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Alan Shillitoe
Alan Shillitoe
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May 4, 2015
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about me

English Bridge's chief babysitter.

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United Kingdom

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the saint
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Elinescu and Wladow win their case against the WBF
When we know which event they are going to return in, perhaps it could get sponsorship from Benylin.
Elinescu and Wladow win their case against the WBF
It would certainly say a lot about anyone who did team up with them.
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
Perhaps then with further context applied to the data, it may be possible to see which style of leading is more effective. Same contract, same declarer, same suit lead, different leading methods of the respective pairs. Or it may be inherently random given the deal and pips in question. See ...
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
As an extension to this, I spent my drive home from work this evening thinking of ways in which the database could be exploited. Since the alerting and explanations of bids on VG is pretty ropey at best, using the pair names might be a way to trigger some basic ...
600k boards from Vugraph: lies, damned lies, and statistics
I'd suggest a couple of cases - the 4-4M fit and the 5-3M fit vs 3NT - also worth considering IMPs vs MPs too. Could probably refine this still further.
Emily Middleton's bidding problem: T8xxx KQJ9x x Kx
I have a mum who loves Agatha Christie.
Bridge is Sixty Percent Bidding?
Perhaps analysing how many IMPs are won/lost relative to you or opponents bidding close to theoretical par. Then determine how many IMPs are won/lost relative to the contract actually bid to. Would give an impression of relative importance.
Bridge is Sixty Percent Bidding?
Still got to play and defend them properly when you get there. What's the point in having laser targeted bidding if you can't play two cards in order. Bidding creates opportunities. Card play finishes them off.
Emily Middleton's bidding problem: T8xxx KQJ9x x Kx
Where is the option to put cyanide in partner's cup of tea?
Bridge not a sport for VAT purposes says EU court
In line with some of the other comments on this thread and not necessarily the VAT issue, I want to add context to Jeremy's comment on junior members. While the base number may have increased, I don't think the number of active juniors has in the same ratio ...
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