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Have robots been downgraded for free duplicates?

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Posted 2023-October-17, 00:12

This refers to the tournaments (40 participants, every half hour) that BBO runs for free on the website.

* I used to believe that ADV robots were offered to participants in the past, even though this was a free tournament. Am I wrong about this?
** I played in a few of these in the past 3-4 days. I get a sense that robot play has deteriorated. Are robots deployed at these free tourneys the downgraded one?
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Posted 2023-October-17, 05:50

Perhaps you've improved?
I thought all free tourneys used impuissant robots.
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Posted 2023-October-19, 13:50

There haven't been any recent changes to the robots used in these tournaments.

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Posted 2023-October-19, 15:23

 barmar, on 2023-October-19, 13:50, said:

There haven't been any recent changes to the robots used in these tournaments.


Could you please state clearly which robots are used in which types of tournaments and in what roles (paid partner, substitute, system-enrolled opponent)?
There has been some confusion about this in the past.
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Posted 2023-October-26, 16:34

The general rule is that if you pay for the tourney, you get advanced robots in all roles. If it's a free tourney, you get basic robots.

There might be some exceptions, but I don't know them offhand.

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Posted 2023-October-27, 07:05

 barmar, on 2023-October-26, 16:34, said:

The general rule is that if you pay for the tourney, you get advanced robots in all roles. If it's a free tourney, you get basic robots.

There might be some exceptions, but I don't know them offhand.

Thanks.

I sometimes play a free tournament with a hired robot: I trust that is an exception and I get advanced.
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Posted 2023-November-06, 13:46

 pescetom, on 2023-October-27, 07:05, said:

Thanks.

I sometimes play a free tournament with a hired robot: I trust that is an exception and I get advanced.

I think so.

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Posted 2023-November-06, 15:49

 barmar, on 2023-November-06, 13:46, said:

I think so.


I would appreciate a more certain reply.
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Posted 2023-November-06, 16:14

 pescetom, on 2023-November-06, 15:49, said:

I would appreciate a more certain reply.


He definitely thinks so?
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Posted 2023-November-09, 15:57

 pilowsky, on 2023-November-06, 16:14, said:

He definitely thinks so?


It is so and has been added to the Terms and Conditions?
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Posted 2023-November-17, 11:03

I've gotten a correction. Robot partners in human tournaments are always advanced, regardless of whether it's a free or pay tourney.

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Posted 2023-November-17, 11:08

 barmar, on 2023-November-17, 11:03, said:

I've gotten a correction. Robot partners in human tournaments are always advanced, regardless of whether it's a free or pay tourney.

Thanks, appreciated.
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