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Thomas Andrews
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Feb. 7, 2014
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May 27, 2017
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38 HCP: A Puzzle
Technically, I never checked on Beasley's claim - he emailed me that he had published this hand, and I took him at his word.
What qualifies a hand as a "good 14"?
The origin if my "fake" nickname, "Binky," was that I was in a show, and was told my bio for the show could include any nickname. I realized I didn't have a nickname, so I picked “Binky” and put it in the program, taking the name after one of ...
What qualifies a hand as a "good 14"?
(Ignore - why can't delete?)
What qualifies a hand as a "good 14"?
Nope, "Binky" is just a "fake" nickname that I acquired a long time ago. Too long and irrelevant a story to tell here.
What qualifies a hand as a "good 14"?
Binky Points are just my double-dummy-based hand evaluation tools. I called them "Binky" because I didn't want people to take them too seriously. (Double-dummy undervalues queens, for example.) The average balanced Work Point 15-count has a Binky Points value of about 5.66 in both suit and notrump valuations ...
What qualifies a hand as a "good 14"?
Here are some sample hands that Binky Points considers better than the average balanced 15-counts for both suit and notrump contracts: S: AT84 H: KT D: AT94 C: K96 S: A942 H: A8 D: J953 C: AJT S: A2 H: 974 D: AQ5 C: AT985 S: 98 H: AT6 D ...
Restricted Choice
One of my favorite cases of restricted choice: After a 1N-3N auction, an opponent leads from four small hearts. Later, you can treat as lower the possibility that he started with four small spades, as well, helping you get count, or maybe giving you an idea where spade honors are.
"Computer hands" questioned - and software choices
You can't really do anything except (1) review the source code, if you have it. Dealer4 might well be using the *exact same* software as the ACBL does in tournaments. (2) Statistically analyze the deals. It is certainly arguable that "human shuffling" should be emulated by the computer, rather ...
Thomas Andrews's Deal Software
Yeah, but there are 39 random numbers being generated. Since the bias is always towards the lower number results, I think there is a cumulative risk. Also, not sure, but it could well be 32 bits rather than 64. I'd have to check the code.
Thomas Andrews's Deal Software
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