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Lior Silberman
Lior Silberman
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Jan. 30, 2011
Last Seen
March 13
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What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
I have no tournament bridge experience, but the chess answer to "what if we have several 10-minute hands" is that your level of play depends on the time allotted. It is completely understood that if you reach a complicated position with little time on the clock you might make a ...
What Are We Going To Do About Slow Play?
I assume these are android or iOS tablets rather than full-fledged PCs. In that case put an air-gapped PC under the table and connect it to the tablets with four USB cables. You can then "reverse tether": use the PC as a network bridge between the tablets. The advantage of ...
Exploratory Data Analysis of Chicago Club Attendance
The EBU hasn't published the research underlying its rating system, but in the official explanations it is claimed that the small number of players who play outside each club is sufficient to bring the rating system to global equilibrium.
World Championship update
Did Meckwell really play 287 boards? That's not a multiple of 16!
Second Thoughts about U31 Junior Event
Total masterpoints is not a rating system: it measures lifetime achievement rather than current playing strength.
Second Thoughts about U31 Junior Event
(outsider point of view) I think what you need is a rating system, so that you can open the events based on skills (ceilings or floors as the case may be) rather than calendar age.
There is a significant difference between visa denials on political reasons (e.g. Indonesia refusing to give visas to Israelis as such) and visa denials on individual grounds. After all many people are denied visas every day for normal, ordinary reasons. I will not speculate on the reasons for the ...
Unnecessary Dentist
On p4 it is [i]East[/i] who might continue clubs, not North.
15 seconds to the Bermuda Bowl
(Snark) The game of chess employs an ingenious device for encouraging players to plan their next move before it is their turn to make it ...
What other sport or mind game competition allows bad players to become champions by hiring good players ?
Another aspect of the problem is the lack of a good rating system for bridge. Because there is no independent measure of playing strength, proxies like masterpoints and titles are used instead, and so those who measure success by "number of titles" feel it's unfair that weaker players have ...

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