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Alan Rickayzen
Alan Rickayzen
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Sept. 12, 2013
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July 12
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Mannheim, BIL
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Recipe for taking social bridge online.
Thanks for your feedback Chris. I’ve used bbo voice before but it was disabled when we started our sessions. Voice over mobile phones seems to be the most reliable channel.
Recipe for taking social bridge online.
Got it. And I had a look at it, too. It makes a lot of sense where players are moving around tables. With only one table WhatsApp is fine. As you say, getting sound and microphones to work on PCs is crazy-complicated, which is why we use mobiles instead for ...
Recipe for taking social bridge online.
Many thanks Brenda, I’ll take a look at this. In a nutshell, what’s the advantage over WhatsApp voicecalls?
Roland Wald R.I.P.
Terribly, terribly sad. I only had the chance to meet him once but in person he was just as friendly and helpful as his audio commentaries suggest. I’m grateful to him for all he gave to so many of us.
Footage from the early days of bridge
oops.. wrong thread.
Ace Remembered
Shireen, your article inspired me the chutzpah of throwing away the doubleton support for my King, tempting opps to finesse and giving me a maximum score :) It was against a bot so I had all the time in the world to consider my options, but ...
Bridge in A Box - Give the game you love to the people you love!
Good luck at the D7 :) For those not sure of how crowd-funding works or how to support Patty here's a short video (Patty - this could be easily adapted for your project since it's too late for mine now)
Bridge in A Box - Give the game you love to the people you love!
Patty - great idea! My own Kickstarter bridge project ( ) succeeded but it's tough. If you want tips from me please get in touch. I've backed you so you can contact me.
Can Google's DeepMind beat the BBO Robots in 2017
I just read that another piece of software (Libratus) had beaten experts at another strain of poker.
Can Google's DeepMind beat the BBO Robots in 2017
That's a very good point Veronique. When AI can't give an explanation you can't do a root-cause-analysis when things go wrong - a cornerstone of the LEAN approach in modern business.

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