BBO Discussion Forums: Biggest event in the history of bridge - BBO Discussion Forums

Jump to content

  • 3 Pages +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

Biggest event in the history of bridge This one is for all the marbles...

#1 User is offline   jdonn 

  • - - T98765432 AQT8
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 15,085
  • Joined: 2005-June-23
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Las Vegas, NV

Posted 2009-April-12, 00:09

Come one, come all, and check out the ultimate event! Faster than a speeding bullet, more powerful than a locomotive, bigger than the Bermuda Bowl! For all the bragging rights! It's....

The Jdonn versus Jlall Bridgebase Online $1 Best Hand Money Bridge Tournament Series!


Check out the results to date!
Get the latest news and analysis!

Riding on the outcome is $500, all winnings won along the way, and permanent trash talking priviledges! Who takes it! Whose cuisine reigns supreme!
Please let me know about any questions or interest or bug reports about GIB.
0

#2 User is offline   gwnn 

  • Csaba the Hutt
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 13,005
  • Joined: 2006-June-16
  • Gender:Male
  • Interests:bye

Posted 2009-April-12, 03:00

Does the # of hands include passouts?
... and I can prove it with my usual, flawless logic.
      George Carlin
0

#3 User is offline   jdonn 

  • - - T98765432 AQT8
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 15,085
  • Joined: 2005-June-23
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Las Vegas, NV

Posted 2009-April-12, 12:05

gwnn, on Apr 12 2009, 04:00 AM, said:

Does the # of hands include passouts?

Yes.
Please let me know about any questions or interest or bug reports about GIB.
0

#4 User is offline   mtvesuvius 

  • Vesuvius the Violent Volcano
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 3,216
  • Joined: 2008-December-04
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Tampa-Area, Florida
  • Interests:SLEEPING

Posted 2009-April-12, 12:35

I think I would put my money on Josh... Playing more hands is better than playing them better... Quantity wins here IMO. OOPS... I may be too young to bet :ph34r:
Yay for the "Ignored Users" feature!
0

#5 User is offline   JLOL 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 1,033
  • Joined: 2008-December-05

Posted 2009-April-12, 13:41

FWIW jdonn and i both put our average at about 5k before this started. We'll see.
0

#6 User is offline   jdonn 

  • - - T98765432 AQT8
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 15,085
  • Joined: 2005-June-23
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Las Vegas, NV

Posted 2009-April-12, 14:38

Regarding that awful match 7, it's funny I finished exactly 1700 behind you since I went for 1700! Lol

Btw for anyone interested in our excuses, we played numbers 7 8 and 9 on our laptops. Big mistake. I was hungover too lol.

I have no excuse for number 14. :ph34r: Things should start spicing up though, we both have played badly (well he says he has been unlucky on slams, but I know I have played badly) and not really gotten big scores yet.
Please let me know about any questions or interest or bug reports about GIB.
0

#7 User is offline   rogerclee 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 3,214
  • Joined: 2007-December-16
  • Location:Pasadena, CA

Posted 2009-April-12, 20:31

I know who I'm rooting for.
0

#8 User is offline   hanp 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 2,987
  • Joined: 2009-February-15

Posted 2009-April-13, 08:58

I bet on Josh.
and the result can be plotted on a graph.
0

#9 User is offline   vuroth 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 1,459
  • Joined: 2007-June-03
  • Gender:Male

Posted 2009-April-13, 10:02

Awesome! :rolleyes:

How long do these tourneys last? Am I correct in concluding that if I work really hard over the next few years, and close the gap, that I, too, might someday be able to pull in a dollar an hour at money bridge?

EDIT: Oops. Ok, I just read Justin's other blog entry, and now there's egg on my face. Seriously, jdonn, that is an unbelievably impressive record!
Still decidedly intermediate - don't take my guesses as authoritative.

"gwnn" said:

rule number 1 in efficient forum reading:
hanp does not always mean literally what he writes.
0

#10 User is offline   Phil 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 10,091
  • Joined: 2008-December-11
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:North Texas, USA
  • Interests:Mountain Biking

Posted 2009-April-13, 10:50

All I know is I won't be registering in the J and J tourneys.
Hi y'all!

Winner - BBO Challenge bracket #6 - February, 2017.
0

#11 User is offline   Echognome 

  • Deipnosophist
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 4,386
  • Joined: 2005-March-22

Posted 2009-April-13, 11:03

I think jdonn has the edge through more experience with these tourneys. However, I think jlall will work out how to fit in 2-3 more boards a tourney without much loss to his play and regain that edge. The question is whether he will work that out in enough time to regain the lead with the remaining boards...
"Half the people you know are below average." - Steven Wright
0

#12 User is offline   jdonn 

  • - - T98765432 AQT8
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 15,085
  • Joined: 2005-June-23
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Las Vegas, NV

Posted 2009-April-13, 11:04

Phil, on Apr 13 2009, 11:50 AM, said:

All I know is I won't be registering in the J and J tourneys.

The worst was the other day when we did those 8 tourneys, Fred Chang was in almost all of them lol. What a bad beat.
Please let me know about any questions or interest or bug reports about GIB.
0

#13 User is offline   MickyB 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 3,290
  • Joined: 2004-May-03
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:London, England

Posted 2009-April-14, 14:07

jdonn, on Apr 12 2009, 08:38 PM, said:

Btw for anyone interested in our excuses, we played numbers 7 8 and 9 on our laptops. Big mistake.

I've done ok in them and I've only ever used my laptop...I can only assume that, if I too used a desktop, I would own you both.
0

#14 User is offline   JLOL 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 1,033
  • Joined: 2008-December-05

Posted 2009-April-14, 15:32

MickyB, on Apr 14 2009, 03:07 PM, said:

jdonn, on Apr 12 2009, 08:38 PM, said:

Btw for anyone interested in our excuses, we played numbers 7 8 and 9 on our laptops. Big mistake.

I've done ok in them and I've only ever used my laptop...I can only assume that, if I too used a desktop, I would own you both.

Ive used a laptop for the first 20 so far lol.
0

#15 User is offline   jdonn 

  • - - T98765432 AQT8
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 15,085
  • Joined: 2005-June-23
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Las Vegas, NV

Posted 2009-April-14, 15:45

Well I was hungover for those matches also, any pity points there?
Please let me know about any questions or interest or bug reports about GIB.
0

#16 User is offline   Gerben42 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 5,577
  • Joined: 2005-March-01
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Erlangen, Germany
  • Interests:Astronomy, Mathematics
    Nuclear power

Posted 2009-April-14, 16:08

So what counts? The points or the money?

I'm for JLOL!
Two wrongs don't make a right, but three lefts do!
My Bridge Systems Page

BC Kultcamp Rieneck
0

#17 User is offline   jdonn 

  • - - T98765432 AQT8
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Advanced Members
  • Posts: 15,085
  • Joined: 2005-June-23
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Las Vegas, NV

Posted 2009-April-14, 16:17

$$$$$$$$$$$$
Please let me know about any questions or interest or bug reports about GIB.
0

#18 User is offline   se12sam 

  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Full Members
  • Posts: 184
  • Joined: 2009-March-22

Posted 2009-April-15, 11:02

Good luck, both of you!

One cannot withdraw the BB$s that are won on BBO, right?

If yes, what do you do with the thousands of earned BB$s at the end of the exercise?
0

#19 User is offline   barmar 

  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • Group: Admin
  • Posts: 20,801
  • Joined: 2004-August-21
  • Gender:Male

Posted 2009-April-16, 14:09

As the old saying goes, "whoever dies with the most toys wins".

#20 User is offline   pdmunro 

  • PipPipPipPip
  • Group: Full Members
  • Posts: 257
  • Joined: 2003-July-16
  • Gender:Male

Posted 2009-April-17, 06:05

A question I have always wondered: Do all players in Robot Races get the deals in the same order?

Re Lall versus The Donn
What chance a tie?

An extra statistic? The number of times the lead changes.
Peter . . . . AKQ . . . . K = 3 points = 1 trick
"Of course wishes everybody to win and play as good as possible, but it is a hobby and a game, not war." 42 (BBO Forums)
"If a man speaks in the forest and there are no women around to hear is he still wrong?" anon
"Politics: an inadequate substitute for bridge." John Maynard Keynes
"This is how Europe works, it dithers, it delays, it makes cowardly small steps towards the truth and at some point that which it has admonished as impossible it embraces as inevitable." Athens University economist Yanis Varoufakis
"Krypt3ia @ Craig, dude, don't even get me started on you. You have posted so far two articles that I and others have found patently clueless. So please, step away from the keyboard before you hurt yourself." Comment on infosecisland.com
"Doing is the real hard part" Emma Coats (formerly from Pixar)
"I was working on the proof of one of my poems all the morning, and took out a comma. In the afternoon I put it back again." Oscar Wilde
"Assessment, far more than religion, has become the opiate of the people" Patricia Broadfoot, Uni of Gloucestershire, UK
0

Share this topic:


  • 3 Pages +
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • You cannot start a new topic
  • You cannot reply to this topic

1 User(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 1 guests, 0 anonymous users