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Paul Holmes
Paul Holmes
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Member Since
July 12, 2011
Last Seen
46 minutes ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Akron OH area. College professor (Economics/Statistics). ~1400mps. Young LM pairs 1st 2018, 3rd 2016; Micro-Spingold 3rd/4th 2019; NAP-C 3rd 2006.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Regular Bridge Partners
Eric Gettleman, Jake Agregado Jr
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Silver Life Master
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Another BBO question - scripting
looks like a missing comma in the second-last element as well: e.g. shape(north not 3235); and clubs capitalized in the second where it's not usually capitalized; but I'm not familiar enough with the script to know whether those matter.
Another BBO question - scripting
> (hcp(north)>10 and Clubs(north)>4 and clubs(north > diamonds(north) and clubs(north > hearts(north) and clubs(north) > spades(north) and shape(north, not 2335) and shape(north not 3235) and shape(north, not 3325)) I think your parentheses are wrong starting with the third element: clubs(north ...
I'd Support SYC Games... With a Tweak
Hx = history; common medical abbreviation. Others I have seen my wife use include Rx (prescription) and Sx (surgery). Having talked to BBO people before, they already have at least one measure of skill that they don't make public. But I think just using ACBL masterpoints is easiest and most ...
How should I alert this?
I like Paul's suggestion. When I hear it that way around, I start thinking "okay, I know what a strong 2C opener looks like; now what else could it be?". I think that's how you want people to be thinking.
Do Robots Drink Beer?
Yeah, that's wonderful. I guess there are multiple lines to make it, and someone might just say that the robot might have just chosen one at random... but it's a suspiciously wonderful choice, enough to make me think maybe someone snuck it into the code just for fun ...
Ethics, gamesmanship and the law
Thanks for the post, Dave. This is an interesting question, and I learned things from the discussion.
World Online Championship - 1st edition 2020
"up to 500 finalists (all expenses paid!)." Wow. Though I wonder what this means exactly... Looks to me like the prize money would be distributed to the finalists who are playing on-site in China in November. I wouldn't want to ch**t in China... punishments are likely to be ...
River Boat Gambler's hand
This one? probably no, doesn't quite fit the description.
good ruling?
Maybe you should have volunteered that you would have bid 3NT if you weren't barred. Or 5C. Or 4S. Just chosen at random, since after all, you're barred. Seems only fair that opps ought to get some fun made-up information after trying to enforce a made-up rule.
Expanding Confined Space
I thought this was going to be about how the long-legged among us can get more physical space at the table. Oh, how I love when I get N/S assignment up against a wall, with space to shove my chair back a foot or two...

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