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Its just to establish absolutely how the responder bidding starts on this hand. :) Take a chill pill.
Nov. 19
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During the compensation determination, the actual truth of the “ch**ting” should be examined, and afterwards one pfennig awarded.
Nov. 18
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Mike, the team entry for two qualifying sessions was not required in the two KO events in which I played. A team dropped out after the first session of the first event because they had a horrible score.

The qualifying style was termed “experimental”. For the first qualifying event with 8 teams, they set it up as 4 8-board matches first session and 3 8-board matches second session. When a team was allowed to drop out at the break, they did NOT find a reasonable way to adjust.

My team played 1 team 16 boards, 1 team 12 boards, 3 teams 8 boards, 1 team 4 boards, 1 team 0 boards. The same victory point scale was used for all matches.

The second qualifying event of 7 teams, while still only collecting one entry at the beginning, was set up as 6 half-matches of 4 boards both first and second sessions. While this basically solves the problem of dropouts (as you imply), to me (and others) it is not a very satisfying event design, mainly because you don't get definite feedback of how you are doing until the entire session is completed.

Sounds to me like whoever “We” is in YOUR posting followed my recommendations :)
Nov. 18
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Just played in a couple of KO bracket 1 qualification round-robins.

I may have other comments later, but initially my advice to districts, units, or directors who will be running these events is as follows:

Decide upfront whether or not you will allow teams to drop out after the first of two qualifying sessions. If you decide to allow this, figure out how you will handle that the original full movement will be destroyed.
Nov. 17
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Leo, how to the “bots” react to your apologies and compliments?
Nov. 15
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Everything on VuGraph is not the very top teams in the world.
Nov. 12
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See the initial comment on this posting. :)
Nov. 7
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My apologies. I believe there have been several postings referring to programming of Go. I didn't realize that this one was discussing the same version as one before that I seemed to have missed.

Why do you feel such a strong need to tell everybody about repeated topics, anyway? Seems a tiny bid obsessive. :)

Everybody is not reading EVERY SINGLE posting, so may be a good thing that significant topics sometimes are repeated so that the members have more of a chance to be aware of stuff they may want to know.
Nov. 5
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Ray, this is another level and type of “programming Go”.
Nov. 5
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As you “add extra rules”, you are diminishing the extent to which the program “learns the game from itself”. :)
Nov. 5
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Probably, but it clearly is not exactly the same thing.

For one, how does the program “learn the game from itself” with regard to opponents' various bidding systems, defensive signals, etc.

Theoretically, it could design those optimally for playing against itself, but that would not be what it's human opponents would be playing.
Nov. 5
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I have lost track; has this been resolved by ACBL yet?

If not, the new CEO should understand the technology and be anxious to fix it.
Nov. 5
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Didn't know him, but what an amazing record, especially in NABC top pair games.

Although the obituary implies he stopped playing five years ago, I believe he was still playing local (District 6) regionals occasionally.

The only time we played against him was two or three years ago, and he seemed like a very nice guy. A couple of mechanical things happened during the match that made it clear he was not playing at his former level.
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Nov. 4
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This seems fine as long as we realize that a RR first day eliminates the assumed benefits of random seeding to increase attendance.
Nov. 2
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This is the second post on which I have seen GLM interpreted incorrectly.

Maybe posters should make clear whether or not we are talking about GOLD Life Master or GRAND Life Master. :)

Big difference in assumed ability, at least, in my mind.
Nov. 1
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I have been a touch-typist computerist for education, work, and recreation for 55 years.

Developed carpal tunnel syndrome in both wrists.

Using a trackball helps. Switching to other hand for mouse/trackball helps.

Tried the wrist support/braces. Lived with it until it started waking me up at night.

What really helps is arthroscopic carpal tunnel release operation on the wrist. Right wrist 16 years ago; left wrist 10 years ago.

IANAD, but if you are having carpal tunnel release surgery, I strongly recommend having the arthroscopic version, if possible, rather than the “classic” version.

Not a hint of a problem with the respective arms after resuming work two days after the operation in both cases.
Oct. 31
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Don't know if they (who both won National Championships) ever played together, but I have played with both as have many others of their friends and bridge partners.

I will ask Bob (Feller) next time I talk to him :)
Oct. 28
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Heartiest congratulations to all involved.

Speaking of which, who is the seventh woman in the photograph?
Oct. 27
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David, “pot calling kettle black”? :)
Oct. 27
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I received an example.

The example was a scan from typewriter hard copy.

The Adobe OCR worked half-fast. It appeared that a higher resolution scan with higher contrast setting might produce a better, possibly even usable conversion.
Oct. 26
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