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Stephen Merriman
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Statistics on trumps splits in BBO
(And that can be avoided by disabling animation or pictures of cards).
Statistics on trumps splits in BBO
I misread and thought you mean after dummy appears. I've played with the robots a long time and have never noticed a delay, other than the obvious one caused by the animation that plays as the cards spread out (which takes a lot more time for E/W, given ...
Statistics on trumps splits in BBO
The original post was mine, and the study of 2000 hands resulted in a 68.12% chance of a 3-2 split. And I've done numerous others for lots of other silly theories people have. Of course, they still pop up on forums, because the large majority of people get ...
Statistics on trumps splits in BBO
And that last sentence is the major flaw in your argument. If the chance of winning lotto is 1 in 14 million, and the winner posted on this forum, would you tell them you are 99.999993% confident that they had cheated?
Statistics on trumps splits in BBO
It would be extremely odd if there wasn't a pause after the lead..
Statistics on trumps splits in BBO
If we're going with xkcd, https://xkcd.com/882/ is probably much more relevant here :)
Statistics on trumps splits in BBO
I don't particularly see why 'pauses' at certain times would be odd. GIB works by running double dummy simulations and determining what card works out best when averaging them all. Double dummy calculations in more complex situations take longer to run than calculations in others, let alone the first ...
Statistics on trumps splits in BBO
David's code - choosing a random number between 1 and 52 every time, rather than only the unshuffled portion like Andy's worded version - is actually a well known *biased* algorithm. See eg https://medium.com/@oldwestaction/randomness-is-hard-e085decbcbb2
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: A6 5 AKQT654 A98
3C.
Kevin O'Dea's bidding problem: A6 5 AKQT654 A98
I can't imagine any layout where 1D is passed out and I don't want it to be. If partner really has JTxx and at least 1 diamond, how are the opponents going to be silent with another 22 points and still 19 missing major cards?
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