I was born in China and I'm 66 years old. I was a mechanical design engineer before retiring. I immigrated to the United States in 2015 and joined the ACBL at the end of that year. Now I'm a US citizen and live in Fort Mill South Carolina, a small town near Charlotte. I started playing bridge in 1973 and have won several provincial and municipal championships in China. I love this game so much and play more than 20,000 cards every year. I don't have pets but my granddaughters have some little fish.
The second day of the game ended, my points ranked third (A3/B2/C1), but on day three I was on 60.31% of the winning rate, so I held on to being first of Strat C (Ed. players with fewer 500 Masterpoints®).
I didn't participate in the practice matches, but I think it would be helpful to participate in the practice matches.
I have played the NABC Robot Individual several times. But if you want to win the championship, you need luck.
When I played in this NABC Robot Individual, some boards were indeed interesting.
B3, many players wouldn't compete 4♣ in this situation.
B10, most players would bid 7♠.
B21, many players wouldn't stop at 4♥, but I thought, over 4♥ is a trap.
B8, to complete 6NT, you must squeeze East.
When you're new to playing with robots, my suggestion is just make a "Normal" play. When fighting with robots, the test is your bridge foundation. The robots are sometimes shrewd but sometimes they're clumsy, and we have to take advantage of this.
I play bridge every day. Besides that, I like cooking, reading, traveling, and also now, I like playing with my granddaughters.