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Greg Herman
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Basic Information

Member Since
Aug. 16, 2011
Last Seen
July 5
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Seattleite; spent five years in Colorado for my PhD.

Recent Ex-Junior and US Junior Internationalist (2013, 2014, 2016, 2018).

Meteorologist/Atmospheric Scientist.

Machine Learning Scientist.



United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
2017 JUSBC USA2 Final, 4th Quarter
Bridge Accomplishments
USA2 U26 2014, 2016, 2018, 2nd U21 2013 Teams, Collegiate Champion 2013, 2nd 100-200 Mini McKenney 2012
Member of Bridge Club(s)
University of Washington Bridge Club
Favorite Tournaments
Favorite Conventions
Transfers, T/O Doubles
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Ruby Life Master
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Greg Herman's bidding problem: QJ62 3 QJ852 A95
Thanks. Apologies for the duplicate.
Why is this day different from all others?
"I know I am coming across as an arrogant A-hole....[it] affected me personally in ways that are not rational. I totally went on tilt...Two days later and I need to get over it." Important words to heed come Italy, Dave.
USBF To Hold U31 Trials for 2020 WYBTC
Another potentially biased poster, but I am also sympathetic to the USBF's overall funding decision. However, I do still have a few comments: 1) The trials are scheduled very soon (only 2 months!) before the championship event. This makes it certain that travel will be more expensive than if ...
U31 junior event
Epic Finish in Seamon USA2 Final
Condolences to the Wei team. They were fierce competitors, tough opponents, and played fantastically both in our match and throughout the event; the match could have easily gone the other way. Very empathetic to them, having been in a similar (albeit less dramatic) position in the USA2 final four years ...
Should District 9 have resigned?
I mention the first two because they both act to decrease the win probability by approximately a factor of two (exactly a factor of two for item (2)) which, from a decision theory perspective, can be critical for end user decision making. I put the comment about n vs. n-1 ...
Should District 9 have resigned?
Dave, Two comments, accepting all of your other assumptions: 1) The two-sided area within 3 standard deviations of a normal distribution is a bit over 0.997, not 0.990...the third decimal being significant when you're talking about probabilities in the tail. 2) Your probabilities correspond to two-sided ...
Feedback for Convention Chart, Part 2
Thanks for all your work on this- it is much appreciated. On the ACBL Mid-Chart, it is currently legal to, by partnership agreement, be permitted to open a Multi 2 with 5M(332) pattern and a below average strength hand. It seems that since this agreement does not show ...
Captain's Diary, Day 0: Arrival and Opening Ceremony
Looks like your welcome gift offered more than your typical entrée in Salsomaggiore. Good luck to you and the team!
Faulty Claim Ruling
Michael, I reread the claim statement provided by the OP again. What specifically in the wording convinces you that declarer will play first? While I agree that my conviction that declarer would play first was somewhat unfounded, it certainly doesn't seem precluded. There are 'conflicting' things, neither ...

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