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Sam Dinkin
Sam Dinkin
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Basic Information

Member Since
April 23, 2012
Last Seen
Aug. 9
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
5th Place NA Swiss, Providence, RI, 2014; Silver Medal 2009 Venice Cup NPC; US Junior Team 1993
Regular Bridge Partners
Cenk Tuncok, JoAnna Stansby, Michael Shuster, Nancy Joe
Favorite Conventions
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
Dinkin-Baker Precision
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LaTeX version of convention cards?
I would be playing my same old conventions as on my current convention card which I made in Excel. LaTeX is a typesetting language.
ACBL Masterpoint® Awards
Yes, it seems best to award at least as many masterpoints to the team that beat the evening's winner in a 4-way in the afternoon as to the evening's winner. I also agree that both afternoon winners should count as having survived a round.
Building a bidding system
Je ne lis pas le français.
Article about AI vs. Humans
Computer bridge has a long way to go before it gets to the level of Chess, Go or Backgammon. Take GIB for instance. GIB needs to work on their defense to common bidding methods. E.g., it's defense to 1 Precision is pretty poor. Second, they need to ...
Article about AI vs. Humans
They withdrew the assertion that computer bridge players are better than humans.
Building a bidding system
Any system design book with the Fibonacci sequence is probably worth a read, especially if you're designing a relay system.
USBF seeding. Total PP's vs. Deep Bye PP's
Positioning points go back further than deep-seeding positioning points. Seeding points may be better, but wasn't speaking to that.
USBF seeding. Total PP's vs. Deep Bye PP's
The best information we have on seeding is the regular positioning points. Once a team has qualified for a deep bye, I believe it's best to use this best information for accurate seeding within the round.
3-Day Free NABC Online Practice (7/7-9) and some updates
If the three GIBs together are taking a total of less than 1 min per board, then 5 min per board in the GIB individual would more generous than an 8 min/board live event. And I would expect that would still leave more break time in the GIB individual ...
Playing with and against the GIBs
Yes, it would be best that the purposeful misdeal to give you the best hand is UI if the GIBs you were playing against were participants (since it's not only unauthorized to them, but they're programmed to be unaware of it), but they're non-participants.

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