HristoToshev

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  • Took a decision to halt for a while, otherwise we'll start to abuse each other (not productive at all). Will create a separate topic because Online Bridge is far more complex than F2F bridge (because you have more factors which you should take into …
  • @gordonrainsford said: @HristoToshev said: Without a disclaimer as I suggested upthread, it is very reasonable to assume that the delay is due to thinking. Internet connections these days are far better than they were 20 years ago.…
  • @Senior_Kibitzer said: Hristo, you wrote: "BUT there was an announcement that they have an agreement to lead 2/4 (from shortness) vs NT." I am surprised that they might actually have an agreement to lead the low card from Ax, Kx, Qx! …
  • @gordonrainsford said: @HristoToshev said: His partner tried to protest which confirms that he probably guessed the lead just because of the slow bidding Pass. If so, your ruling was clearly wrong. the player on the lead said …
  • @Senior_Kibitzer said: Hristo, you seem to want to decide whether or not to accuse this pair of "cheating". You don't want or need to do that. You don't want or need to look at or investigate other hands. As Patrick wrote above, and as I preac…
  • I still wonder about that case - the only one thing that I have to conclude that there appears to be a "long hesitation" is the 54 seconds spent before bidding pass without anything else. On the BBO automated tournaments, you have a "warning" messag…
  • @patricks said: A key point is being missed in this (off topic) discussion about online hesitations. The thrust of a number of the Laws is to ensure that after application of the Laws nobody can be accused afterwards of having "cheated" a…
  • @gordonrainsford said: @HristoToshev said: We agreed that you cannot conclude that the case is "pass UI". We might suspect it, but you can't prove it. You keep saying this, but that is not the basis on which rulings are made. Yo…
  • @Senior_Kibitzer said: Yes, players may lie, but usually they don't. We don't know why Defender 2 led spades unless we ask Defender 2, and then we get an answer. If Defender 2 has no values outside A, then it might be quite reasonable for him…
  • @Senior_Kibitzer said: The "hesitation" in Hristo's case was, as I understand it, the pass directly after the 3NT bid, where a player might be thinking of doubling to ask for a spade lead. The advice that I give in Bridge Club Live is tha…
  • @gordonrainsford said: @HristoToshev said: Probabilities are assigned only if the case is clear. When you have unclear factors or can't identify then with certainty, you can't judge based on Probabilities or Likelihood. Be…
  • @Martin said: If they have an announced agreement to lead from shortage, wouldn't a hesitation suggest leading contrary to agreement, rather that following the agreement? As the lead was as agreed, where is the issue? I have an agreeme…
  • @gordonrainsford said: @HristoToshev said: Because is impossible to identify the Truth the Average score is the most fair solution. And this is what I did - 50% to both. The Defenders have the agreement to lead from Shortness o…
  • @gordonrainsford said: @HristoToshev said: So you can't conclude that there's the case of passing UI or the reason is technical. So you must take into the account this. Of course, the online bridge is moving towards video chat, so …
  • @gordonrainsford said: @HristoToshev said: @Tag said: There's still no getting away from the fact that there are always some people going to be caught out by what is, essentially, a bug in BBO of the "unexpected a…
  • @Tag said: There's still no getting away from the fact that there are always some people going to be caught out by what is, essentially, a bug in BBO of the "unexpected action" variety, as the cards are re-arranged prior to the first trick. A …
  • @Jeremy69 said: I suspect on BBO, at least, 98% of any problems relating to the wrong card and an undo would go away if the double click to confirm option was selected. If people don't wish to use that for whatever reason then they take the ri…
  • Undo Requests Today there’s a large variety of computers, laptops, tablets and mobile devices, including touch-screens and is quite easy to make a mechanical error by pressing or clicking on the wrong button or card. Moreover, the Majority of EBU m…
  • Hello all, My nick on BBO is coffee3 and I am a BBO TD probably since 2003. I was a part of different BBO clubs, I ran my own tournaments and competitions until, I believe 2010-2011. I stopped simply because at that time even world class players we…