Winners of NABC Practice Tournament #1 (June 27 – 28)

This weekend, June 27 – 28, ACBL BBOers were invited to play a free 2-day NABC Practice Tournament to get a feeling of what the upcoming ACBL NABC Robot Individual (July 11-13) would be like.


NABC Practice Tournament 2 will take place July 4-5 (Sat-Sun). Keep an eye on the Newsfeed for updates, or click this link to sign up for NABC Updates and we’ll send you updates and reminders by email.


Congratulations to Ilfuego333, who won the first Practice Tournament and free entry to the actual NABC online event.

NABC Robot Individual will start soon… (July 11-13). Don’t be intimidated. Even if the “honor roll” features scores over 70%, you just need a decent session, in at least one of the daily sessions, to win some red/gold points. And keep practicing for free in the 2nd Practice tournament (July 4-5).


Summary about Practice tournament 1

  • 2,281 ACBL BBOers registered to play.
  • Practice Tournament 1 – Day 1 results here.
    • 1st place: stop1 (78.63%)
    • 2nd place: benellis58 (78.58%)
    • 3rd place: Ilfuego333 (77.48%)
  • Practice Tournament 1 – Day 2 results here.
    • 1st place: Ilfuego333 (82.67%)
    • 2nd place: bruce_07 (73.77%)
    • 3rd place: palabreur (73.47%)
  • And finally Overall results here.
    • 1st place: Ilfuego333 (80.08%)
    • 2nd place: ovncylmz (73.21%)
    • 3rd place: gerbs5 (72.31%)
    • 4th place: fchang (70.83%)
    • 5th place: gonzalo h (70.82%)

Prizes
Each of the players below won a free entry to the ACBL NABC Robot Individual (July 11 – 13). Well done!

  • stop1 (1st place NABC Practice tournament – Day 1)
  • benellis58 (2nd place NABC Practice tournament – Day 1)
  • Ilfuego33 (3rd place NABC Practice tournament – Day 1)
  • bruce_07 (2nd place NABC Practice tournament – Day 2)
  • palabreur (3rd place NABC Practice tournament – Day 2)
  • sheng319 (4th place NABC Practice tournament – Day 2)
  • ovncylmz (2nd place NABC Practice tournament – Overalls)
  • gerbs5 (3rd place NABC Practice tournament – Overalls)
  • fchang (4th place NABC Practice tournament – Overalls)
  • gonzalo h (5th place NABC Practice tournament – Overalls)
  • tcyang (6th place NABC Practice tournament – Overalls)

Comments

  1. I’d love to know how people are posting 80+% games. I have played in this a number of times over the last year and I’m lucky to crack 60%. Obviously the robots are being manipulated.

  2. You can always examine individual strategies by clicking on anybody’s % session score and review every board

  3. You can always examine individual strategies by clicking on anybody’s % session score and review every board played.played.played.

  4. The robots ARE being manipulated———by the algorithm!!!! There is NO other “reasonable” explanation for the inordinate numbers of 70+% games in a single session. Additional evidence is that the robots “apparently” do NOT recognize “sign-off” bids at the game level——-insisting on unbillable (and unmakeable) slams WITHOUT the necessary values. Incidently, please note the number of slams that routinely fail by 2 tricks!! Another example of the failure of the algorithm.

  5. And has anyone else noticed that 95% of finesses LOSE?? as soon as you see the board, you know exactly where the aces and queens are… right where you will lose the finesse. that just isn’t normal.

  6. I agree, a finesse rarely works. I don’t understand, it is part of the game of bridge. I hope someone from BBO will explain.

  7. Fogcity28…It never works(finesse) Hand deal the decks and yes I know how the dealing Machine works. My Husband is a Director for ACBL for 30 yrs, we have one in our home for tournaments

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