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Yu, you are not getting my point.

It would cross my mind that maybe “nobody” should unilaterally take it upon themselves to “shoot” to win the match and possibly lose it when Meckwell very well could be bringing back enough to win without any “heroic action” on my part. :)
6 hours ago
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Jim: easily enough to win. As a matter of fact, defending any doubled contract 2C or higher is enough for District 6 to win.
10 hours ago
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6N says my partner is either psyching or opened ultra-ultra light. But if either is the case, why would I assume 6N makes.

And I know that RHO must be lying more than my partner.
10 hours ago
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Color me mystified.

I am in the last board of a close match with Meckwell as my teammates at the other table and I choose to unilaterally judge that I know precisely the state of the match and that a psych of a strong 1N overcall is called for!?

Should Meckwell be insulted?
10 hours ago
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Famous programmer's creed:

As far as we know, we have no undiscovered bugs.
July 19
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Much simpler scheme just requires 3 cheaters to blow hands whenever playing with the 4th unwitting victim.

This is similar to colluding with one or more other players in a poker game to “whipsaw” other players when any of the colluders give a sign that they have a sure winning hand.
July 17
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Just to make it clear, I don't personally object to “multiple posts about the same exact topic”, although some do.

I was just curious what people think about it. :)
July 14
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Its interesting that in my many years of playing bridge I have run into a few human pairs that indicate “better minor” on their convention card, but consistently seem to, in fact, bid “worser minor”.
July 14
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FYI, there are rooms available at the “host hotel” today that were NOT available yesterday.
July 14
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Greg, I bet if you (or any of us who are fluent in computer languages) were able to look at the code, we would find that there were numerous cases of:

1. Bad computer logic (programming errors).
2. Bad bridge logic.
3. “Bugs of omission” meaning situations where a legitimate bridge situation simply is not handled by the program(s) and “drops through” to some action that is absurd.
July 10
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Well, don't know. But I have been unable to deposit any funds on the site for over a year. Neither by PayPal nor credit card. Is there some other way to do it?

Is that just a USA thing?
July 9
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Greg, he means that the “bridge logic” is faulty or incomplete.

Donald, the paraphrased, “Catch 22” answer for that would be,

“I was not thinking about everything.”

In “Catch 22”,

“Tell us what you didn't say.”.

“I didn't say everything.”
July 7
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Interesting. Please tell us if you find out.

Wonder if BBO is pulling boards where the bot does something really horrendously ridiculous.
July 6
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I've heard there was a time when the forward pass was considered not (American) football.
July 5
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Interesting that second article where Cayne says he was not sponsoring the team. Then who, Burger? Or, nobody?
July 4
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John, I believe you, but what sense does that make?
July 3
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Paul Weinstock “I wanted to play only the second session, but the system didn't gave me such a possibility.”

Glad to hear that it was not only my wife that this happened to. Also a big reason for reduced participation on second day.
July 3
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Steve, Kieran is saying that LHO will never duck Ace unless you were cold anyway.
July 1
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I believe this WBF (or EBL) business of being extremely vague about the COC of consolations and then changing them or cancelling them routinely without any warning is outrageous and I cannot think of why they have been (tacitly) allowed to do this for so long.

It has happened to me twice (Transnational Mixed Teams and Senior Teams) and it is frustrating. I guess the only thing one can say is that it is another good reason to qualify. I think that is the WBF/EBL's basic attitude.
July 1
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Not sure what BBO's feeling is about all of these GIB hints, strategies, and failings.

If they want EVERYBODY to know them, just give me a look at the code and I (or any other very experienced software developer who has an adequate level of bridge expertise) can list them all in detail. Yes, and I realize that much of this is based on simulation and/or probabilistic.
July 1
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