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Jim Fox
Jim Fox
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Basic Information

Member Since
May 2, 2011
Last Seen
an hour ago
Member Type
Bridge Player
about me

Bridge player for over 50 years (hard to believe I don't play better).  Did take several years off a few times for family and work. Two grown children and four wonderful granddaughters (who don't play bridge but are all super softball players).

Professional computerist (everything EXCEPT electronics and hardware engineering) for over 40 years and still counting.  Education in Physics, Applied Mathematics, and Business Administration.

United States of America

Bridge Information

Favorite Bridge Memory
World Rosenblum Teams - Orlando, FL
Bridge Accomplishments
Overall in WBF Rosenblum Teams, National Open Swiss Teams (twice), Senior Swiss Teams, and Mixed BAM; Many Regional A, Open, and Bracket 1 Teams and Pairs wins.
Regular Bridge Partners
and favorite bridge partner - my wife.
Member of Bridge Club(s)
Favorite Tournaments
Philadelphia, Orlando and Lille World Series, New Orleans, San Francisco and Washington Nationals, Cambridge and Virginia Beach Regionals.
Favorite Conventions
Puppet over 1N, Exclusion Blackwood, Delayed Splinters, Michaels, Unusual NT
BBO Username
ACBL Ranking
Sapphire Life Master
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AI and Bridge
IMHO, AI (artificial intelligence) has two somewhat different meanings now: 1. An original, generic meaning of anything that involves apparently "informed", "intelligent" decisions by an automaton. The definition of "intelligent" may vary and moves over time. 2. The idea of using brute force processing by automaton(s) to derive "intelligence ...
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
How about four teams playing all day in Bracket 1 and only one receiving any overall awards? See my separate posting. :)
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
There is a very strong moral to this story here. Hopefully it will register. Bridge players feel very strongly about clear, specific, unchanging Conditions of Contest. Please comment at:
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Bad example. Clearly, by current rules, a team actually CAN get the most baskets and lose the game.
An Exploratory Data Analysis of BBO Tournament results
Here is what I see: File Details: Filename: Exploratory Data Analysis of BBO Tournament Results..pdf Size: 26240.0833333 KB, Type: pdf
An Exploratory Data Analysis of BBO Tournament results
File is over 26 megabytes?
Why was this easy slam missed?
And it is condescending for Oren Kriegel to assume anybody needs his opinion of their sayings or conduct.
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
Does anybody think it is silly to compute VP's to 1/100th when they are derived from imps where a particular number of imps can result from a very wide range of scores. Wouldn't it have been more logical to put the "imps" on a continuous scale?
GNT D. 22 GNT Fiasco. The official ruling
From Apocalypse Now (the title of which may be appropriate for this fiasco), Col Kurtz: The horror. Me: You California people funny
The Burgay Tape
Michael, I'm surprised you haven't detected that Avon is for FULL transparency with regard to ALL cheating - now and then (meaning forever). (reposted from another thread)

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