I use my phone as a hotspot for my laptop. If my laptop runs into technical difficulties I can play on my phone. But I have one account.

Edit: of course if your two accounts are hounddog and hounddog1 you aren’t being stealthy.
July 4
Robert Greene edited this comment July 4
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Establishing your long suit, draw trump, cashing your winners is the order I teach it. Beginners want to tackle their messy finessy suits when all they have to do is set up their six card side suit and throw away everything.
July 4
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Even in the rare instance I adjust the score, i’m Not making an allegation. I’m following a procedure as proscribed by law. I don’t like alleged offending.
July 4
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You mean unintelligent software. Intelligent software screens out MU fans.
July 2
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The teaching tool I dream of is hitting the client over the head with a 2x4.
July 2
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The club bid doesn’t show a whole llot of clubs and the heart bid doesn’t show a whole lot of hearts.
July 2
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None . Or few. The novice game might of had 18 board round but problematic as a comparison. I can think of one pair that had an 80% game after 18 boards but finished with a 68% game in 27 boards. Stuck out for being unusual. Could of happened other times when I wasn’t directing.
July 1
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My club sold 5,000 tables in 2019. 30 70% games. No 80% games.
July 1
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