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Winner of Zia's online sectional disqualified?

#1 User is offline   proloto 

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Posted 2020-March-06, 12:09

Why was [name removed] disqualified from winning Day 1 with a 76%?

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Posted 2020-March-06, 14:39

View Postproloto, on 2020-March-06, 12:09, said:

Why was <name removed> disqualified from winning Day 1 with a 76%?


I don't expect that BBO will make a public statement

Multiple players were disqualified

It will be interesting to see how long this thread survives

I wish that the boards in question were made public

This post has been edited by diana_eva: 2020-March-06, 23:17

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Posted 2020-March-06, 16:41

I also would like there to be a little more transparency within limits. I realized this week that a thread I started a couple months ago, without naming any names, just a questionable board in robot play, was removed from the forum. At the same time I applaud any efforts made to disqualify results obtained crookedly.
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Posted 2020-March-06, 20:20

I remember looking through all of his results before the disqualification. Many boards were results of the form (P) - P - (P) - 1m - (P) - 1M - (P) - 3NT where he would open his short minor and rebid 3NT (ostensibly showing a solid 7 card suit) with any minimum. The robots would grossly misdefend and allow him to make silly 3NT contracts because of the freakish nature of the 3NT rebid. I found it very clever and low-risk, but hardly grounds for disqualification. If the robots are too silly to defend against these shenanigans, then power to whoever makes it a priority to take advantage of their weakness.
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Posted 2020-March-06, 23:21

We cannot disclose details. We'll close this thread, because it will likely encourage speculation. But it was not related to gaming the bots.

Like mentioned earlier and in a few other places, psyching is allowed in robot events. The robot won't "remember" what you did one board ago.

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