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Oct. 19, 2014
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... or his third turn ... or his fourth turn.
“Detecting Cheating in Bridge” by Nic Hammond. Preliminary thoughts
My recollection of the P. Hal Sims story is that after tanking for a while, he announced that neither opponent held the queen and sure enough, it was found on the floor under the table.
The Pros have no idea
You're missing the point. 6D making 7 is a reasonable result. 3NT making 5, 6, or 7 is not - but that's what happens at clubs. The pros writing the analysis don't seem to realize how often this happens. This was just one hand, most of the rest ...
The Pros have no idea
Now we know, our club does not play nearly as well as the entrants to the Blue Ribbon Pairs.
Poker and Computers/AI
“No other popular recreational game captures the challenges of hidden information as effectively and as elegantly as poker,” Brown and Sandholm write. I don't think these guys play bridge.
The Pros have no idea
That was not my impression, but I could be wrong. If I am, Europeans must play MUCH better than we do.
The Pros have no idea
Not in mine either.
The Pros have no idea
Some might, but no danger of that at the club. Most don't evaluate at all, they just count. All 18s are the same to them. I imagine South at my table did the same, after all, even if North is maximum, 18+12 is only 30, far less than ...
The Pros have no idea
At our club a 15-18 range is not uncommon. I'm not endorsing it, just reporting it.
The Pros have no idea
Yes, same deal.

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