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Michael Clark
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Sept. 1, 2015
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about me

Website developer at the EBU. I used to be a fairly serious player and had a couple of successes, but I don't play very much any more.

 

@mzxclark on Twitter. Also follow @poorbridge if you want old-but-still-funny horoscopes.

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Proving honesty of tournament organization
Random.org has a feature where you can generate a random number and have that number recorded against your account so that other people can verify it. Assuming they trust random.org, which seems reasonable, players would know that the organiser hasn't generated multiple random numbers until they got ...
EBL Mixed Team Championships
Venue (noun) [i]the place where something happens, especially an organised event such as a concert, conference, or sports competition.[/i] Happy to help.
Things Bridge Winners could change?
A simple thing which might be useful is to be able to subscribe to, or selectively mute, individual comment threads. Sometimes you're only really interested in one side discussion and don't want to get notified for every single comment.
ACBL Big Ideas - Augmenting Rank/Point Structure
I was wondering about correlation between master points and ability too, and then I realised I could actually answer that question by looking at EBU NGS data. You can see the graph here: https://twitter.com/mzxclark/status/964653783560212481 The correlation coefficient is 0.51, which is not super-strong but ...
Who Will Win the English Open Trials?
Yes.
Who Will Win the English Open Trials?
This isn't too surprising, but might be of interest: this event was the strongest one that the EBU has held since the introduction of the NGS. The average grade of 67.14 beat the previous highest, which was 66.83 in the 2016 Premier League.
ACBL to adopt EBU results file format
I think you're jumping the gun a little. Having a good system for sending results back to HQ is definitely required for a grading scheme, but there's a lot more to it than that. It took the EBU two years to get the NGS up and running after ...
Showing the Four of Spades
It seems to make very little difference. This is from a simulation, but it'll be accurate. With the precise hand above: If you have no information, you have a 55% chance of a spade fit (the theoretically exact 2.67 spades opposite). If you know RHO has an opening ...
Active ethics: A Step too Far?
I'm not a Laws expert, so would be curious to know where I'm wrong, but the revoke Laws don't say that the penalty is applied only when someone notices, or if the director is called. The revoke happens and the Law says that a trick should be ...
Active ethics: A Step too Far?
You could argue that they did win an undeserved trick. A revoke is still a revoke, even if nobody draws attention to it.
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