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John Uchida
John Uchida
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April 6, 2011
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Robots did me dirty
Relying on GIB to have made the "correct" preference with longer support for one of partner's suits is playing with dynamite. Sometimes GIB will make a preference with 1 or 2 cards when holding 5 cards in the other suit. Just another bidding bug that has been around for ...
Extras or Not?
OP said the opening bid was 1. Wouldn't you open 1NT if hearts and diamonds were exchanged? With your sample hand, I would consider my options and open a 15-17 1NT.
BBO Best Hand Idea
Most BBO robot tournaments are very short 8 or 12 board events. If it's the opponents hand, you don't have to decide whether to bid a game/slam or not, whether to play in NT or a suit, whether to double the opponents, etc. Sure, you may want ...
BBO Best Hand Idea
Is that opening 1NT, 1M, or 1m?
BBO Best Hand Idea
If you are going to have best hand tournaments, let either the human player or their robot partner have the best hand. The human player can't make decisions based on the fact that partner has at most the same HCP or less. There would still be some additional HCP ...
Open letter to Robb Gordon
I don't know what Alexander is implying. Would he rather defend mostly blind because the bidding doesn't give away lots of information? How is it a bad thing when you have more information about declarer's hand?
Chess Cheating Scandal
Cheating by using a chess program. How unoriginal. As Yogi Berra said, "It's like déjà vu all over again."
Explainable, But How?
According to Truscott, Kehela had a 180 degree change in position some time after observing Reese-Schapiro.
Another Reese-Schapiro Hand
>>> Another thing I can't fathom about this is the supposed method chosen of cheating. Why chose such a blatant and unusual method of signaling if you didn't want to get caught? Hmmm, it always seems blatant and unusual after somebody figures out the method of cheating. If you ...
Another Reese-Schapiro Hand
>>> Especially as R-S lost 23 imps during the deals on which they are alleged to have cheated :) IIRC this was one of Reese's arguments to disprove they were cheating. A couple of things to note: 1. This was a team game, if the opponents played great, or your other ...
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