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Are there real players other than myself who play in each Bridge game or is it all computer generated? Also, does this Bridge game use Stayman and Transfers?

 

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I don't think there are any conventions followed by these robots.  They open 4 card majors all the time, for instance. Also, is anyone ever vulnerable?  

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WHO is playing for our partner?  Do they understand responding to 1NT with their longest and strongest MAJOR suit? 

WHY do they play a trump card on a trick that is already ours?

Why is their bidding so screwed up PERIOD???

WHY do they always go to a GAME bid when we don't have GAME points between us?

 

HELP - Will someone at AARP GAMES department please consult a GOREN BIDDING WHEEL, at least?

 

SO SO HAPPY that I found this forum to voice my frustration!!!   

Love and PEACE to all - and stay WELL!!

Mimi Testen

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I just won a game and the aarp bridge computer gave the win to the opposing robot team.  It’s happened twice today.

AARP needs to straighten out this mess!

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I know what you mean about the scoring.  I play occasionally for laughs.  Yesterday, I bid a small slam and made 7.  I got no bonus slam points at all and I'm not even sure I got all the trick points I had coming.  Game is more joke than challenge, yet I persist since I can't play in person with anyone until this virus thing clears up.  Ah, well.

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Hello @ddh100, in our bridge game each player plays against the computer (i.e., it's not a multiplayer game for us). Thanks for your question!

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PLEASE let one of us program the d--n computer robot to UNDERSTAND the entire concept and simple rules for BRIDGE BIDDING????

 

You are frustrating a lot of AARP members and MAKING US A LOT OLDER !!

 

I love bridge and have been in your top 10 many times - also screwed up, because if a bridge player is playing well - they win the rubber long before they rack up "DOUBLEing" points...it's too complicated for your robot to understand.

 

You are messing with our bridge-playing souls on so many levels!

BEGGING YOU TO CORRECT THE BRIDGE COMPUTER PROGRAMMING!!!

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cant find real live people playing---just poorly taught robots

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I agree that the robots are poorly trained and the bidding is often atrocious. I've had my partner respond to my opening bid of 1 of a suit by passing when he/she has an opening hand themselves (very frustrating). Is there anyone at AARP who monitors the games or reads the comments to try to improve them? 

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I was wondering if anyone else had a problem with the bidding.  Laughably, my "partner" had an eight card suit with 10 points and never mentioned it over my opening bid. 

 

Later, I opened one spade, partner replies 1 NT (with 8 points, a void and a singleton) and 6 spades opposite my 5, but passes my second suit with 2 diamonds, leaving me with 6 trumps and an 11 card "off" suit. 

 

Crazy.  So crazy I'm surprised anyone bothers to play the game.  Bidding seems almost random.  Who programmed this thing?

 

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Yes, the bidding is crazy. I bid one heart...my 'partner' passed. He/she had 14 points and 4 hearts(K,10 and 2 small)!!!

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It would be GREAT if AARP could have an APP where we could play REAL bridge against OTHER AARP MEMBERS...

You have great minds there - let's work this out - any takers??

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I'd play online with real players if it was offered.  Hope AARP is up to it, since playing in person is difficult right now.

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For those frustrated with this game, check out Funbridge. It is free for the first 50 games, then if you like it, you can pay for different options. $20 for 400 deals, or you can pay for unlimited deals. 
I opted for the 400 and it is working out fine. 
you can play with robots or other people. 

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Try Bridge Base Online (BBO) at bridgebase.com. You can play for free with robots or real people.

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This has happened to me several times.  Just tonight my partner passed my opening bid when he had support for my suit and a big  count.  We made 7.   Another deal,  my partner opened 1 Heart.  I went to 4.  He jumped to 7 without the Ace of hearts. Does anyone know where this crazy bidding comes from? 

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no good bridge playing.  cant find games to play with people

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I only find robots who play and bid horribly.  I'm trying to find out how to play with people.

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