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Howell not in balance howell should be endless howell

#1 User is offline   Markku 

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Posted 2020-November-16, 15:51

Hi,

I was happy in May when got possibility to use Howell movements to run small tournaments. After half an year experience now I am not so happy at all.
Bbo howells are not balanced movements.

Think pairs table 6NS and 5EW in 11 table howell contest / 24boards. Each board they have advance when another play well, So if you have star player pair as 5EW and you sit as 6NS you get extra points because stars give a zero to their opponents in every board. If you sit 6NS and this star pair sits at table 7 as NS, you loose systematically in every board because they are better than you, not much of course.

But this is terrible.
Your moves are 6NS -7NS -8NS -9NS -10NS -11NS -11EW- 10EW -9EW-8EW-7EW-6EW, it should be 6NS- 7NS -8NS -9EW -10NS -11EW -11NS -10EW -9NS -8EW -7EW -6EW , like it goes in endless howell.

This looks easy and important bug to fix.

Hope it happens soon.
Markku
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