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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 happens, i.e. you never land on his hotels or on the set until his hotels are down. There is a 7.54% chance (2 decimal places) you will land on his hotels (and ...

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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 stone (i.e., one point in area scoring), not 1/3 stone. I don't have my copy of Go Players Almanac so I can't readily check dates -- I'll try to update later -- ...

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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 agreements arising from experience playing with their partner - to their opponents. No one has really figured out what it means for a computer to communicate its ...

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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 likely be your best choice for play analysis. Yes, a double dummy analyzer is, to the best of my knowledge and understanding, the best technology available for ...

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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 mmathis said, Monte Carlo simulation: in each position {hand of the player, card of the dealer} simulate about a million times what will be the player's profit if ...

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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, which drives your strategy (e.g., the simplest being hit if you have 11 or less, stand if you don't). Run a million hands and see how you fared. If you're not ...

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