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Is there a way to determine how much of a "fighting chance" I had?

A fat chance/A slim chance, whatever you wish to call it. Even if you could get the last railroad AND the last utility AND get all hotels on your set for $0, you will still lose, unless a miracle ...
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How was "komi" re-set in the past 50 years?

Achieving the statistically perfect komi is interesting, but generally the difference between winning by 1/2 a point or winning by 1/3 a point does not change a game result. We play in units of one ...
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What progress has been made in computerized bridge play?

There's a fundamental problem that the rules of bridge are not well-defined for computers. Specifically, the rules require that partnerships communicate their agreements - including implicit ...
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Can I use simulation to show that one bidding point count is more accurate than another?

Absolutely! I believe Deep Finesse (100% free according to the web site) is the double dummy analyzer used by the A.C.B.L. for modern tournament to determine par scores on hand records. That would ...
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How do blackjack simulations work?

The optimal player strategy of BJ is well studied and known. A quick google search will present you tons of charts similar to this one. The way to find the optimal action in each situation is, as ...
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How do blackjack simulations work?

Any simulation is based upon a set of assumptions - the simplest assumption in blackjack is that any card drawn will be of value 10 (i.e., 10, J, Q, K). You run your simulation with that assumption, ...
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