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John Larkin
John Larkin
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The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
That's the one.
A Tale of Two Bootstraps OR How to significantly improve ACBL masterpoint allocations in a way that most everyone will hate…
Wasn't quite sure of mechanics. Is this a bit like a simplistic Markov model? Have you run the bootstrap for a tied match? Have you run it again for the same match? (Yep, a different million) What results did you get?
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
There was a previous thread on BW where my "old-fashioned and basic" (my own admission) approach leaving partner's pass of a redouble as "to play" was given short shrift. Interesting to see there was at least one major pairing back then taking the same approach... Their bidding does seem ...
Did The Blue Team Cheat?
I suppose one might wonder whether each of the other teams only had two or three actual "world class" players themselves.Two absolute best might swing it. For Europeans, Africans, Asians, South and Central Americans.... imagine five-a-side football match. One team has Messi and Ronaldo. How good would the other ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Sorry....I was just suggesting a slight clarification to make meaning more immediately obvious. Apologies.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
Review last paragraph? It takes a second or two to understand ( maybe me).
Did The Blue Team Cheat?
Would seem best not to have a "don't know" if you wish to assess opinion. If included, everyone should vote for it, and you would only learn what "extremists" think from those who didn't.
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
NG: Nope. Not saying that at all. Just pointing out a consistency in both your views. That JKW is arguably using the unlikelihood of BW behaving in this fashion otherwise to emphasise how certain she is that he was certain that dodginess was going on. It may have been an ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
NG! JKW: Maybe both saying the same thing. If you weren't ch#*ing, someone doing that to you would be "gamesmanship" (actually, worse). JKW is saying that BW would never resort to gamesmanship, and therefore this only happened because he "knew" there was dodginess going on. Hence he would ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
One possibility. The code had nothing to do with the lighter (deliberate decoy?). Suspicious opponent asks you not to bring your lighter into the game. "OK" [cough]. (Cough) Edited to add cough in normal brackets as the square brackets of a stage direction appear to hide the word.
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