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Scenes from a (Bot) Marriage, or a Good Bot (End) Play

Robot
986
AQ105
K65
KJ10
Robot
KJ542
J
9732
642
Robot
A3
K873
J1084
983
Fuzzyquack
Q107
9642
AQ
AQ75
W
N
E
S
P
1NT
P
2
P
2
P
P
P
D
10
2 South
NS: 0 EW: 0
6
2
3
7
3
1
0
2
Q
J
8
0
1
1
8
4
A
Q
2
1
2
4
Q
K
2
0
1
3
5
3
8
A
3
2
3
4
5
5
3
1
3
3
7
10
10
6
3
4
3
6
10
J
7
1
5
3
K
3
5
9
1
6
3
9
J
9
J
2
6
4
K
7
A
2
0
6
5
10
4
8
Q
3
7
5
A
K
6
9
3
8
5
N/S +110
13

Can you sense ill emotions like in the Bergman movie? It's not close to the subtlety in my previously posted malice of E. Bot where the judiciously selected pitch of 7 from the 75 holding exposed W. Bot to a squeeze yet the endplay above is still well orchestrated. Note that in both hands there are reasons for revenge; in my old post bots were cold for game and due to noble restraint of W. Bot I was in a minor partial; here W. Bot allows me to score undeserved ruff, which calls for 'you p***k' payback. Time to give credit where it's due and praise bot programmers for making bots so human!

In spite of the anecdote above this hand is quite the opposite of an example of poor programming of BBO bots, and all my previous allegations of such programming (75!) point out to the programmer and/or his supervisors having little idea about bridge rather than about code writing skills. Note that after W. Bot bot had pitched J, 15-17 NT necessarily implied to E. Bot I held AKQx in  suit! Thus playing a was the last chance for scoring a trick. I doubt bots could soon be programmed to consider 'upgrading' by their opponents, or to see the fallacy of an idea that their opponent with AKQx in a given suit prefers the certainty of scoring exactly two tricks to a chance of scoring four. To summarize, it seems I arrived at a perfect bot endplay, of course not that perfect as guessing that W. Bot held the top  and KJT of s.

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