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Benjamin Weiss
Benjamin Weiss
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Basic Information

Member Since
Oct. 8, 2010
Last Seen
22 hours ago
Member Type
Bridge Player

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
Winning Flight C GNT in 2009 (Washington D.C.)
Regular Bridge Partners
Brian Wyman
BBO Username
BunnyGo
ACBL Ranking
Life Master
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Proving Nonrandomness
It was only discovered after the first trial. At the first trial (referenced in the quote above) they didn't have time to discover the mechanism, because his lawyer pushed for a speedy trial.
How to Attract Youth Players?
I agree. I personally got started playing because my grandfather was a big money bridge player, and it was a way for us to spend time together. But I got hooked for the gambling, competitive, and social aspects (only later did I care about tournaments). Then in grad school I ...
Most Likely Plus
Page 7 play through has west playing the diamond 8 instead of diamond 9. Thanks for the great series.
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
Conflict of Interest
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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.
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