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Nigel Guthrie
Nigel Guthrie
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Nov. 8, 2011
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nige1
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What's the best line?
Richard Fleet "In my view, the best line is to duck a club." So why Abstain?
What's the best line?
Perhaps, at single-dummy, you should win K, cash A, cross to Q and lead a towards Q?
The Fallacy of Restricted Choice
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Are you still playing NMF?
You can always to use 2 as checkback, as proposed by Eric Crowhurst, about 60 years ago. I suggest this simple variation: After (say) 1 - 1 - 1N - 2 - ?? - 2 = ART MIN Denies 3 s. Denies 4 s. - 2 = NAT MIN 4 s. - 2 ...
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
Adam Meyerson "In Swiss teams, a team which is doing better will face a stronger opponent. This makes it hard for the better teams to create a big gap in the standings between them and the lower teams, because the further ahead they get the tougher the opposition. This creates ...
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
I claimed "A Swiss is a KO with extra chances when you lose." Andy Bowles quibbled "That's a strange way to describe it. It's much closer to an incomplete round-robin." IMO, it's both. It's a hybrid between an RR and a KO. Roughly speaking: - A KO ...
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
Stephen McGrahan "You say Swiss is better with less luck. No facts. RR you play all other teams so all teams face the same opponent with each round having equal weight. Yes you can swing in later rounds but that can happen in Swiss too. Standings should be relatively accurate ...
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
Lars Andersson asks "Are you saying NZ and Bulgaria got lucky?" Sort of. Although what I wrote is what I meant. I think the RR-KO format is more affected by luck than the Swiss format. For example, the Swiss format entails longer matches and more boards played (in the same ...
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
The sudden death nature of knock-outs was illustrated by today's Bermuda-Bowl quarter-finals, when e.g. - New-Zealand eliminated the Netherlands and - Bulgaria eliminated USA1. It's inevitable that the outcome of some top-level matches depend on when the music stops. This seems to happen quite often with the Round-robin + Knock-out ...
Why are there round robins in the World Team Championships?
Charles Brenner, please post you views on this topic.
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