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Paul Barden: let's take another auction, where partner has psyched a call, which is not alertable. You know what the systemic bid means, and you also know it is a psyche (from your own hand). Your partner's call is not alertable. What will you write on that piece of paper?
Oct. 16
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Again, by talking to one of the players, the time monitor was an official of the organisation, who was there in an official capacity all weekend, representing the BGB. Very clearly, if the time monitor is called part way thru the match, they cannot have seen what is going on earlier. But, if there was a problem earlier, why didn't they ask her to join the table?
Oct. 9
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To be fair to the TD and organisers, I understand (from one of the players in the match) that the tables were clearly marked with printed sheets indicating the home table for each team, and that the home table must be NS.
This was made clear at the start, and throughout. The sheets were always correctly placed.
Oct. 9
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Richard: might you consider that it is the players and the captain who are responsible? small point, but worth making, I think.
Oct. 9
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Hi Kirsten, thank you for the information. Can you load the photo to the album directly? If you cannot, send me an email shireen@hartsdale.co.uk with images as attachments and I can add them to the album. Thanks
Sept. 28
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Jan, I added Tore and Rudlof's names. But I think I need help with Einer… as i could not see a lady with “hat flowers”. I will send you my email and maybe you can mark him on a screenshot, then I will update.
Sept. 26
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please can you try this: https://photos.app.goo.gl/rTu5AKHfua30JMo53
that should be for the entire album (now 8 images)

I made a mess of the permissions for the link. You should be able to see all 8 images now, without even signing into anything.
Sept. 25
Shireen Mohandes edited this comment Sept. 25
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i am very grateful to Toine van Hoof for sending me this image

https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO6JjVf5cq-trClWiL-Q5Dei0bq-vJ0pIjmj-FRk9S0jJuXPF_-fdErNOzRk-Ee1Q/photo/AF1QipMfV8YrjxjyF96-Z2DRABfnH31Vaw6OlBy-jc27?key=NGl2clVkVkV6QzZhYW9FN3pwTm90UllQVDhCblhn

I will update the relevant picture.
So, for the Netherlands team, these players have been identified

Ernst Goudsmit
Frits Goudsmit
Bolo Einhorn
Cor van Bemmel Suyck

To be identified: S.J.Polak and D.Muller
Sept. 25
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think fixed now, please try again
Sept. 25
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A thought about the possibility of needing to eventually state true age: perhaps he was entitled to a pension. And he wanted to get the pension at the age that was “true”.
Sept. 21
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Today I met up with London player Bob Rowlands. Bob knew Kempson well, and spoke very highly of him. I put it to him that Kempson may have stated an alternative date of birth to make it possible to enlist. Rowlands said that that was just the sort of thing that was totally in keeping with his personality. He added that “he was a very good county level player, wrote well, and was a very liked personality”.
Sept. 21
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other instance of notable bridge player stating false ages: Oswald Jacoby
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oswald_Jacoby
Sept. 19
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have a look here:
https://www.freebmd.org.uk/cgi/information.pl?r=175946877:4088&d=bmd_1503998064
could well be wrong - but suggests SOLTZ

Marriage record on Ancestry.com also has SOLTZ. So, I am going to redouble you.
Sept. 19
Shireen Mohandes edited this comment Sept. 19
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HG's real name (BIRTH NAME) was not that … that is the reason for the mistakes… a case of the “wrong HG”. It was Tony Priday who alerted me to the frequently misquoted dates.

Tony helped me with this article
http://www.mrbridge.co.uk/library/pdf/140.pdf

I miss him, and his help, his comments, and his mischievous laughter.
Sept. 19
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When Terence Reese started the T.B.A., Paul Stern was one of the first to whom he turned. Stern became one of the most overworked teachers in London; he, the Austrian, was the chosen representative of the American Bridge World in Britain.

http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/ebumagazine/1948-06.pdf
Sept. 19
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Richard: Harrison Gray's date of birth is wrong in many sources, including published books. When SJ Simon died, The Times wrongly thought that Caryl Brahms was his wife (it was Carmel (nee) Withers). When The Times published an apology, it got that wrong too. I normally seek at least one other independent source for corroboration.
Sept. 19
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recently collected 2800. Declarer's trump suit was
Q853 opp A104. trumps broke 5-1. The contract was 6xx
Of course they were cold for 6.
Sept. 15
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Kit Woosley wrote a nice article about being “fived” in Barbu. See here http://www.barbu.co.uk/barbu_Page446.htm first article at the top left.
Sept. 14
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Ken - I am in the process of writing an abridged biography of Dr Paul Stern, with the help of his grandchildren and other relatives. for part one, look here
http://www.mrbridge.co.uk/library/177/177.pdf
pages 9 to 12.
Also, I have met one person who knew him (Guy Ramsey's son, Valentine, who lives in Dorset), and spoken indirectly to another (Paul's sister-in-law). Both of these people are very much alive today.
Sept. 12
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You've set the bar for thoroughness and clarity.
Sept. 12
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