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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
39 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player for over 50 years (hard to believe I don't play better).  Did take several years off a few times for family and work. Two grown children and four wonderful granddaughters (who don't play bridge but are all super softball players).

Professional computerist (everything EXCEPT electronics and hardware engineering) for over 40 years and still counting.  Education in Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Business Administration.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
World Mixed BAM - Lille, France
Bridge Accomplishments
Overall in National Open Swiss Teams, Senior Swiss Teams, and Mixed BAM; Many Regional A, Open, and Bracket 1 Teams and Pairs wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
and favorite bridge partner - my wife.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Philadelphia and Lille World Series, New Orleans, San Francisco and Washington Nationals, Cambridge and Virginia Beach Regionals.
Favorite Conventions
Puppet over 1N, Exclusion Blackwood, Delayed Splinters, Michaels, Unusual NT
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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CAS Decision on Fantoni and Nunes
Roy, there were many, many players who were identified as steroid users. If Barry Bonds is singled out, it was mainly because he broke the record for home runs in a single season and also holds the record for home runs in a career (among other amazing statistics and accomplishments ...
New Prime Number !
It's not the language, it's the logic. A great book can be translated into numerous languages. FORTRAN was plenty adequate in its day.
Tournaments using computers
Gary, what does being super-intelligent about the indoor domiciles of horses have to do with this.
New Bridge Magazine now online
OK, so notification is out. The important thing is that it looks fantastic with Bridge World (or better) quality both in production values and content.
Team League Structure in ACBL
You have to differentiate between "leagues" and single or double-elimination KO events. I believe the NYC area has had one of the premier double-elimination KO events for very many years.
Masterpoints(tm) in the ACBL; I am sure other jurisdictions have more or less equivalents
Adam: "Lots of people have made posts about how they don't care about master points ... but I think a lot of these posts are just thinly disguised bragging." This is known as "virtue signaling" and is epidemic in the age of social media.
Boosting a Bridge Artificial Intelligence
Sort of reminds me of the "cold fusion" episode. LOL
Boosting a Bridge Artificial Intelligence
It's clear that "something" improved Wbridge5's results fairly suddenly. Will be interesting to see if all of the AI experts can agree on what it is.
Play Records, Another Argument for E-Bridge (not necessarily online bridge)
Just to add to Peg and Jim's (and others) comments, I believe (in the forseeable future) that VR (virtual reality) will make it possible to play physically separated but not feel the difference over being together at one table.
ACBL Team cost vent - if it's as stupid as it looks. I'm hoping I was wrong.
The "bridge marketing world" is very similar to the computer-related products marketing world. There are: 1. Novice, amateur, local, casual users 2. Power users 3. Professional users for both. Perhaps one could look at how Microsoft, Apple, Google, et al market their products for some clues to marketing bridge.

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