About the Just Declare Daylong Reward

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Daylong Rewards are the daylong variation of our popular Robot Reward tournaments. Every player contributes an entry fee. 80% of the fees go towards the prize pool and are paid back to the top scorers as BB$ prizes. You have 24 hours to play your boards, any time from midnight to midnight New York Time.

There is one Just Declare Daylong Reward available every day during the BBOers Monthly Festival, on the first Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each month.

Tournament specifics

  • 12 boards
  • Just Declare, Matchpoints scoring
  • 1 BB$ entry fee
  • 80% payback in BB$ prizes.
  • BBO points and BB$ prizes to top finishers.

How does this work?
Each table consists of a single human player, sitting South, and three robot players sitting in the other three seats. In a "daylong" game you can register, play at your own pace, leave the table, then resume the game later during the day without losing your results.

Results will be sent to your BBO Mailbox or they can be accessed in Recent Tournaments, in the History tab, once the Daylong is completed. You can also see your provisional results as soon as you finished playing your boards, and check back for updates in the list of Completed tournaments.

What is "Just Declare"?
Just Declare is a special game format that tests declarer ability to the utmost. You are the declarer in every board, with hands predealt and prebid by robots. Play your best, your result is duplicated. Just Declare tournaments are Not Best Hand.

Deal Pool
For every board in a Daylong tournament, we deal multiple instances. (ie Not everyone gets the same board 1, board 2, etc.) This is an anti cheating measure.

About the robots
The robots used on BBO are called GIB (Ginsberg's Intelligent Bridgeplayer). You can find out more about GIB's bidding system by clicking here.

The GIBs used in BBO play a relatively simple and natural 2/1 bidding system. You can find out the meaning of any bid by clicking on that bid as it appears in the bidding diagram. Furthermore, when it is your turn to bid, moving your mouse over the buttons for the various possible bids will cause an explanation of the bid you are considering (as your GIB partner will understand it) to be displayed. These explanations can be somewhat cryptic, but reading them carefully before you bid will help you to avoid misunderstandings with your GIB partner.

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