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Bridge, probability & information

Author: Robert F MacKinnon; Ray Lee
Publisher: Toronto : Master Point Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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While firmly rooted in mathematics, this is a book that aims to be accessible to any bridge player. It develops ideas about probability and information theory and applies them to bridge. Concepts such as vacant spaces, restricted choice and how splits in one suit affect the probabilities in other suits, are discussed in depth.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert F MacKinnon; Ray Lee
ISBN: 9781897106532 189710653X
OCLC Number: 436028736
Description: v, 241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: When the dummy comes down --
Emotion, logic and how we decide --
Concept of probability --
Combinations and permutations --
A priori odds and vacant places --
Information theory and declarer play --
Information and surprise on the opening lead --
Applying bayes theorem --
Nine-never, eight-ever and beyond --
Demonstrator deals --
How experts play the hand --
High card points and all that jazz --
Probability, statistics and the law --
Bidding systems: information and costs.
Responsibility: [Robert F. MacKinnon ; editor, Ray Lee].

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Develops ideas about probability and information theory and applies them to bridge in a way no previous author has done. Concepts such as Vacant Spaces, Restricted Choice and how splits in one suit  Read more...

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