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Alan Shillitoe
Alan Shillitoe
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Member Since
May 4, 2015
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Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

English Bridge's chief babysitter.

United Kingdom

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BBO Username
the saint
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What is an Expert in EBUland?
I'm not claiming to be an expert, but I'm a case study in how external factors can affect recent form. When we had my little boy my rating dropped by up to seven points over the next year. That's sleep deprivation for you! It's a lot ...
What is an Expert in EBUland?
Kind of reverse Dunning-Kruger. An expert knows how bad they really are.
What is an Expert in EBUland?
It's also far easier to maintain or raise a grade if you play in higher average standard fields. Try maintaining an NGS of over 70 playing in a 40 strength event. As Clive said. It's a bit of (interesting) fun and nothing more.
Soft Question on Bridge vs Chess vs Backgammon
TBH, you can often tell if someone is a weak player even before they pick up their cards by the things they say. It's why I usually try to keep my mouth shut...
Sir Everton Weekes
Given the fireworks they are both capable of, I wasn't breathing easy until both Hardik and Pant had gone - whatever the win predictor said.
Sir Everton Weekes
Quite right. Neither of them will ever surpass Chris Tavare.
Sir Everton Weekes
Get Sachin (or Virat or MSD) to play and you've solved the recruitment problem in India forever!
David Burn's bidding problem: AQT72 A3 Q93 J72
The classic balls of steel double position!
Outraged by the USBF
Interesting idea. Long matches give an edge to better teams. Selection could evolve between matches as form / tactics dictate. Although the dreaded S-word might have something to do with that!
Outraged by the USBF
He said could, not should.

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