The great bridge boycott

Here’s another very interesting article  (I thought so, anyway) about goings-on in the bridge community, this time from the New Yorker magazine.

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9 thoughts on “The great bridge boycott

  • 2021-10-17 at 23:13
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    I am very sceptical about the cheating accusation. The Americans are notorious about conspiracy theories and I don’t believe a word about the cheating, Ever since 1965 they have always complained when they did not win. To label players as cheats based on no real evidence, is tantamount as Christopher Hitchens wrote, to dismissing the charge.
    Roger Allen

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    • 2021-11-08 at 12:03
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      Hello Roger. I hope you are doing well in these uncertain times … I read the articles about Fantunes and the Coughing German doctors in Bridge Winners.
      I have also watched the videos themselves. There are plenty of them on YouTube.
      If you wish to see the evidence put forward by the INTERNATIONAL bridge community (not “just” the Americans), please review those materials.
      They are all, if not overwhelming, at least very very convincing …

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  • 2021-10-16 at 16:49
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    I would think the damage to Italy’s image is more their inability to manage their own organization competently and thus I wonder why they are allowed to compete at the World level in bridge? Is this not similar to East Germany or Russia systematically cheating in various Olympics with the resultant sanctions against the respective countries?

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  • 2021-10-16 at 14:58
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    Both of these articles were interesting and the down-under article had me laughing with pure fellow-feeling. Of course I did have to keep stopping to take my turn.

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  • 2021-10-16 at 14:05
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    i could not STOP smilling. I broke out laughing when the Italians threatened to withdraw.

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  • 2021-10-16 at 10:34
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    Excellent article – showing both those with immense integrity in the game and those with, unfortunately, none.

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  • 2021-10-16 at 10:20
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    Thank you for sharing, JP

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  • 2021-10-16 at 09:15
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    I read it too! Very powerful statement from the bridge community at large; we’re not at all interested in playing with those who cheat!

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