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Brian Baresch
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The Pros have no idea
A while back I read that the hands may be farther afield than Europe, since one objective is to make it nearly 0% that anyone who played in the first event will also play in the second. This also means that the bidding systems commonly in use may differ drastically ...
Is this a way to run an organization?
Well put, Ray. I believe you've pointed out another example of the fundamental attribution error -- assuming that a director denying a request to play up is lazy or stubborn, rather than using their professional judgment that granting the request would cause more problems than it's worth.
Is this a way to run an organization?
There's a thing in logic called the Fundamental Attribution Error, where you assume that anything someone did that you don't like or understand comes from some character flaw in them. (I think of it as "they're trying to be me and doing it wrong.") In this thread ...
Blue Over Red Boards
Top players already have to memorize a great deal of information regarding systems, distribution probabilities and so on. Adding vulnerability to the load does nobody any good.
Same doubled contract by same team in both rooms
"Curious hand. Neither side can make 2x."
A GNT Debacle: Too Many Winners
It would certainly be innovative.
ACBL Club Department
It's always noon somewhere.
Does Anybody Know why the Official Result has not been Posted in the Donn-Fleisher Match?
I love it when "the committee denied the appeal" gets turned into "the committee decided the result".
No Boys Allowed: A Glimpse of the Women's Festival
Amy, the men's events were awarding qualifying points for representing the US in international competition, and excluding women from the men's pairs effectively excluded them from playing for the US. A lawsuit in 1985 put the kibosh on that.
No Boys Allowed: A Glimpse of the Women's Festival
Nice article, Amy. In the "drop the transfer" situation, I think "Chicken Texas" might work even with an unknown partner: 4 is hearts, 4 is spades, 4 is too risky to chance.
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