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Nat Silver
Nat Silver
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Member Since
Sept. 28, 2013
Last Seen
Jan. 31
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

I was a troubled lad, whose father died in 1966. To escape, I began playing bridge at the Chess and Checker Club of New York in Times Square, better known as The Flea House. It was run by John Fursa, a former bridge player. It was the place where serious Scrabble originated. I graduated to the Gothem Bridge Club on 72nd Street. Down the street was the Chess House, another offbeat place that had bridge in the back, run by Jimmy Hamilton.  


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ACBL Ranking
Non Life Master
Sorry, this user has no cards yet.
Firm Justice - No Matter the Person's "Status"
As has been expressed here, the Olympic movement is a hotbed of hypocrisy. They had to strip Bolt of his 2008 relay medal, once the transgression would become public knowledge or face being accused of favoritism. This Olympic witch hunt is another chapter in a misguided attempt to rewrite history ...
Firm Justice - No Matter the Person's "Status"
It's not beside the point. Additionally, some can register their intolerance by chiming in and attacking me, as you are doing now.
Firm Justice - No Matter the Person's "Status"
The OP has not disclosed (here) his own axe to grind, related to the ACBL. He has not given up the ghost concerning a national bridge title from decades ago, he believes is rightly his and at this point his only shot to make Grand Life Master.
Machine Learning and Bridge
If you want to model human behavior, including correctly interpreting most honest (and/or dishonest) hesitations, etc., Phillip and Kurt, you have a strong case that Bridge is infinite. As with chess, computers do not have to think like humans to play much better than they do. It is up ...
Machine Learning and Bridge
If I understand you correctly, you claim that assuming a proof that machines can play Bridge better than humans would lead to an infinite regress; i.e., a contradiction. Well, I can't really comment on that except to say any proof of the correctness of an algorithm is quite ...
Machine Learning and Bridge
Phillip Martin, Godel's Incompleteness Theorem applies only to sufficiently powerful formal systems. If what we think is an important theorem is undecidable (has no proof) in one formal system, we can change our axioms. What Godel showed is that all of mathematics cannot be generated by a machine. But ...
How Old Were You?
There is no category for 20.
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
There are exceptions, not to mention any names: Marty Bergen.
ACBL Chief Executive Tenders Resignation
Fact Instead Of Fiction: A True Report on the Denver Regional
Tell me that I'm wrong. Wasn't there a window of time to correct the scores (without penalty) after Passell was told what had happened?

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