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Robert Thorstad
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Member Since
March 12, 2013
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8 hours ago
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Bridge Player
about me

Outside of bridge, I am a graduate student working on "big data" and psychology, and am broadly interested in what data can tell us about bridge. 

Believe in simple, natural bridge; I HATE reading system notes. 

Bridge Information

Bridge Accomplishments
1st, North American Pairs Flight C, Spring 2016 NABC. Runner-up, Collegiate Championship, Summer 2014 NABC. 3rd/4th, GNT C, Summer 2016 NABC
Regular Bridge Partners
Ben Kompa
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AI, Contract Bridge, Conventional Bidding. A casual update.
How about , for a simulated hand, score it using actual result of self-play (play against yourself) with the appropriate hands closed?
AI, Contract Bridge, Conventional Bidding. A casual update.
Serious question, has any effort been put in to convince someone working in the machine learning community to take on this problem? Feels like an interesting scientific problem, and, of course, would be good for us.
AI, Contract Bridge, Conventional Bidding. A casual update.
Does anyone have a reading list put together here? Would be curious to see what has been done. both old and new (for example there's a research paper on GIB, isn't there?). To state the obvious, I would expect a machine learning algorithm that succeeds at bridge will ...
A Junior's Perspective on Promoting Bridge
Strongly agree, nice article Michael. I especially agree with your point about starting with mini bridge. One more thing we can all consider: is there a club game that juniors can play in your town? Juniors can usually only play nights and (even better) weekends. Do you have a non-weekday-during-the-day ...
Robert Thorstad's bidding problem: AJ86 42 T975 A83
How do you preference hearts with this partner ?
Robert Thorstad's bidding problem: x xxxx QJT98xxx ---
Yeah I opened 5D and LHO made the same decision. Polls this week are really not coming in for me, I guess I was just too aggressive. Still 8-4 with a super pure preempt. And bidding is fun.
Robert Thorstad's bidding problem: QT xx AKQJ AKTxx
Man no one taking me up on 3NT ? :P cowards
Robert Thorstad's bidding problem: K98 J3 T9652 A97
Yeah fair enough . Assume any two suiter. At the table was not discussed with a strong partner but let's simplify by saying he has 2 suits but not necessarily minors
Vanderbilt Round of 16 Vugraph matches
Lavazza Nickell
Jones and Hall Win IMP Pairs
Congratulations!
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