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Impossible Move in Connecticut

Posted By: Taper_Mike
Date: Tuesday, 29 October 2013, at 9:56 p.m.

In Response To: Impossible Move in Connecticut (Jason Lee)

Legal Is Not the Same Thing as Ethical

I think my kitchen-table analogy is a good one:

If a friend and I were playing a match for nothing over my kitchen table, and the same situation occurred, would I be correct to find a flaw in my friendís backgammon ethic? You bet! And the odds are that my friend and I would not be playing many matches in the hospitality of my home in the future because of it.

The same standard should apply at Hartford.

When a player has the choice of a very civil decision, and makes a decision to be uncivil, I think it is perfectly appropriate to judge his ethics negatively. His choice may be within the rules, but those same rules would have allowed him to make a different choice. If he opts to be unpleasant, the strict legality of his decision does not obgligate me to overlook unpleasant nature of his ethic.

Mike

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