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Benjamin Weiss
Benjamin Weiss
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Member Since
Oct. 8, 2010
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Bridge Player

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Bridge Accomplishments
Winning Flight C GNT in 2009 (Washington D.C.)
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Brian Wyman
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BunnyGo
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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REACH: Win Gold Pts at Clubs & Support International Bridge
Maine being a unit makes some sense...there just aren't that many of us up here. No matter how you count.
Statistical Models for Testing Illegal Communication
Hi Greg, Thank you for all your work, and in particular a great demonstration of how an academic con do outreach to the community both with your time, and your exposition. I've been trying to compare your model to a Bayesian one, and was wondering if you could comment ...
REACH: Win Gold Pts at Clubs & Support International Bridge
I've tried about half a dozen times at two different schools (Bates college and UMaine). I've had some limited success getting students in the door, and learning the game, but none keeping them interested past the first couple meetings. At this point I've given up on college ...
Rubber bridge and the clubs
I'd potentially be interested in playing duplicate boards with partscores. So N/S vulnerable with 60 on, and E/W NV with nothing. Would capture some extra aspects of rubber bridge that duplicate loses.
Dealing Cards
An excellent, and easy to implement algorithm for shuffling is found here. I regularly have students prove that it works (assuming you can actually generate log2(52!) bits of randomness) and program it. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fisher–Yates_shuffle
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Dealing Cards
In fact, in Winkler's result, he talked about a game that should be 50-50, but if the deck is only shuffled 7 times, it's 80-20 based on how the cards had been played.
Dealing Cards
Not exactly. Played cards are highly correlated: people follow suit; honors cover honors; etc. When you don't shuffle enough, there are noticeable differences in the deal. The biggest one is that they won't be as distributional. You may have heard people complaining that computer deals are "wild", it ...
Dealing Cards
This seems to be related only to the fact that the person isn't "in" shuffling. That is, they are controlling the bottom card during the shuffle. There are many ways to control 1 or more cards while appearing to shuffle--the method of shuffling and dealing doesn't really change ...
Dealing Cards
Your implication that 5 shuffles is enough, and your statement that distributing them doesn't matter are both incorrect. 1) 5 riffle-shuffles is only very slightly better than not shuffling at all. As famously shown by Perci Diaconis and Dave Bayer, anything less than 7 shuffles isn't particularly random ...
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