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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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What’s your favourite ...
TBF, it appears that most of Richard's favourites didn't come out before WWII.
Ban Collusive Cheaters For Life
Genuine remorse absolutely, complete disclosure of methods used and turned gamekeeper definitely needed. But as a junior coach I'm very particular about who I let anywhere near the juniors.
Nutrition/fitness levels of top bridge pros
Very interested in all of this. By extension, the deals where one would expect a difference are those with high complexity/difficult judgement - by extension these are often big swinging deals. It might be possible to demonstrate an edge on such deals through experiment.
Do You Count Your Cards?
I was lazy and didn't for many years. Somehow over the last few I've acquired the habit and now do it as a matter of course
Nutrition/fitness levels of top bridge pros
In that case I've got a whole list of edges from Sport Science for you. If people can be bothered to make the effort!
Nutrition/fitness levels of top bridge pros
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Nutrition/fitness levels of top bridge pros
One problem is quantifying what kind of edge this stuff gives you. If you could guarantee half an imp per board we'd probably have the fittest athletes of any sport!
Nutrition/fitness levels of top bridge pros
Visualising a skill to master it, yes. Developing the endurance to reproduce that skill perfectly over many hours, no.
Nutrition/fitness levels of top bridge pros
It's not just about being fit. It's about being fit for purpose. There is some translation between physical/health stamina and mental health/stamina and I do think that in terms of maximising this aspect that most bridge players are woefully deficient. However, the principle of training specificity ...
Future NABC sites?
Suggestion from the NFL. Hold an NABC in Europe!
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