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Nicolas Hammond
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Aug. 14, 2014
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Bridge player. IBPA member. CEO Hammond Software. Hammond Software developed ACBLscore+, now known as Bridgescore+.

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It Happened One Day
@Avon; "Forgive my whining, but what is your explanation for that?" It might be simple statistical expectation. Zimmermann's accuracy rate is 84%, top pairs are just under 81%. We would probably expect a bell curve around the 81% mark. It could be that the pro tries to find the ...
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I'll make a guess at K 10 9 7 6 5 - A K 10 6 5 2 5 And his opponents were.... (I'll email you if you want to know) Edit: Hand taken from the event where OP bid and made 5.
“Detecting Cheating in Bridge” by Nic Hammond. Preliminary thoughts
Essentially, this is what I already have. The problems are more complex than in your diagram. But I have data from lots of different sources. Several NBOs at this point.
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Then the OP should publish the names, not "two world class opponents". Unfortunately without video, it can become a he said/he said argument.
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Then don't provide any details. Once you name a tournament, an auction/contract, particularly a relatively unusual contract, and a table result, you have almost named the pair. In this tournament, there was only one 5 contract making by this player where he had 5+ spades (opening bid).
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Unfortunately MB has named the culprits. Albeit indirectly. MB has provided sufficient information for anyone to look up the hand and his opponents (tournament, auction, final contract, table result, bidding ==> hand). MB: Why not just name them directly?
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Full deal: http://www.bridgebase.com/tools/handviewer.html?n=sJh109754dj983cak7&e=sa832haj6d7cqj983&s=sk1097665hdak10652c5&w=sq4hkq832dq4c10642&d=S&nn=Michael_Whibley&en=WCExpert1&sn=Matthew_Brown&wn=WCExpert2&b=3&v=e&a=1SP1NP2DPP(Acknowledged%20BIT)X5DPPP Edit: Added the BIT. Opponents names are not shown.
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Wasn't exactly an uneducated guess. LA was not an opponent. The opponents were... well, you can look them up. Neither are from Los Angeles or Louisiana AFAIK.
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http://www.yourdailypoem.com/listpoem.jsp?poem_id=483
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I've posted the hand above.
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