[BLML] Weighted Score adjustment. [SEC=UNOFFICIAL]
Herman De Wael
Hermandw at skynet.be
Wed Dec 2 10:59:11 CET 2009
I have some understanding for Ton's sentiment.
David's suggestion seems quite sensible, not at all "stupid".
When my LHO decides to think for a long while before (penalty-)doubling
me, and RHO does not have a clear-cut take out, then the expected value
of my score goes up from +620 to +790. Why should that same expected
score go down again (to +705) when RHO illegally takes it out?
Was that what you were aiming for, David?
> Now, all of this is entirely consistent with both L12B1 and Reveley rulings.
> The notion is that cheats are no better off than they would have been under
> the previous Laws, but non-offenders do not get a windfall just because they
> happened to be playing against cheats - they get their expectation, or
> "equity", on the board had they been playing against honest people. It's
> still stupid, but it's not illegal.
> David Burn
> London, England
> Could you, David, tell what it is you consider to be 'still stupid'?
> You once in a while are worth listening to and I try to avoid stupid things
> applying the laws.
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