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Good, Better, Best

Available for download in an eBook Edition

by: Jan Eric Larsson

190pp | ISBN 978-177140-241-5

Cost in Canadian Dollars  $24.95        Cost in Cost in US Dollars  $19.95        Cost in Cost in UK Pounds  £15.95

Categories: Bidding | Intermediate | Advanced | Honors eBooks | Honors Books

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About the Book

Bridge players constantly argue about the 'best' bidding systems and conventions. Strong Club or Natural? With or without relays? Standard or 2/1? Weak or strong notrump? Was Blue Club really better than the natural systems in the 1950s and 1960s? Is Two-way Stayman as good as Stayman and transfers? Disciplined or undisciplined weak twos -- which work better? And many, many more...

Well, now we have the answer to those questions, provided by exhaustive analysis and the results of computer simulations. And not only which is better, but also with how much, typically tested in thousands of 24-board IMP matches.

Player skill is eliminated, and bidding methods can be judged solely on their own merits, playing the same deals via the same AI software. It is as objective a test as modern technology can provide.

And the results may not be what you would expect...

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About the Author

Jan Eric Larsson

Jan Eric Larsson (Sweden) is a professor in artificial intelligence at Lund University in southern Sweden and manager of a small software company that delivers intelligent monitoring and diagnosis systems for national power grids. He is also one of Sweden's top ten tournament directors and the chairperson of the Swedish Bridge Laws Commission.

 

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