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Nicolas Hammond
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Aug. 14, 2014
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Bridge player. IBPA member. CEO Hammond Software. Hammond Software developed ACBLscore+, now known as Bridgescore+.

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2020 North American Online Bridge Championships
In case you don't know, here is a 3 minute clip from the British show, "The IT Crowd" in 2008 where Jen, head of IT, is shown the Internet. And this is her speech:
The Kibs Are Not Alright
@Kit: It looks like there was at least one cheating player at the tournaments. I didn't look up to see who you played against. I haven't looked at a single board from the event; just the data. I will state that based on what I see that Bart ...
2020 North American Online Bridge Championships
@Richard: This is the difference between apples and oranges. A computer can look at a lot of data, and from this determine a player (or pair, I'll just use the generic term player from now on) that is likely cheating. It can do all of this very quickly. This ...
How to Handle Suspicions of Cheating in an Online Club Game
The WBF hearing was chaired by Georgia Heth. Now ACBL president. Donna Compton provides a good review here: The WBF hearing was held in Dallas on the same day at the German AGM meaning the German Bridge Federation were unable to attend the original ...
How to Handle Suspicions of Cheating in an Online Club Game
I did not (and could not!) read the original German. From what I understand there were flawed procedures in the WBF hearing. The German court did not address the cheating issue, but vacated the original WBF finding based on incorrect procedures leaving the German doctors able to play. Please correct ...
Master as a racist term
I would encourage all of those who posted in this sub-thread to join ABA and attend an ABA event. Once you do, you will understand why they would not want to merge and give up what they have.
Master as a racist term
@Amy: Context is everything. NLM means something else outside of bridge. I'm sure SLU. And racism is NLM.
anything to see here?
@Ian; if this is the first round, there is typically no swinging. If this is the last round, and you 'know' you are having a bad session and need close to tops in the final round to win something (in ACBLland it's the masterpoint), then people swing away.
How to Handle Suspicions of Cheating in an Online Club Game
@Amy: No. No (illegal under the Laws). Yes, but if you had examples from previous situations you have a case, c.f. Lall/Bathurst. We all do. You shouldn't, spelling lessons instead :-); correct; we are all glad you are not.
How to Handle Suspicions of Cheating in an Online Club Game
I am working with some of the virtual clubs. They have banned players. It does not become public. They ban because the players are cheating. So far, no-one has complained. The cheating players move on to other clubs. ACBL does little; it is easier for the clubs to ban the ...
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