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Eric Hamilton
Eric Hamilton
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Member Since
Jan. 19, 2017
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
Once introduced two of my regular partners to one another. Two of the three participants in this interaction believe that it turned out well.
Bridge Accomplishments
“I think there cannot be said too little on the subject" - Jane Austen
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ACBL Ranking
Eric's generic 2/1 card
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Crowd-Sourcing the Bridge World's March 2020 MSC Contest
Many many years ago, back in Usenet days, for a while I was part of a group of intermediate players collaborating on the MSC. The collective did MUCH better than any one individual within it: no one’s initial set of answers would have scored better than the high 600s ...
Crowd-Sourcing the Bridge World's March 2020 MSC Contest
> So what happened? I leaned a lot. Can’t speak for my anonymous collaborators, but I’d bet they did too.
Rate mY Idiocy
Terence Reese described this play in one of his books... of course it works in the book. The only time I got to try it, my partner as dummy knew exactly what I was doing but RHO with both aces didn't count the spades and assumed that the trey ...
How do you like to play 2!D here?
Different how?
Eric Hamilton's lead problem: J8 K73 A42 JT875
Yes, and if I had chosen the winning one I mght not have posted the problem :) But I am curious - what thought process swayed you to the diamond ace?
How well do you understand restricted choice?
I may not have been clear. The way the show was run, the host did not open a door randomly, he randomly chose whether to open a door that did not conceal the prize or to open no door. Under those conditions, switching when he does choose to open a ...
How well do you understand restricted choice?
> My recollection is reading that Monty Hall himself said that he either chose to reveal a door or not according to his feeling (perhaps he endeavored to get the better of the contestant thought that is not clear), and that in fact sometimes he did not offer the switch chance ...
How well do you understand restricted choice?
PB and ML have it right - thanks.
How well do you understand restricted choice?
50% and 33% are right for the first two (assuming that the information was obtained as described by Eric Kerr above) However, 33% is not right for the third and fourth problems. The seemingly irrelevant information actually makes a big difference. You can prove this using Bayes Theorem, but there ...
How Hard Will You Strain to Raise
also specifiy the scoring (matchpoints or IMPs), if only for the sake of definiteness.

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