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UA from BBO Predictability of Deals

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Posted 2021-March-22, 12:35

This one was really noticeable today.

Is it unauthorised information if BBO's traps become predictable enough that the defense can make predictions of which cards partner has by the way previous tricks played?

Today opponents were in a NT contract. After the first several tricks easily went our way, I knew from BBO's past deals that partner, opposite my KJx had the A. There was no way to know this from the auction or the card play, just from having played enough BBO sessions to have a feel for when a hand is trappy for declarer.

I didn't take the play but the fact that it was obvious that partner held a particular card, confirmed by the hand diagram afterward, isn't desirable ethically.

This isn't the first time the zeitgeist of a session was palpable.
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Posted 2021-March-22, 12:40

I am not clear what you mean by the word "trap"
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Posted 2021-March-22, 13:05

View Posthrothgar, on 2021-March-22, 12:40, said:

I am not clear what you mean by the word "trap"

When normal play or bidding will fail despite normal odds favouring it heavily. The type of hands one might not see once in several hundred random deals.
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Posted 2021-March-22, 13:13

View Postmorecharac, on 2021-March-22, 13:05, said:

When normal play or bidding will fail despite normal odds favouring it heavily. The type of hands one might not see once in several hundred random deals.



Thank you

You are more than welcome to use such inspiration in whatever why you might want
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Posted 2021-March-23, 13:38

View Postmorecharac, on 2021-March-22, 12:35, said:

This one was really noticeable today.Is it unauthorised information if BBO's traps become predictable enough that the defense can make predictions of which cards partner has by the way previous tricks played? Today opponents were in a NT contract. After the first several tricks easily went our way, I knew from BBO's past deals that partner, opposite my KJx had the A. There was no way to know this from the auction or the card play, just from having played enough BBO sessions to have a feel for when a hand is trappy for declarer. I didn't take the play but the fact that it was obvious that partner held a particular card, confirmed by the hand diagram afterward, isn't desirable ethically. This isn't the first time the zeitgeist of a session was palpable.
It is legal and fair for morecharac to take advantage of his extraordinary psychic abilities. He would be well advised to avoid squandering his talents on free-tournaments and club-games; to focus his skills on money-games and national-competition, instead. Good luck :)
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Posted 2021-March-24, 11:28

View Postnige1, on 2021-March-23, 13:38, said:

It is legal and fair for morecharac to take advantage of his extraordinary psychic abilities. He would be well advised to avoid squandering his talents on free-tournaments and club-games; to focus his skills on money-games and national-competition, instead. Good luck :)

If only my skill matched my talent...
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Posted 2021-March-25, 01:05

View Postmorecharac, on 2021-March-24, 11:28, said:

If only my skill matched my talent...


A man in possession of such fortune surely has every right to use it...
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