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Dear Jessica!

I can not find any Jessica Piafsky on FB!

And you still have not answered my question about mr.Gawry.

And to be honest - I prefer to communicate with you in this forum Bridge Winners. Then we all know what is going on! For the benefit of bridge!:)

I do not like “Hush hush - strictly confidential”.

Still waiting for your answers! And believe me - nothing can shock me! :)
Oct. 18, 2015
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So still “Hush hush - strictly confidential”. :)

And you still owe me an answer:
Did Gawry cheat after Klukowskis hesitation 6min26sec?

You have stated that any use of UI is cheating in your opinion!

Looking forward to hear from you!
Oct. 18, 2015
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Dear Jessica!

I do not know where to reach you - but for sure I would like to hear/know “the off the record stuff” you write about - like most people likes to hear and know.

Do not let us stumble around in the darknes - enligthen us!!

Don`t most of us love to hear rumours, gossip, lies etc.? It does not matter if it is true or not - just tell us a “good story” Jessica!

“Hush hush - strictly confidential” ;)


PS. Sarcasm is sometime misunderstood - so to be sure: I am very sarcastic!

PPS. Boye wants nothing of this “the off the record stuff”. Read his answer to mr. Bronstein. An example to follow IMHO! :)
Oct. 18, 2015
Thomas Berg edited this comment Oct. 18, 2015
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Well - I think it depends on WHAT you put in the pipe! ;);)
Oct. 17, 2015
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Dear Hanan!

Of course there are guilty persons who admit at once.

What I say is that WHEN they will NOT admit they start screaming and threaten the accuser. Your example with mr. Smirnov is not relevant for my experience as a defence lawyer in more than 300 cases. And my observation/experince is shared by collegaes, prosecutors and judges - at least here in Denmark.
Oct. 16, 2015
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Hanan! I have been a lawyer for 30 years ( now semi retired ) and have defended a lot of more or less guilty persons. I think I know something about this job.

When your client is guilty - and it is proved by the prosecutor and/or the facts - then you concentrate your defence about formalities and wrong doings by the prosecutor/police/the court.

If your client is not guilty then you concentrate the defence on the essense = the facts!!

It is actually not so complicated! :)

Oct. 15, 2015
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I can understand that F/S´lawyers and F/S do not declare they are innocent but try to make it a big school ride about law etc.

The essense they do not care about. That is way way to handle a case when your clients are 100% guilty!
Oct. 15, 2015
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Dear Jessica!

So according to your own definition of cheating Gawrys was cheating after Klukowskis 6m26sec hesititation.

IMO he was not cheating but used partners hesitation in an illegal way. But TD had another opinion and that`s the way it is.

And Klukowski did not need 6m26sec to make his bid!! Come on!
Oct. 15, 2015
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Dear Jessica!

Cheating is when you take an advantage/do something your opponents CAN NOT see/observe instantly.

Using UI your opponents can see/observe instantly and call for TD!

That is the difference!

This is not semantic or zebra/camel. Just simple logic. So take it easy and calm down Jessica!
Oct. 15, 2015
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Dear Jessica!

Maybe taking advantage of UI is cheating in your opinion. But it is not cheating according to the International Laws of Bridge.

And BTW - I think that WBF put the hot potatoe in the hands of the polish players and PBU. That was IMO very unfair. It is the job of WBF to decide which teams can play or not!! Now they made a non solution with the tail between their legs. The way WBF has been acting the last 3 months is very strange ( I try to be diplomatic. ).
Oct. 15, 2015
Thomas Berg edited this comment Oct. 15, 2015
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From my experience in life as a lawyer and businessman for 35 years I have noticed that the more the accused one screams and threatens the higher is the probability that he/she is guilty! Normal human behaviour!


Oct. 13, 2015
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Lotans reaction is the reaction of a cheater! You do not have to be Sigmund Freud to see that!

How is it possible that IBF let him represent Israel? In some way I pity Ron Schwartz who for sure seems to be under the spell of Lotan - and now has to pay for this unless he comes to his senses and confess what the whole world can see and know. A confession can reduce the punishment I think.
Oct. 12, 2015
Thomas Berg edited this comment Oct. 12, 2015
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Fine with me - because they are cheaters and robbers!:)
Oct. 12, 2015
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Why do they call them selves “champions”? They are cheaters and IMHO that has been proven 100%.

And how can they talk about their “good names” - at least Lotan Fisher has cheated several times before!
Oct. 12, 2015
Thomas Berg edited this comment Oct. 12, 2015
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Dear Saverio!

Thank you so much for your compliment!

You and you alone has made this thread the most funny ever on BW. Keep on the entertaiment!
Sept. 28, 2015
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Dear Saverio!

No italians were or are cheating. They are not guilty!

And if they are - they are not italians!!

Sept. 28, 2015
Thomas Berg edited this comment Sept. 28, 2015
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To be honest - I see nothing and no signal!:)
Sept. 28, 2015
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We have seen during the last many years that the federations can not managed to catch the cheaters!
But happily Boye and his helpers can do the job - and until now fantastic. I want them to continue the good job. The sooner the better!
Think back 6 weeks. The Bridgeworld has changed dramaticly and for the better because of Boye! Thank you!!
Sept. 25, 2015
Thomas Berg edited this comment Sept. 25, 2015
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Dear Ellis!

This is not a more or less complicated case. It is in IMHO a very simple case. And of course they have known for more than 4 weeks what was coming. So they have had lot of time to prepare their defence and explain their manners and behavior at the bridge table and make the whole bridge world believe their innocence. They have had several years!!

My clients ( and other accused persons ) were/are innocent or guilty from the second they did what they did. But it is the prosecutors job to prove that they did it and are guilty. That`s how real life is the real court room!

A judge in danish high court once told an accused person who pleaded for justice and only justice: “My good man. Up there where we all go sooner or later you will get justice. Here you will get a decision. Guilty!”

Sept. 24, 2015
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Come on - they have had at least 4 weeks to prepare their defence. Since Boye showed the Jack of Spades.

They are playing on time. How difficult can it be to prepare a defence when you are innocent?

The difficult thing - which takes time - is to prepare a defence when you are guilty! Believe me - I have been a defence lawyer for crooks and criminals for 30 years!
Sept. 24, 2015
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