This is a monthly event, taking place at the beginning of each month. You have three days to play 32 boards, any time from the 1st Monday of each month, until Wednesday. Each player represents their country. The championship is open 72 hours.
How does this work?
Each table consists of a single human player, sitting South, and three robot players sitting in the other three seats. You can play your hands at any time from Monday until Wednesday, over a 72 hours time span.
If you need to take a break, you can stop, and resume as many times as you need during the 3 days of the championship. You have 32 boards to complete, so be careful not to start playing them too late, otherwise you won't have time to finish.
Results will be sent to your BBO Mailbox when the tournament ends (on Thursday morning). You can view a "provisional result" as soon as you finish playing your boards, or by clicking the Completed tournaments link, in the list of tournaments. Final results will be available in Recent Tournaments, in the History tab, once the tournament is completed.
The human player is switched into the North (Robot) seat whenever North is the declarer. The human player then declares the hand. When the hand is over, the human is switched back to his original seat.
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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