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Nicolas Hammond
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Member Since
Aug. 14, 2014
Last Seen
40 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player. IBPA member. CEO Hammond Software. Hammond Software developed ACBLscore+, now known as Bridgescore+.

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Anti cheating committee
"Knowing" someone is cheating and "proving" someone is cheating are two different things. "Proof" comes from video analysis in the FTF days, or from expert analysis of a series of plays and the decision that these are atypical bridge decisions. These days it is the statistical anomaly from the data ...
Confession of a Self-Kibitzer
From Tom: "That’s exactly the problem. WC player on form or subtle self-Kibitzer? You can’t tell the difference unless the player is careless." You can, but as Justin points out: From Justin: "A truly world class player who is self kibitzing and being smart is probably almost impossible ...
2020 North American Online Bridge Championships
Tom and his team are looking at data for a single player, not all four players. Probably incorrect to use a x4 multiplier, but let's assume that for argument's sake so Jürgen is probably closer to the mark. Also, there is a limit to how long someone can ...
2020 North American Online Bridge Championships
Your last two paragraphs are incorrect. This is an assumption on your part which is not supported by the data. Honest experts frequently disagree about the best call/play. Honest experts often make incorrect decisions on best single dummy play (we all make mistakes). Honest experts make decisions based on ...
Confession of a Self-Kibitzer
Perhaps X is more appropriate.
Burden Of Proof
In Bridge, the P value is the number of visits to the toilet per player per session. Bridge administrators know that the P value is higher for Seniors events and therefore assign them rooms closest to the toilets. The P value for on-line events is unknown. However, with all the ...
Burden Of Proof
@Paul. Actually there is more; but to answer each point. 1) This is subjective. 2) "The number of players or pairs being monitored should be taken into consideration here". Depends. 3) This assumes you know the method. 4) This is also subjective. Assume a coin toss situation, where a player ...
Anti cheating committee
Against double dummy in this particular case; though I have different metrics for measuring defensive play.
2020 North American Online Bridge Championships
Curious - how long do you think it would take to review a board already played? Asking because I have some players doing this at the moment. Understanding the metrics is important.
Confession of a Self-Kibitzer
Everyone is under suspicion. Some are just under more suspicious than others. I have data on all players. My computer has no friends. Just BBO handles. I'm not on any committee.
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