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Nicolas Hammond
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Aug. 14, 2014
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Oct. 14
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about me

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

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Greedy B*st*rd in the Poker World
It's statistics. Nothing can be 100%; similar to Fantoni/Nunes. However, as more boards are added, the statistical probability of this being a false/positive can be calculated.
Greedy B*st*rd in the Poker World
Yes. There is. I wrote a book on it. Shameless plug. http://www.detectingcheatinginbridge.com Finding the best algorithms to detect cheating was difficult/time-consuming. But the software correctly identifies the known recent cheaters (FN, BZ, FS, Doktors, PS) as well as identifying pairs such as Buratti/Lanzarotti as a ...
Beth Palmer (1952-2019)
She also had 11 second place finishes. See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beth_Palmer (TL/DR. Beth's Wikipedia page was created in 2014. At the time she had 26 NABC wins. No-one had updated the page for her wins since 2014. Anyone can edit Wikipedia. There are many other ...
Beth Palmer (1952-2019)
Beth had 29 NABC wins, not 26. I updated Wikipedia.
"The Kids Table" - A Bridge Documentary // Filmmaker Statement
@Daniel. "Did the ACBL do a cost/benefit analysis before funding the movie?" ACBL did not fund the movie.
The Kids Table: There is Such a Thing as Bad Publicity
@Barry: "they're questioning the ACBL and the Educational Foundation in funding a movie that wouldn't necessarily promote bridge" ACBL did not fund the movie. ACBL and the ACBL Educational Foundation are completely separate entities.
The Kids Table: There is Such a Thing as Bad Publicity
There's more explanation on page 16 of https://cdn.acbl.org/nabc/2019/02/bulletins/db2.pdf
"The Kids Table" - A Bridge Documentary // Filmmaker Statement
Why are Mitch Dunitz and Barbara Heller listed as Executive Producers? See https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hs_10C9p-FQ Was this a requirement from the ACBL Education Foundation?
Results from Wuhan 44th World Championships
I published some statistics at http://www.detectingcheatinginbridge.com/statistics.html. Once the contract was set, Cecelia played fewer "wrong" cards as declarer than any of her competitors (with a minimum number of boards required).
Results from Wuhan 44th World Championships
You need to leave s apace after "hand:". This is the URL: http://db.worldbridge.org/Repository/tourn/wuhan.19/microSite/Asp/BoardAcrossKO.asp?qboard=027.06.FF.1644&qphase=FF
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