Logical Bridge Play

LOGICAL BRIDGE PLAY teaches you just how to apply logic to your card play in making the correct inferences and deductions, and in assessing the timing - the opportunity to become a master player is yours for the taking.

Author: Hugh Kelsey

Publisher: Orion Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780297860921

Category: Games

Page: 192

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The book to turn you from a good bridge player into a master. As Hugh Kelsey says in his introduction, the brilliant card player achieves his results with a combination of logic and flair. And although many people may think flair plays a disproportionate part, the expert player, in fact, produces his sometimes unbelievable results almost entirely by the application of logic. LOGICAL BRIDGE PLAY teaches you just how to apply logic to your card play in making the correct inferences and deductions, and in assessing the timing - the opportunity to become a master player is yours for the taking.

The Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic

Numerical values of the game bonuses are according to the rules of rubber Bridge . For duplicate Bridge the expectation is measured not in points , but in terms of relative position among the contending teams ; corresponding values of P ...

Author: Richard A. Epstein

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 9780122407611

Category: Mathematics

Page: 450

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Looks at game theory and the statistical probabilities of a variety of games, including dice games, blackjack, contract bridge, and horse racing.

The Theory of Gambling and Statistical Logic Revised Edition

Numerical values of the game bonuses are according to the rules of rubber Bridge. For duplicate Bridge the expectation is measured not in points, but in terms of relative position among the contending teams; corresponding values of P ...

Author: Richard A. Epstein

Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing

ISBN: 0080571840

Category: Mathematics

Page: 450

View: 176

[Man] invented a concept that has since been variously viewed as a vice, a crime, a business, a pleasure, a type of magic, a disease, a folly, a weakness, a form of sexual substitution, an expression of the human instinct. He invented gambling. Richard Epstein's classic book on gambling and its mathematical analysis covers the full range of games from penny matching, to blackjack and other casino games, to the stock market (including Black-Scholes analysis). He even considers what light statistical inference can shed on the study of paranormal phenomena. Epstein is witty and insightful, a pleasure to dip into and read and rewarding to study.

From Individual to Plural Agency

On the collective reading, we played bridge together, but we are not the only agents of the playing in which we are jointly involved. Let's take the distributive reading first. The key is the logical form of 'I played bridge', which, ...

Author: Kirk Ludwig

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0198755627


Page: 320

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Kirk Ludwig develops a novel reductive account of plural discourse about collective action and shared intention. Part I develops the event analysis of action sentences, provides an account of the content of individual intentions, and on that basis an analysis of individual intentional action. Part II shows how to extend the account to collective action, intentional and unintentional, and shared intention, expressed in sentences with plural subjects. On the account developed, collective action is a matter of there being multiple agents of an event and it requires no group agents per se. Shared intention is a matter of agents in a group each intending that they bring about some end in accordance with a shared plan. Thus their participatory intentions (their we-intentions) differ from individual intentions not in their mode but in their content. Joint intentional action then is a matter of a group of individuals successfully executing a shared intention. The account does not reduce shared intention to aggregates of individual intentions. However, it argues that the content of we-intentions can be analyzed wholly in terms of concepts already at play in our understanding of individual intentional action. The account thus vindicates methodological individualism for plural agency. The account is contrasted with other major positions on shared intention and joint action, and defended against objections. This forms the foundation for a reductive account of the agency of mobs and institutions, expressed in grammatically singular action sentences about groups and their intentions, in a second volume.

Being Good Being Logical

Philosophical Groundwork for a New Deontic Logic James W. Forrester ... Although no drastic penalties are in order for bad bridge play , surely it ought to be that my novice bridge player gets a bad board as a result of her bad play .

Author: James W. Forrester

Publisher: M.E. Sharpe

ISBN: 9781563248801

Category: Philosophy

Page: 332

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Forrester eloquently argues his new system of deontic logic (a special branch of logic involved with obligation and permission) pitting it against standard systems and fitting it into a general logic of practical reasoning. He manages all this with a comprehensive discussion of the general principles of deontics, the semantics of "should" and "ought to do" in standard deontic logic, and a map of what he thinks the logic ought to do to achieve moral realism. Paper edition (unseen), $24.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Bridge Game

Blue Club is a logical bidding system having been developed 40 odd years after bridge became popular and was developed as an entire concept. Other systems such as Standard American have become incredibly complicated to enable players to ...

Author: Nicolae Sfetcu

Publisher: Nicolae Sfetcu


Category: Games

Page: 332

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A comprehensive guide of bridge game: online games, variants, suits, hand evaluation, bidding systems, techniques, strategy, tactics. Contract bridge, usually known simply as bridge, is a trick-taking card game of skill for four players, usually sitting around a table, who form two partnerships, or "sides". The partners on each side sit opposite one another. The game consists of two main parts – bidding (or auction) and play; the rules of play are rather simple and similar to other trick-taking games. However, the bidding and associated conventions are much more complex, and represent the true learning barrier to new players. Also, there is an immense variety of techniques in play of the hand, whose effective use requires learning and experience.

On the Logic of Togetherness

We play with argument not as we play with a ball . For here our arguing is our playing , and we play in arguing . '15 First , our arguing as our playing is exemplified in a little incident over a sunny bridge 2,300 years or so ago : 116 ...

Author: Wu

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004450637

Category: History


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"Togetherness" is the concrete primal "that" by which we explain and analyze concrete things and situations: an intrinsic interactive principle of integrity, growth, reflection, and behavior. In five sections, this book describes cultural, personal, argumentative, religious and philosophical situations of togetherness, thus providing an imaginative examination of its varieties.

It s a Funny Thing Humour

THE FRAME OF PLAY AND META-COMMUNICATION If the logic of composition of the domain of play is different from that of ... are inextricably bound to the logic of composition of one or another reality, and uhich cannot serve as bridges of ...

Author: Antony J. Chapman

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 148315825X

Category: Psychology

Page: 526

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It's a Funny Thing, Humour contains the papers presented at the International Conference on Humor and Laughter, held in Cardiff in July 1976. The symposium provides a platform from which authors from different professional and personal background can talk about their own definition and analysis of humor. The book is structured into 10 main sections that reflect the structure of the conference and presents various studies and research on the nature of humor and laughter. Contributions range from theoretical discussions to practical and experimental expositions. Topics on the psychoanalytical theory of humor and laughter; the nature and analysis of jokes; cross-cultural research of humor; mirth measurement; and humor as a tool of learning are some of the topics covered in the symposium. Psychologists, sociologists, teachers, communication experts, psychiatrists, and people who are curious to know more about humor and laughter will find the book very interesting and highly amusing.

Trends in Logic

A disjunction amounts to a choice for V which disjunct to play, a conjunction triggers a choice for F. A negation indicates a role ... This simple bridge links logic to game theory. E.g., logical laws now acquire game-theoretic import.

Author: Vincent F. Hendricks

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401735980

Category: Philosophy

Page: 384

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In 1953, exactly 50 years ago to this day, the first volume of Studia Logica appeared under the auspices of The Philosophical Committee of The Polish Academy of Sciences. Now, five decades later the present volume is dedicated to a celebration of this 50th Anniversary of Studia Logica. The volume features a series of papers by distinguished scholars reflecting both the aim and scope of this journal for symbolic logic.