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Speaking from personal experience (when I have made the wrong opening bid, or seen another do this) it is because they are either looking at 12 cards, arithmetic error in counting points, or having 5 suits). The last one matches your suggestion Paul.
4 hours ago
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Max: I'd like to know if North could bid something (natural or artificial) to suggest playing in clubs, without going past 3NT. I note that it is matchpoints (you stated that in the poll).
thanks
12 hours ago
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The last part of 68c says: “The player making the claim or concession faces his hand.”

I wonder if the bridgemates should show the whole deal (so long as the players complete the *round* in time). It could be a bonus incentive. Also, if they look at the deal in horror, and say: that's not my hand, then why not get the matter brought to the attention of the TD staff ASAP.

BTW I really do mean round, not board.
Dec. 6
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People who voted for the third option: are you aware that those aren't the rules of bridge?
Dec. 2
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The OP needs to add as a note, for the middle option, something along the lines that the TD will examine the board, and rule based on the MI. The middle option, as it is, in the poll, is not the end of the story.
Dec. 1
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Correct me if I am wrong, but some people have not understood that he OP wants NORTH to change their bid
We are told the auction is
Dealer N. The bidding:
P-(1♦)-2♥-(2♠);
P-(P)- P.
So the last member of the non offending side is SOUTH.
Since (as Ed says above) the rules allow last member to change, then ONLY south is allowed to change the call.
Dec. 1
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If you are using a bridgemate, it does log the time that the result was input. In the past I have obtained a log file and looked at it. It is really easy to interpret, and unless an internal clock on the PC is set incorrectly, then it is trivial to prove which table was slow to complete a round and enter a result.
Nov. 29
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Since I have spent a year researching the lives of Stern, Chamberlain and Lengyel, with the help of their families, and the archivist in Hungary, I think I can speak with some authority on the matter. Richard is right. In his youth he was just out of the top team that represented Hungary in the pre WW2 era (that team seemed to take it in turns with Austria to win all major events). He did well winning national events in Hungary, Australia, Indonesia, The Netherlands, and events on the European circuit. At one time he was a professional rubber bridge player with a considerably high success rate.
Part 1 of my five-part feature is here:
http://www.mrbridge.co.uk/library/177/177.pdf
Nov. 28
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As an aside: One unusual advantage of wanting two winners (N/S and E/W) is that you can choose to seat in the East West pool all pairs who have never won a duplicate. One pair will obviously win for their first time.
Nov. 17
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there is another solution: every time you play them, cough non-stop. Loud.
Nov. 16
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Can somebody explain please, what is the role of the EBL in all of this? What I mean is, might it be that the EBL can achieve something, and therefore, have the same result on preventing them from playing?
Nov. 16
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Jan, Yu: the WBF / EBL print the unique id on the badge. That would help, wouldn't it? Obviously only for WBF and EBL type events.
Nov. 15
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Yu: might ACBL allow use of tablets?
Nov. 15
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I recall that at a EBL event in Ostend a director told me that a world class player had claimed without mentioning drawing trumps (one outstanding). They ruled that he would lose a trick to that trump. They then said: “if we are going to let him lose to a trick, then that applies to the rest of you too - for the whole event”. That was that. Word got round.
Nov. 15
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re Bridemates … altho I have not used them, I am told by others that BriAn https://www.brianbridge.net/brian/main.html is a bridgemate-like system that just needs smartphones.

That is it - all you need is a smartphone on each table. Maybe that is something that can be explored by clubs/events that cannot finance the cost of the equipment.
Nov. 15
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Maybe map to WBF unique identifier? I am currently helping with a minor clean up exercise of that list, on a volunteer basis.
Nov. 15
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3NT vs 4M
Please will you consider this request:
1. Filter out all goulash events
AND
2 Only include auctions where declaring side bid (ie oppo silent at both tables throughout)

rationale:
Am trying to ignore deals where the oppo have shown/inferred 4 or 5 cards in the M which your side have an 8-card fit.

eg
1NT - (2C* Hearts and another) - 3NT - all pass
where both dummy and declarer have 4 hearts

(1S 4-card majors or canapé) - 1NT - (any) - 3NT - All pass

Thank you.
Nov. 14
Shireen Mohandes edited this comment Nov. 14
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Is it possible to filter out the goulash deals and show the main data you've presented?
Nov. 14
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“Yeh: Also, it would be nice if there was some unique identifier added to the last name. ”

Every player that has played in a WBF event has a unique identifier. see here
http://www.worldbridge.org/people-finder/

Right now, I am helping with some data clean up (on a volunteer basis). If you do see any errors, please tell me and I can pass on.

I should add, there are some duplicates too, so I will probably help with that later.
Nov. 14
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David, I wonder if you can set me straight: in the text here you want to bid, in the poll you want to double. Or have I misunderstood you?
Nov. 13
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