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Local bridge with Myrnie McLaughlin

These past few weeks I have been doing my own “unscientific” research on the difference between the complexity of computer generated hands vs. personally generated hands, the computer hands supposedly being harder to bid and play.

The results belie this belief. When looking at the slips for the boards I find that there are more variations in the bids and their results in personally generated hands than in the computer generated ones. The computer hands resulted in more uniform suit bids and results. This says to me that it is more difficult to bid and play my hands than the computer ones.

I will continue to alternate card set ups over the next months and encourage your input without your knowing which are which. Have fun and happy playing.

Jan. 20 Evergreen game was a mix of generated and dealt hands. Boards 1-16 were computer and 17-28 were hand made. As stated above 1-16 were uniform and 17-28 were not.

Winners were: N/S 1st Ron and Shirley Jeffers, 2nd Anna and Dave Goff, 3rd Andra Cozart and Jan Glover; E/W 1st BettyBonner Steele and Rosemary Sokolowski, 2nd Pat Featherston and Dick Brisbin, 3rd John and Myrnie McLaughlin.

NORTH:

S K 8 4 2

H 9 6

D T 7

C Q T 9 8 6

EAST:

S —

H A J 8 4 2

D Q 5

C A J 7 5 3 2

WEST:

S A Q J 7 5

H 7

D A K 8 6 4

C K 4

SOUTH:

S T 9 6 3

H K Q T 5 3

D J 9 3 2

C —

Featured is board # 28 From Jan. 20

N/S vulnerable West Dealer

The Goffs had the best N/S score defeating opponent’s 6NW 6 tricks while the best E/W score 3NE making 5 was made by Genny Mozolak and Joe O’Brien.

Jan. 24 Women’s Club game winners: 1st Nancy Brandt and Tom Johnson, 2nd Marie Pugh and Becky Creekmore, 3rd John and Myrnie McLaughlin.

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