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Greg Lawler
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March 19, 2011
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about me

I am a math professor at the University of Chicago who played more bridge when I was younger (became LM when I was 22 in the late 1970s) but have played only infrequently in the last twenty years.  

United States of America

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Did The Blue Team Cheat?
Steve, What you said is almost irrelevant to the case that was presented against F-N. It is clear that you do not understand what was presented. The analysis was a statistical test as to whether a particular code for possible signaling correlated so closely to the data that it could ...
Did The Blue Team Cheat?
Steve, Do you know what the statistical model was? In what sense were the assumptions wrong? If you want to understand the ridiculousness of the CAS ruling, you have to understand what the panel was presented and not just the report that they made afterwards.
Did The Blue Team Cheat?
We now have evidence that a statistical approach led to a misappropriation of fact Please explain this comment.
The EBL hearing was based on some specific allegations about B-Z and the committee did not find the evidence sufficiently strong for those accusations. There were further, different accusations about B-Z and I believe (but am not positive) that the Polish board considered these.
I think it is very unfair to blame the Italian Bridge Federation. They were the first (I think) to find F-N guilty and this was upheld under appeal. It was only after the CAS made the (in my opinion ridiculous) ruling which negated the EBL ban on F-N that the ...
Please remember that in the two main cases (German doctors and F-N), the authorities did ban the players but it was non bridge entities (German courts and CAS) that overruled the decisions. There is no reason to believe that the Italian federation would have accepted the last F-N appeal if ...
The Italian federation did find F-N guilty and this held up under at least one appeal. The most recent appeal which went In F-N's favor was strongly affected by the CAS decision. I know nothing about who is welcoming F-N back, but there were certainly a number of Italians ...
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I use "world class" similarly to the way that Ken is describing. When I discussed cheating cases, Lotan Fisher would have been considered a world class player.
Master Points for Foreign Players
Wouldn't it be more efficient if the ACBL just took the entry fees for the robot tournaments and increased the master point totals rather than requiring players to actually participate in these games?
The Talk That Never Was: The Blue Team Rule
I am sure you do not mean to use the word literally here.
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