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Jeroen Swinkels
Jeroen Swinkels
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Basic Information

Member Since
Dec. 15, 2010
Last Seen
May 22
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I work at the math/game-theory end of economics, and think about information a lot.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
If I had a bridge memory, I really think I could play this game.
Favorite Conventions
Bayes' rule. Not a convention? Still my favorite.
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ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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For Those Interested in AI and Bridge
Of course, the process Eric describes is not a million miles from the optimization process that both designed us and found something like an equilibrium of the game being played among our genes. And, processes in this broad class are pretty damn good at optimizing in complicated landscapes. So, maybe ...
Robert Schachter's bidding problem: 96 K743 3 J87543
I am so clearly in the minority here, that I know I'm about to learn something. But, to take the three comments above, if partner's double is classic, and they have a home somewhere, that somewhere is in diamonds. If partner can hit diamonds (because his double was ...
Oren Kriegel's lead problem: 76 982 JT963 AT4
A heart overcall would have made a heart lead more attractive because of the inference she has values there, but much less attractive because it suggests that at least one opponent is short, and this doesn't look like a hand where forcing them to ruff is going to help ...
Kenneth Wik's bidding problem: J AJx AKT76 QJxx
Is this a round robin where 2 teams of 3 advance, or only 1? If 2, what do I think of the team not currently at my table, and do I have a sense of how we are doing in the other match? Depending on the answers, pass, which is ...
Love's Bridge Squeezes Complete for PC
Someone upthread said that they got along fine with hand diagrams. I don't, and find reading complicated defensive problems just hard. My brain is much happier if it can see the steps occurring. If I want to take my favorite book on defense, say Kelsey, and use a computer ...
RKC poll
We should refer to this as the "Monty Page Problem", and all argue about Bayes rule a lot.
You must follow the Laws
If I was "trying my best on every hand" as Robinson suggests, I would presumably call the director in every situation where a BIT ruling might go my way, even if I doubted that the partner of the player who hitched had even picked up on it. As declarer, I ...
Your choice?
One is tempted to post a reply to this in all caps. Nice article in the BW. :)
2014 Buffett Cup Cancelled
If the USBF wanted something really systematic for selection, then they could have designed a process they liked anywhere in the last n years. Having left a vacuum, they want to burn things down because the process was too arbitrary? Or, perfectly arbitrary enough, but just with the wrong balance ...
Darin Campo's bidding problem: KQJTxx QJ9xx Kx ---
I'm passing. Pard heard the auction and may well have a blizzard. I hope he finds a "passive" lead from some short suit.
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