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“Let them play only within their own group”
This what they are doing, by definition. Non bridge players rarely play bridge with bridge players.
March 24
Marek Capinski edited this comment March 24
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I started playing chess, getting serious, but there is a problem. I have to memorise so many openings and deep, to make a serious progress. I give up.

With bridge, I am facing so many methods, clever ones are often artificial, a lot of remembering, I am not so sure if I want to devote too much time.

Well, it is perhaps me, but 50 years back.

Remedy: promote bridge among young people by means of individual tournaments. Probably on-line. Big event, open world championship, for everyone to participate, with top players taking part (as their service to the cause). Some basic conventions only.
March 21
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Robot is never dumb or clever. It just follows an algorithm created by people.
Jan. 9
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Is this really the choice: singleton or King West?
I do not think so. I can see some other possibilities.
So, I my opinion the question is where is the King.
If I believe it is East (50%) I play Ace and after clearing trumps I play spade from the dummy. I think I am home.
If I believe it is West, I duck.
Nov. 19, 2018
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Large table, in the middle of it sort of a “column”, wide enough so that you cannot see your partner.

Another possibility, screens made of rotating blades (like window curtains, but vertical) so that you can see through only under certain angle.
Oct. 11, 2018
Marek Capinski edited this comment Oct. 11, 2018
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This is about the suggestionthat to prevent cheating, top events are played with tablets with players in separate rooms. But perhaps there is no need for this, they could be together. Screen could be used so that a player can see the opponents, cannot see the partner.
Oct. 10, 2018
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Boycott, yes, but organised. A possibility:

A player willing to attend a tournament, where XY are known to play, formulates a condition: I will, provided I do not have to play against XY, with 60% score for each in this round. This request is made public.

Organisers are in trouble since either the number of participants is reduced significantly (we hope), or XY score 60% not even touching the cards (hope springs eternal).
Oct. 10, 2018
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I play in the tournament but cannot play against particular individuals, alergy causes sickness, so I have to skip this round. Doable?
Oct. 2, 2018
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1. “you have to get lucky and depend on bot opponent defensive idiocies” - not unless defending robots have full information. Will they defend perfectly then? It would be interesting to see.

2. Min 10 points? Version: the side with a human has total no of points greater than the opposition (or equal). Gives decisions, and less additional info.
July 18, 2017
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Yes, Gib pretends to not know the hands (it wishes to be fair). The code can be modified to create a version for practice. This is an option available in the Windows version of WbridgezNet
July 15, 2017
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John: Declaring against two robots, who have full information would be a good practice.

Alan: The IT people say that the defending robots consider many possible hands. Reduce this to one, the actual one.
July 15, 2017
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It is simple. Let robots see each other hands during the play. They actually have access to that :-)
July 14, 2017
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Consider this proposal seriously, April the second, today, just for fun: back to the old days, no screens and all that, free style, everything is allowed.

So we begin with a system: a series of sophisticated gestures, shows our hands completely, full “precision”, and of course explained to the opposition, who, of course do the same. So we can actually lay the hands on the table to save the brain cells.

The bidding is now very simple, the final contract declared and so is the play, just the claim, and so is the result, 50% since the same goes on elsewhere. Boring, so must be banned.
April 2, 2016
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I might agree with the conclusion, but this would be my personal belief, not fully based on evidence, just circumstancial.

19/26 is actually poor since this means 7 missed out of 13 relevant. Why 13? Simple: half of the cases there is no signal, so here I would guess all agree, and these are not so relevant.
Oct. 18, 2015
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