The Top Bidders for Set 2021-4
This month we have a three-way tie at the top. With an excellent score of 73/80, are:
Carla Vega (BBO: 01vega) from Warsaw, Poland,
Csaba Daday (BBO: gwnn) from Gottingen, Germany and
Fergus Earle (BBO: Fergus) from Halifax NS, Canada
Carla says, “I learned to play at the age of six, watching my family while on vacation (it was raining), and I am now playing for many years. In bidding, it is always a challenge to analyze the information you have, anticipate the next move, understand your partner’s actions, and listen to the opponents. Robots are not suitable: they lack imagination/intuition.”
Csaba learned to play bridge with his parents in Romania, and he played regularly whilst living in both Iceland and the Netherlands. He has since given up club bridge and now plays mostly against robots, which he says he finds more reliable than real partners. You can catch him playing on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/c/tgwnn.
Fergus says, “I have been playing bridge for longer than I care to think about. I have tortured myself and others over the years, mainly with 2/1, and as with everyone, I’ve had good results and bad. These days I mostly settle for playing a variation I think of as good robot/bad robot.”
Congratulations to them, they win 50 BB$ and a 1 month subscription to Prime!
But remember, we also randomly drew a winner from among the participants and…. tadaaaaa the winner is:
Karle Joys (KJOY)
Congratulations to Karle Joys who wins a 3 month subscription to Prime!
Also on the April ‘Roll of Honor’:
with a score of 72/80:
|Ricardo Cardoni (BBO: Patan) from Buenos Aires, Argentina|
with a score of 71/80:
|Hanoi Rondon (BBO: hanoi5) from Santiago, Chile|
|Luwen Koh (BBO: XReborned) from Singapore|
Honourable mentions also go to all of those who outscored at least one member of the expert panel:
|70/80||David Roussel (BBO: IanDayre) from Beaverton OR, USA|
|68/80||Patrick Shields (BBO: patricks) from Cheltenham, England|
|64/80||Milko Slavov (BBO: milko_sl) from Varna, Bulgaria|
|63/80||Özgür Sayın (BBO: kayzer) from Istanbul, Turkey|
|Bradley Johnston (BBO: Nohk) from Dunedin, New Zealand|
|62/80||Omer Deniz Ozdemir (BBO: dmr) from Turkey|
|61/80||Ian Findlay (BBO: findles) from Canada|
|Kayoko Sagane from Japan|
|60/80||Kresten Sandager Kristensen (BBO; kesse) from Copenhagen, Denmark|
|Arthur Loring (BBO: Pokerplyr) from USA|
|YanHung Chen (BBO: pjack) from Taipei City, Taiwan|
|Harry Gordon (BBO; HFLsh) from Lexington KY, USA|
|59/80||GjivoTikvica(BBO: KhazadDoom) from Dubrovnik, Croatia|
|58/80||Maria Sigala (BBO: daeriel) from Greece|
|Judy Morissette (BBO: juju4) from St Colomban QU, Canada|
|Stephen Kwan (BBO: sk1958)|
|57/80||Kathy Feig (BBO: penkathy) from Dunham QU, Canada|
|Lincoln Pinsky (BBO: lincolnpin) from Acton MA, USA|
|Dave Horton (BBO: mfearth) from Calgary AB, Canada|
We had more than 140 entries for this month’s competition, so congratulations to all of those who made it onto the honor roll.
Remember, if you top the Annual Leaderboard this year, you will win 200BB$! So come on down to this month’s hands to participate!
Find all results there: https://blog.bridgebase.com/2021/03/04/bbo-prime-bidders-challenge-all-results-march/
Annual competition leaders (after 4 months)
|Luwen Koh (BBO: XReborned) from Singapore||279|
|Carla Vega (BBO: 01vega) from Warsaw, Poland||263|
|Ian Findlay (BBO: findles) from Canada||244|
|Csaba Daday (BBO: gwnn) from Gottingen, Germany||237|
|Hanoi Rondon (BBO: hanoi5) from Santiago, Chile||230|
|Bradley Johnston (BBO: Nohk) from Dunedin, New Zealand||230|
|GjivoTikvica(BBO: KhazadDoom) from Dubrovnik, Croatia||226|
|Harry Gordon (BBO: hflsh) from Lexington KY, USA||224|
|Tony Burt (BBO: Tone999) from Vancouver BC, Canada||223|
|Peter Hudson (BBO: p_t_red) from Coppell TX, USA||223|
|Barbara Giesbrecht (BBO: BabsG) from Qualicum Beach BC, Canada||222|
|Douglas Schmickrath (BBO: P0STM0RTEM) from San Francisco CA||214|
|Dave Horton (BBO: mfearth) from Calgary AB, Canada||214|
|Stephen Kwan (BBO: sk1958)||213|
|Anne-Sybil Bragadir (BBO: asb10) from Lausanne, Switzerland||212|
|Kathrine Loh (BBO: nicnat) from Walnut Creek CA, USA||209|
|Dave Williams (BBO: dave251164) from Wales||209|
|Kresten Sandager Kristensen (BBO: kesse) from Copenhagen, Denmark||203*|
|Joseph P Newhouse (BBO: jpn2) from Cambridge MA, USA||201|
Remember that only your best nine results during the year count towards the annual competition, so entering every month will allow you to drop your lowest scores. Players with an asterisk (*) have only three counting scores so far.
Compare your results with the panel
Find all your results here: https://blog.bridgebase.com/2021/04/06/bbo-prime-bidders-challenge-all-results-april/
And Panels’ results are there!
|Wen Fei WANG||4||1NT||3||5||5||2||2||4||71|
|Simon DE WIJS||3||2||3||5||4||3||Dbl||3||66|
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