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Paul Cornelius
Paul Cornelius
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July 12, 2014
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Nov. 11, 2015
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Humorous Bridge Happenings You’ve Experienced
I'm about to start a Swiss team match against a couple of opponents that I've never seen before. But my partner knows both of them, and as we shuffle the cards there is a lot of friendly banter back and forth. We finish shuffling and RHO puts the ...
Chess champion Emanuel Lasker
In chess 100% of the other people at the table are trying to beat you. In bridge it only feels that way.
The Videos Speak: Balicki - Zmudzinski
Richard: I agree. Some practical questions: suppose you are convinced that your RHO is sending illegal signals. Would it matter to you if LHO is watching them or not? Would you be willing to play against them in an important tournament, as long as you have some doubt whether LHO ...
The Videos Speak: Balicki - Zmudzinski
David, That's basically the defense used by Terence Reese in "Story of an accusation." Since the hands themselves didn't clearly show that they took advantage of their (alleged) knowledge of partner's heart length, it wasn't really cheating but just a fun new way of holding their ...
The Videos Speak: Balicki - Zmudzinski
In your original example, the hypothesis "If B scratches his nose he has a singleton" would be false 40 times and true only 10 times. Therefore the hypothesis would be rejected. Kit's hypothesis is "If B is third hand on defense, and makes the gesture, he has a five ...
The Videos Speak: Balicki - Zmudzinski
Michael, Let me see if I can help to clarify this. The original hypothesis was, "If B makes the gesture he has a 5-card suit." The data says that it is (very, very likely) true. You are concerned about the hypothesis "If B doesn't make the gesture, he doesn ...
Chess champion Emanuel Lasker
See http://www.chess.com/article/view/the-cognitive-psychology-of-chess. Quote from the article: "After a century of investigation, not a single study with adult chess players has managed to establish a link between chess skill and intelligence. Intellect had little predictive power among strong chess players."
Chess champion Emanuel Lasker
David Strauss peaked about 2550 USCF (I think) and is also a Life Master at bridge. We played a tournament chess game in 1975 and were bridge partners a few times in 2014 (insert remark here about "young man's game/old man's game"). Two Dutch brothers, Hans and ...
Chess champion Emanuel Lasker
If I remember correctly DeFotis made an even score in the US Chess Championship (more prestigious than the Open) in the mid-seventies. That would have made him top-10 in the country at the time, although he disappeared from the chess world soon after
Chess champion Emanuel Lasker
Keiran, there has been a great deal of research in the field of cognitive science into the basis of chess ability, and it refutes what you say. Chess ability isn't correlated with IQ and is one of three areas where child prodigies exist (math and music are the others ...
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